Author Archives: Melissa Castan

Is social media an antidote to academic futility?

Here’s an interesting discussion of the value of Academics using blogging and social media platforms. The author makes a good point about the ‘sort power’ that comes with academic blogging. I particularly liked the following reflective point: Blogging is a … Continue reading

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Can you Kahoot! in the Law classroom?

Using Kahoot! is best in the classroom. Its benefits lie in the teacher quickly being able to see if the majority of students understand a concept and whether any further discussion is necessary. Continue reading

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‘Flipping’ a law classroom

How I learned to stop worrying and love the video: In 2014 my colleague Ross Hyams and I developed a series of 12 short videos for use in the Monash Law 1st year law program. We were fortunate enough to … 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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