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On the edge: ICT and the transformation of professional legal learning

Maharg, Paul

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Information and communications technology in professional legal education courses is perceived as problematic for teachers and course designers. It is so not because technology is inherently difficult or strange, but because at a deep level it can threaten the practice and identity of teachers. However the contextual challenges of their position, caught between academy and practice, may actually enable professional legal educators to take account of new technologies. The article discusses this...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMaharg, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-29T04:52:37Z
dc.date.available2015-06-29T04:52:37Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-1326
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/14143
dc.description.abstractInformation and communications technology in professional legal education courses is perceived as problematic for teachers and course designers. It is so not because technology is inherently difficult or strange, but because at a deep level it can threaten the practice and identity of teachers. However the contextual challenges of their position, caught between academy and practice, may actually enable professional legal educators to take account of new technologies. The article discusses this proposal, using the example of the incremental development of a discussion forum. It suggests that the tools of pragmatist and transformative meta-theory may point the way forward for professional legal educators to create their own community of practice in the use of ICT in professional legal learning.
dc.languageen_AUS
dc.publisherNewcastle University
dc.rightsPaul Maharg 2006.
dc.sourceWeb Journal of Current legal Issues
dc.subjectlegal education
dc.subjecte-learning
dc.subjectsimulation
dc.subjectvirtual world
dc.subjectstaff development
dc.subjectlearning
dc.titleOn the edge: ICT and the transformation of professional legal learning
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume3
dc.date.issued2006
local.publisher.urlhttp://webjcli.org/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMaharg, P., College of Law, The Australian National University
local.identifier.essn2059-0881
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage28
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationNewcastle, UK
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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