Preparing for the Future of Legal Education - Online Teaching Tips & Techniques

We have a new course website at https://onlineteaching.classcaster.net/. If you have already registered and received a confirmation email, your enrollment is set and we have a record of it. You will be hearing from us over the next day or so as things get going.
Due to overwelhming interest in this course we are moving to an open enrollment model. Zoom links for each session will be posted to the course website on the session's page and in the community forums. Attendance will be taken for each session as a way for us to track enrollment and who is completed the course. 

Here's some interesting links:

  1. https://onlineteaching.classcaster.net/ is the course website. Here you will find Zoom links, links to the session recordings, session materials, and more.
  2. https://community.cali.org/c/online-teaching/13 is the online community. Here you will find discussions around sessions and course assignments. For the community you will need an account for...
  3. The CALI website at www.cali.org. You can visit https://www.cali.org/register to create a new account. If you've forgotten your CALI password visit https://www.cali.org/user/password to reset it.
    1. If you're creating a new account you'll need your school's authorization code. To find out who to contact at your school to get the code, visit the CALI Contacts page and find your school.

5/20/2020 - Course Announcement

CALI OFFERING MINI-COURSE FOR LAW FACULTY: Preparing for the Future of Legal Education - Online Teaching Tips & Techniques

In Spring 2020, Law Schools experienced the largest online teaching experiment in history. They didn’t have time to prepare, change the syllabus, create new content - you just had to move it all online. This was “Emergency Remote Teaching” to distinguish it from distance learning or online teaching. 

Some portion of legal education in Fall 2020 will likely be delivered online. Law Faculty need to prepare for this scenario. We have powerful tools and excellent support systems in our schools, colleagues, and CALI. We can do this.  

CALI is offering a 4-week mini-course of 7 sessions via Zoom to teach Law Faculty how to go beyond Emergency Remote Teaching.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm CDT 
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm CDT 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm CDT
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm CDT

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm CDT
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm CDT

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm CDT

Topics covered include Creating a Successful Online Course, Technology: Platforms & Lectures, Assessment: Formative and Summative, Engaging Your Students, Creating a Framework for Online Learning, Different Mix of Techniques for Skills-based - Seminars or Large Classes, and Preparing to Teach Online: The Essential Checklist.

In this mini-course Law Faculty will be the Students. There will be readings, assessments, and homework. Students will be graded. This is key. We want Law Faculty to experience - as much as possible - what it’s like to take an online course. A course designed with best practices in distance learning.  

The instructors are Deb Quentel, CALI’s Director of Curriculum Development, John Mayer, CALI’s Executive Director, and Elmer Masters, CALI’s Director of Technology. Guest speakers will join us for each session. 

Please sign up with a commitment to learn and to stay for the duration. We will keep track of student progress and nudge you if you drop off. This is part of the intended experience.  

The course is free. For more information visit https://onlineteaching.classcaster.net

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Deb Quentel - dquentel@cali.org
John Mayer - jmayer@cali.org
Elmer Masters - emasters@cali.org