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1 Emily Allbon Sanmeet Kaur Dua

2 Inspiration & drivers Recognising student engagement needed to increase 6 key practical legal support skills Open access vital

3 Design Visual = important Introducing the 'fun' Engaging content

4 Students learn in different ways Different types of media Not just reading - listening, watching too

5 Student feedback ‘It gets intense going through textbooks as reading can become a chore – nice to have something to lighten it’ ‘ Different resources – online tutorials, slideshows and videos – present the information in a fun and stimulating way...’

6 Peer learning “Law professors’ personal stories about ‘how I learned it’ – somewhat meaningless and antiquated...Novice peers, are perfect mirrors to help each other reflect and regulate law student learning” (Herndon, 2010) = And then in 1974…

7 Teaching resource Teaching materials for Legal Method team Enhances student learning - inspiring students to become creative, original and confident 24/7 support for other courses Used by staff at other universities

8 Outcomes/benefits Upsurge in interest in mooting Inspiring colleagues to do more with technology Influence & enhance learning “…when the students knew I was representing City University they couldn‘t stop talking about Lawbore & Learnmore. Words can’t describe how happy I was to see students outside our university talk about it and use it. I couldn’t but explain to you how thankful I am of you, and all that effort we see you put-in, pays off” (Student after the National Law Student Forum 2012)

9 App Talking essays - feedback ~ feed forward Legal writing focus

10 What others think! “I think your ‘Learnmore’ website is fantastic. I’m teaching law to non-law students in a business school. Many of the students find law daunting and inaccessible, your site is a great example of how to get over that. I’ve directed my students to your ‘how to remember cases’ page, which I think is great!” (Dr Liz Oliver, Leeds University Business School). “I think they (Lawbore & Learnmore) are excellent and will be recommending them accordingly. They are very clear, easily navigated, colourful, fresh, informative, and very useful” (Prof Gary Slapper, Director of the Centre for Law, The Open University) “ I begin my pupillage at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills next September! I don’t think it’s an over-exaggeration to say that Learnmore had a significant effect by bolstering my confidence, opening me up to new ways of thinking and providing a solid platform to build on for my studies at undergraduate level and beyond” LLB3 student

11 Find out more about Learnmore via a piece in the European Journal of Law and Technology (2013) 4:1 Too cool for (law) school? Using technology to engage students in legal skills OR by looking at the site for yourselves!

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13 Image credits Slide 6: ‘Professor Finger Puppet’ by abbey*christine Slide 6: ‘The famous yawn - cc licence’ by Hilary Quinn Slide 9: by 365::153 what’s next? by.reid.


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