Monthly Archives: August 2014

10 Tips about Working with Online Discussions in #legaled

Online (computer-mediated) discussions seem to be increasingly adopted for learning interactions in legal education. The form and structure of these discussions vary widely, depending on the technology and the context adopted. The discussions can be synchronous or asynchronous, appear in … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why I Use LinkedIn

Many legal educators used LinkedIn, but several have told me they don’t see the point. Managed appropriately, LinkedIn can be a useful social media tool within a community of practice. Click on the image to see my presentation on why … Continue reading

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Tumblr – an explainer

There is a fair bit written about using Twitter and blogs in higher education, and in legal education. Less visible however is the easy-to use microblogging/social media hybrid, Tumblr. The question is, can Tumblr be used in an educational context? … Continue reading

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Recent additions to the Libraries (9 August 2014)

Some additions to the ‘Academics‘ and ‘Practitioners‘ libraries this week: Julia E Rodriguez, ‘Social media use in higher education: Key areas to consider for educators‘ (2011). Gráinne Conole and Panagiota Alevizou, ‘A literature review of the use of Web 2.0 … Continue reading

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A Digital Repository for #legaled Conferences?

In an earlier post, I described using Twitter and Storify as a digital repository for events. I am especially thinking about the lack of a repository for legal education conferences in Australia. Paul Maharg commented on this after the 2013 … Continue reading

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Using Powtoon for short presentations

Kate Galloway, in her recent series of posts on legal education in a digital context, invited us all to take some step to try something, anything, to digitally enhance our legal teaching practice, whether we were at entry level, consolidation or … Continue reading

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