Inclusive team assessment of off-campus and on-campus first year law students using instantaneous communication technology

Collins, Pauline (2010) Inclusive team assessment of off-campus and on-campus first year law students using instantaneous communication technology. The Law Teacher, 44 (3). pp. 309-333. ISSN 0306-9400

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Abstract

Motivation for academics teaching law in today’s globalised technological world is provided from research on team assessment and the use of technology in higher-education learning, as supported by student evaluations from this first year law course. The experience of offering a competitive team assessment item utilising 'state-of the-art' web conferencing tools to enable both on-campus and off-campus students to present, as a team, live debates, is discussed. This assessment treats students in an inclusive way furthering both motivation and student engagement. The course, (Law in Context), models a team approach designed to engage students in the study of legal theory and jurisprudence. Students are required to work together to produce an assessment item that requires critical thinking, oral communication and the art of argument, all vital to the practice of law. The findings reveal an overall positive response.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted Version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Ms Pauline Collins
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2010 12:39
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment; team work; e-learning; off-campus/on-campus students; first year law
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/03069400.2010.524028
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9105

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