Making law more accessible: Designing collaborative learning environments for physically remote Generation Y students

Carver, Tracey L. & Cockburn, Tina L. (2006) Making law more accessible: Designing collaborative learning environments for physically remote Generation Y students. In OLT 2006 Conference: Learning on the Move, 26 September 2006, Brisbane, Australia.


In addition to an understanding of substantive law, the undergraduate law degree at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) aims to develop students’ lifelong skills. In the unit ‘Principles of Equity’ the skill developed includes teamwork, in the context of legal letter writing. Given the increased technological mobility of Generation Y students, the presenters have developed and trialled a model that enables these skills to be learnt and practiced online. The result is a more flexible environment that not only ensures congruent learning experiences between internal and external (or physically remote) students, but provides a connected or engaged educational program to supplement existing teaching method. This paper outlines the above project, the pedagogy that influenced it, and its impact on student learning experiences. Some issues for the development of such learning innovations in the future are also addressed

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ID Code: 5356
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: online learning, online skills development, online group work areas, student collaboration, teamwork, active learning, Generation Y students, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:20

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