Resources

General Resources for Online Teaching

AccessLex Distance Learning Resources https://arc.accesslex.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=bs-resources

AccessLex – Raising the Bar newsletter – Summer 2020 issue focuses on distance education https://www.accesslex.org/raising-the-bar

CALI: Resources for Law Faculty On Remote Teaching Due To Coronavirus / Covid-19 – Including links to tutorials on using Zoom https://www.cali.org/corona

Educause
Lists to join – participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion lists can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/

Every Learner Everywhere.org, Essential Resources for Faculty Building (or Improving) Online Courses (includes link to “playbook”) (added 07/09/2020)

Online Learning Consortium – https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/

“Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19 – Faculty Playbook” (a Guide to teaching online – but not specifically at law schools). https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/tools/delivering-high-quality-instruction-in-response-to-covid-19-faculty-playbook/

Harvard University, Best Practices: Online Pedagogy, https://teachremotely.harvard.edu/best-practices (30 minutes & more time to follow links) (Lists of ideas on how to best teach online.)

Indiana University Self-Paced Course
Designing and Teaching for Impact on Online Courses, (found at several university websites). This course content is offered under a CC Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike. https://csus.instructure.com/courses/28305

Univerity of Denver Sturm College of Law, Online Learning Conference – Online & Hybrd Learning Pedagogy: Toward Defining Best Practices in Legal Education, (Sept 28-29-2019) https://www.law.du.edu/online-learning-conference/conference-schedule (sessions were recorded).

Articles & Books (and videos)

Brian J. Beatty, Hybrid-Flexible Course Design https://edtechbooks.org/hyflex

Josh Blackman, (March 18, 2020) Tutorial on using Zoom for class instruction, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMMK9KKgOWY (33 minutes) (In the first 18 minutes, Professor Blackman walks his law school colleagues through features in Zoom Meeting with explanations of his “best practices.” The remaining time is Q&A.)

Paul Caron, COVID-19 And Law Teaching: Developing Asynchronous Online Courses for Law Students TaxProf Blog (May 26, 2020), https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/05/covid-19-and-law-teaching-developing-asynchronous-online-courses-for-law-students.html

Case, Susan M., and Beth E. Donahue. “Developing High-Quality Multiple-Choice Questions Ror Assessment in Legal Education.” Journal of Legal Education, vol. 58, no. 3, 2008, pp. 372–387. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/42894078. Accessed 14 June 2020.

Columbia Law School, Socratic Zooming: Faculty Weigh in on Teaching Remotely (interviews of faculty talking about teaching in various subjects) https://www.law.columbia.edu/news/archive/socratic-zooming-faculty-weigh-teaching-remotely

Dave Cormier and Ashlyne O’Neil, 12 Key Ideas: An Introduction to Teaching Online – Understanding the internet as platform, (2020) (Available at https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/onlineteaching/ (About teaching online generally, not specifically about law school)).

Larry Cunningham, Moving to Best Practices in Online Learning, (March 24, 2020) https://lawschoolassessment.org/author/larrycunningham2012/

Flower Darby, James M. Lang, Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes 1st Edition (2019).

Distance Learning in Legal Education: Design, Delivery and Recommended Practices (2017) (written as a collaborative project by the Working Group on Distance Education in Legal Education).

Dutton, Yvonne and Mohapatra, Seema, COVID-19 and Law Teaching: Guidance on Developing an Asynchronous Online Course for Law Students (May 18, 2020). St. Louis University Law Journal, 2021. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3604331

EDUCAUSE – 7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model. Download the 2 page PDF from here. https://library.educause.edu/resources/2020/7/7-things-you-should-know-about-the-hyflex-course-model  (added 7/21/ 2020)

Nathalie Greenfield, 10 teaching tips from a law student to law professors, https://abaforlawstudents.com/2020/04/14/10-teaching-tips-from-a-law-student-to-law-professors/

Huffman, Max, Online Learning Grows Up – and Heads to Law School. Indiana Law Review https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/ilr/pdf/vol49p57.pdf

Kohn, Nina A., Online Learning and the Future of Legal Education (April 7, 2020). Nina A. Kohn, Online Learning and the Future of Legal Education, 70 Syracuse L. Rev. 1 (2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3570914

Lipton, Jacqueline Deborah, Distance Legal Education: Lessons from the *Virtual* Classroom (November 21, 2019). IDEA: The IP Law Review, Vol. 60, 2020 Forthcoming; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3491427

McPeak, Agnieszka, Asynchronous Online Law School Teaching: A Few Observations (March 12, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3553094 (added 7/8/2020) (h/t @AccessLex)

Ryznar, Margaret, What Works in Online Teaching (April 6, 2020). St. Louis University Law Journal, Forthcoming , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3570086 (added 7/8/2020) (h/t @AccessLex)

Kay Shattuck, Bethany Simunich and Barbara Burch, 5 Tips for Moving from Remote Instruction to Quality Online Learning, (May 21, 2020) https://er.educause.edu/blogs/2020/5/5-tips-for-moving-from-remote-instruction-to-quality-online-learning

Swift, Kenneth R. (2018) “The Seven Principles for Good Practice in [Asynchronous Online] Legal Education,” Mitchell Hamline Law Review: Vol. 44 : Iss. 1 , Article 4. Available at: https://open.mitchellhamline.edu/mhlr/vol44/iss1/4

Tina Stavredes, Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success 1st Edition (2011).

Dannelle D. Stevens, Antonia J. Levi, Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning 2nd Edition (2012).

Thomson, David I. C., Online Learning and the Future of Legal Education (January 7, 2020). Syracuse Law Review, Forthcoming; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3515416

Thornton, Karen and Schooner, Steven L. and Speidel, Markus, Graduate Level Distance Learning: Enhanced Student Experience, Significant Scalability Challenges: A Multiyear Case Study. Journal of Legal Education (2020 Forthcoming); GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-34; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-34. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3612765

 

LibGuides and Collections that Focus on Online Teaching Resources for Law Faculty

Brooklyn Law School https://guides.brooklaw.edu/faculty

Cornell Law School https://guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=1010827&p=7322929

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law https://drexellaw.libguides.com/remoteteaching/resources

Emory Law School https://guides.libraries.emory.edu/c.php?g=1010170&p=7318245

Harvard Law School https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/clinical/remote-teaching-resources/

Susan Landrum: Guide to Resources for Teaching Online

Stanford Law School https://guides.law.stanford.edu/onlineteaching

The One-Page Guide to Writing Multiple-Choice Questions Susan M. Case, Ph.D., Beth Donahue – This is a real gem of an article and it’s only one page of reading.

University of Georgia School of Law https://libguides.law.uga.edu/online-teaching

University of Minnesota Law School https://libguides.law.umn.edu/c.php?g=296857&p=6443532

University of Washington School of Law https://guides.lib.uw.edu/law/facultystaff/remotetips

 

First-person accounts about online law school teaching

Jeannie Suk Gersen, Finding Real Life in Teaching Law Online, New Yorker (April 23, 2020) Available from https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/finding-real-life-in-teaching-law-online

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