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Undergoing Maintenance: The Challenges (and Rewards!) of Converting a Course to an Online Format

by Ashley Ahlbrand Online learning is an increasing trend in legal education.  Although there are schools that hopped on this wave years ago, there are many, like mine, that are still treading in the more traditional waters.  However, our administration has … Continue reading

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Online-Only J.D. Programs

Many of us still have nightmares thinking back upon our law school experience, which was modeled on the Socratic method of  teaching featured in the Paper Chase. However, law students can now have a more enjoyable and flexible experience through … Continue reading

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Developing Community in an Online Learning Environment

My school is preparing to welcome its first hybrid J.D. cohort this January, when the students will be on campus for a full-to-bursting “Preparation Week.” As we figure out the best way to disseminate important information to our students before they arrive, I … Continue reading

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WGDLLE: The Hardest-Working Working Group You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of  

A couple of weeks ago, William Mitchell College of Law hosted the Working Group for Distance Learning in Legal Education (or WGDLLE, as we are currently and affectionately calling it) for its fall meeting. This is what the weather was … Continue reading

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Scouting the Possibilities of Digital Badges

My colleagues and I proposed a session on digital badges in legal research for the AALL Annual Meeting. Much to our chagrin, we were turned down, but we are undeterred. We’re still talking about digital badges and what they might … Continue reading

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