Liz Polding of the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, and James Catchpole and Jill Cripps, both of The College of Law, have published Interaction and Reflection: A New Approach to Skills and Accounts Teaching on the Legal Practice Course, 24 International Review of Law, Computers, and Technology 83-92 (2010) (Issue no. 1). Here is the abstract:
‘Acceptance of the online environment as just another space for learning does not deny its potential to reconceptualize what is possible in teaching and learning’ (Alexander and Boud)1 This paper considers how the development of this resource moves the use of interactive learning in law further, in the way posited by Alexander and Boud, into a new, flexible, learner centred environment. The philosophy behind both Legal Practice Course (LPC) Skills Online and LPC Accounts online is that the online learning space is the primary resource, rather than supplementing or enhancing a textbook. The interactive environment provides an opportunity to practise legal skills and accounts, combined with detailed feedback and tools for formal reflection. This structure guides learners through a complete learning cycle. The interactive exercises, mainly using case studies, are completed at the learner’s own pace and a longer case study brings the skills together to provide context.