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Dewald chosen to present at SXSWedu

Aaron Dewald, Associate Director for the Center for Innovation in Legal Education, has been selected to present at the 2016 South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) conference held in March 7th – 10th in Austin, TX. Aaron’s topic, Media Design for Learners using Multimedia Theory, examines the learning science literature to talk about ways in which educational media can […]

Counter-Terrorism Simulation Gains Local Media Attention

On April 10, 2015, students involved in the S.J. Quinney College of Law Global Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism course participated in the eighth annual counter-terrorism simulation. ABC4 Utah attended part of the simulation and broadcast a story about the event. See the news clip here »

SXSWedu Blog: The Science of Learning

Note: I’m currently attending SXSWEdu in Austin, Texas.  Legal education (and education in general) needs turn to others to find out the best way we can create successful learners.  This conference is bringing together educators from all walks of life and encouraging trading and sharing of ideas and methods.  I thought a good way for […]

Dewald to Conduct Workshop at DU’s Morgridge School of Education

Materials in motion: Exploring the use of animation in learning

By Aaron J. Dewald for the Center for Innovation in Legal Education Blog. A year or so ago, a discussion on Teknoids had started about what defines a video. It was inferred that something needed to move to constitute a video. Do narrated slide shows from Keynote, PowerPoint, etcetera constitute videos? Legal education is going through […]

Dewald Blended Learning Tips Quoted in Harvard Law Blog

Aaron Dewald, Associate Director of the Center for Innovation in Legal Education at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, presented a cognitive approach to blended learning in legal education at the 2014 CALI Conference (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction). To read the blog click here.

Dewald to Present at Syracuse on Blended Learning in the Law School Classroom

Aaron Dewald, Associate Director of the Center for Innovation in Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will present two panels at Syracuse University on May 6. He describes his presentation as an “extended faculty workshop” about all things that factor into blended learning, “flipped classrooms,” and active learning/simulations. Dewald […]

So you’d like to flip a class…

Update: For those of you who attended the ILTL Conference, and are looking for the files we used in our demo, you can find the scripts: GoodScript and NotAsGoodScript, the segments: GoodSegmented and NotAsGoodSegmented, and the slides: GoodSlides and NotAsGoodSlides, and the final presentation and video. If you’re reading this, you’re at least entertaining the thought of flipping a class, or maybe you’re sold […]

Counterterrorism Simulation 2013

Counterterrorism Simulation 2013 The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will stream a live Counterterrorism Simulation designed to test participants’ ability to identify, address, and solve complex legal and ethical dilemmas. The Simulation is an annual event created by Professor Guiora as part of his class on counter-terrorism that implements classroom knowledge in […]

Blending the First-Year Legal Classroom

Just posted a new blog at the Law School Ed Tech blog.  Today’s post is about flipping a first-year class, Contracts, by using online multimedia articles. With all the talk about blended learning, flipped classrooms, and the like, we wanted to visualize what that might look like in the legal classroom, but first lets take […]