The World Wide Web as a Stimulant for the Use of Technology: Using Technology to Teach Law

By Michael William Blissenden.

Published by Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

Format Price
Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Law is usually studied through the Case Law method, whereby students are required to read extracts from court judgments and answer questions about facts, issues and the decision by the judges. The World Wide Web provides an enormous amount of materialabout the case- ranging from the full report of the judgment to extensive information about the litigating parties. In an Australian classroom students are requested to deconstruct key cases by utilising the Web to discover the background social, political and economic basis behind the litigation. Students then return to the classroom and through the use of various technological methods, such as Youtube, Video and Powerpoint processes explain and engage the class about the background stories of the case.

Keywords: Teaching and Learning, Technology, Student Engagement

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.41-46. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.556MB).

Michael William Blissenden

Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia