ERIC Number: ED178009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Law with Computers: A Collection of Essays.
Burris, Russell; And Others
The use of the computer in teaching law is examined in this collection of essays. Discussed are the development of law-related programmed workbooks, predecessors to computer aided instruction (CAI); research findings and their implications for the design of law-related CAI exercises; advantages and limitations of CAI programs in law; and attempts to measure the effectiveness of CAI as a method of law instruction. Essays include: "Why Use a Computer in Teaching and Learning Law?" (Robert Keeton); "How Can the Law Professor Best Use Computer-aided Exercises?" (Roger Park); "How Do Computer-aided Exercises in Law Work?" (Robert Keeton); "The Authoring Process and Instructional Design" (Russell Burris); "The EDUCOM Workshop: A Model" (Carolyn P. Landis); "Network Experience and Experiments" (Russell Burris); and "Computer-aided Instruction in Law: Theories, Techniques, and Trepidations" (Roger Park and Russell Burris). Included in several of the essays are statistics and tables reporting such findings as student reaction and response to CAI, law schools involved in preliminary use of CAI, and examples of CAI exercises. The benefits of CAI were reported to be that it gives each student individual attention in that there is constant communication and feedback between student and computer and it gives the professor the opportunity to view instant critique of the student's performance as reported by the computer. (LC)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Educational Technology, Feedback, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Learning, Legal Education, Multimedia Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Professional Education, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Teaching Machines, Teaching Methods
EDUCOM, Interuniversity Communications Council, Inc., Post Office Box 364, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08590 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Princeton, NJ.
Note: EDUCOM Series in Computing and Telecommunications in Higher Education No. 2