Compiling a list below of resources for online teaching and learning, from messages exchanged by faculty as the nation’s law schools have gone online, overnight.
Berman is a pioneer in distance education in law schools, having served on the faculty and in the senior administration of the nation’s first fully online law school, and teaching bar review on line, for decades –and now serving as an ABA Fact Finder on distance learning in law schools. Berman, as quoted in the California Bar Journal, December 2008: “The curriculum includes live classes, assigned reading, video lectures, essays and tests in 11-day modules. “Other than eye contact and body language, the discussion is, in many ways, quite similar to that of a traditional law school classroom,” said Concord professor Sara Berman. And Berman, a UCLA School of Law graduate herself, sees advantages to a virtual classroom: The interaction is based solely on the discussion’s content, not on the student’s gender, race or looks, for example. Students don’t have to commute. They can review archived classes. And they gain extra experience in written communication.”
Miscellaneous Resources on Online Teaching and Learning
https://www.law.du.edu/online-learning-conference/conference-schedule (Videos embedded in conference schedule)
- A virtual classroom tour of one of our online courses: https://jdinteractive.syr.edu/classroom-tour/
- Q&A with Law.com on nuts & bolts of pivoting to online education amid this crisis: https://www.law.com/2020/03/10/law-schools-shift-classes-online-amid-covid-19-but-can-they-do-it-right/
- An article for the NY Bar Journal that outlines online program at Syracuse University, and its goals for expanding access to education and justice: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3276305