Hot Topic: Distance Learning in Legal Education: The Librarian’s Role in Implementing ABA Standard 306 (H8)

Date + Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2019: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Speakers: Simon Canick, University of Maryland School of Law; Misty Franklin, University of Akron School of Law; Sarah Starnes, University of Akron School of Law;

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In 2018, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, the American Bar Association’s accreditor of law schools, passed a new rule for distance education that nearly doubled the number of credits law students can earn in distance learning courses before graduating. This session examines the requirements under the new ABA Standard 306 on distance education. The speakers will describe their own experiences creating academic content in an online environment, and how librarians have been involved in evaluating the methods of course delivery and student performance assessment, as well as introducing new technologies into the curriculum. Explore instructional design and Quality Matters compliance, and learn how to evaluate and implement useful technologies for creating online, asynchronous courses.

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