Assessing the Assessment: Legal Tech Assessment in a Legal Research and Writing Course

Law schools have been teaching technology skills for some time. Law librarians have been instrumental is supporting this endeavor. Law students need more than just theory to learn the advantages and capabilities of technology at their disposal. Assessment of these skills is problematic. How do you effectively assess skills in integral tools like Word, Adobe PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint? Does the Procertas Legal Tech Assessment (LTA) do the job well? How do you get buy-in from law faculty and the administration? The speaker will cover his experience using the LTA among other assessment options for the legal technology plenaries taught at the University of Hawaiʻi Law School. Additionally, Chicago-Kent has been using Procertas to help enforce the tech skills the librarians teach in Legal Writing. This session will cover the process of implementing a technology assessment in a Legal Research course and expose some best practices, pitfalls, and needed improvements. Issues concerning students with disabilities will be covered in addition to the usual concerns of lack of computer platform uniformity. This session is intended for beginners.

 

Speaker(s)

Real name: 
Brian
Huffman
Electronic Services Librarian
University of Hawaii
Real name: 
Deborah
Ginsberg
Educational Technology Librarain
Chicago-Kent College of Law Library

Experience level

Beginner

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