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A Book Is A Book And Other Thoughts On Our Webby Future

In February I wrote that every book is a website and we need to embrace the webiness of books. This led to some good discussion about the nature of books generally and casebooks in particular and about the nature of websites. The discussion helped clarify a couple of things in my mind.

You can still join our free online course, Topics in Digital Law Practice!

There’s still time to join our free online course, Topics in Digital Law Practice.

If you haven’t yet, register for the course and catch up by watching video of last week’s class (below).

Then join us live Friday at 2pm Eastern for special guest Marc Lauritsen‘s class on Document Automation.

CALI Conference Call for Speakers

The theme for this year’s conference is "Some Assembly Required."

We are constructing our future, here in the present. We have many excellent technologies, but figuring out how to use them to serve the educational, scholarly, professional and public service missions of law school is an ongoing challenge. This year’s theme is a double entendre meant to explicitly evoke that our future is not pre-packaged or purchased from a vendor – some assembly is required to make the pieces fit into our institutional cultures. (Read More...)

Free, Online Course on Digital Law Practice

Because of technological, economic, and market pressures, the way we practice law is rapidly evolving. Law students, are you prepared for these changes in law practice? Law faculty, are you preparing your students? CALI is offering a FREE nine-week online course on Topics in Digital Law Practice to help address these issues starting Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2pm ET.

Register here.

The Enhanced Book

I have a box of tissues on my desk that’s decorated like a bookshelf. My mother jokingly gave it to me when I started at CALI just in case I started to miss being surrounded by books all day. The thing is, though, I’m still surrounded by books all day.

New! Exit a CALI Lesson, resume it later.

We start the Spring semester with a surprise new feature for CALI Lesson users: lesson resume. Here’s a quick tour:

  • The resume feature is automatic. If you leave a lesson by any means such as closing the browser or turning off the computer, you’ll be able to resume later…that is, unless you complete and finalize (more on that below).
  • There’s an Exit & Resume Later link in the upper right that has the same effect as above.
  • To resume a lesson in the same spot with the same score, login to and click “My Lesson Runs in the right hand menu.
  • When you get to the end of a lesson, you’ll be given the option to complete and finalize your lesson. If you take this option, you cannot resume that lesson. You can, of course, run the same lesson again from the beginning. There’s also a “Complete the Lesson” link in the table of contents if you’d like to finalize your score prior to hitting the final screen.

Here’s a more detailed FAQ on the new CALI Lesson resume feature.




Coming to AALS? Join us for CALI’s annual member meeting.

If you’re attending the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, join us Friday morning for breakfast and a brief presentation about CALI’s work in electronic casebooks, new online teaching tools, technology to integrate practice into teaching, and other innovations in legal education and access to justice.

To reserve your place at the breakfast, please RSVP by December 28, 2011.