The odd case of the legal foundation module: reporting on student perceptions of e-learning at Cardiff Law School

Breda, V. and Langton, N. (2011) The odd case of the legal foundation module: reporting on student perceptions of e-learning at Cardiff Law School. Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, 8 (1). pp. 59-84. ISSN 1476-0401


The debate over whether online activities enhance learning has also been occurring in legal education. For Cardiff Law School, where pedagogy dictates the 'blend' of traditional and online support, the question has been whether complementing or substituting traditional teaching activities with e-learning tasks and resources (e-blend) can enhance Cardiff Law School students' overall pedagogical experiences. This paper reports on a project that explored aspects of this dilemma by investigating Cardiff Law School students' perceptions, with a particular focus on the value they placed on e-learning resources and tasks. The research methodology adopted integrates quantitative data (student results) with a qualitative analysis (semi-structured focus group interviews).

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law
Date Deposited: 03 May 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 05:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal education; e-learning; e-blending; teaching efficiency; qualitative analysis; law student perceptions
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies

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