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Seeing is believing: We are all converging

Allbon, E. (2016). Seeing is believing: We are all converging. Law Teacher, 50(1), pp. 44-60. doi: 10.1080/03069400.2016.1146455


In a country (the UK) where huge personal investment is required to undertake legal education and training, it is right that an ever-increasing emphasis is placed on student satisfaction. Keeping students engaged is a key priority for universities and technology has a large role to play in this, whether in the context of face-to-face, wholly online or blended learning. The debate around where the line is drawn between engagement and entertainment rumbles on. Challenges exist in relation to information/digital and multimodal literacies, but there is much scope for innovation in teaching and learning thanks to emerging technologies. The article looks at ways in which those teaching in law could be inspired by other disciplines and methodologies, embedding literacies commonly dealt with outside the faculty, by librarians, technologists and designers within their curriculum.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Law Teacher on 12 April 2016, available online:
Publisher Keywords: Information literacy, visualisation, legal education, technology, student engagement, multimodality
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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