Webinar – Ask Us Anything

Ask the Experts

CALI works to use technology to improve legal education and access to justice

Whether or not you are a CALI user, here is an excellent opportunity to ask our experts all the burning questions you wanted to ask us.  Any and all questions about formative assessment, self-publishing, analytics, and etc. are on the table.

Stop by between 2 – 3 pm CDT (Chicago Time) and let’s see if we can help.

Friday, November 20

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Webinar – Adding QuizWright® to run formative assessment quizzes in your course

Register to join your colleagues virtually at our webinar “Adding QuizWright® to run formative assessment quizzes in your course” on November 13 from 3:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will provide background on QuizWright and show you how you can create formative assessment quizzes in minutes for use in your course.

CALI QuizWright® is a web app that lets law faculty write individual Multiple Choice, True/False, and Yes/No questions, saves the questions in a personal question bank, allows law faculty to bundle the questions into quizzes, uses CALI Publisher to instantly and securely publish the quizzes to the CALI website and lets students take the quizzes as formative assessments, either live in class or as homework, right on the CALI website, where most students already have an account. Faculty can view the basic results or access advanced analytic reporting from an online dashboard. Download of results to Excel for further analysis is available.

Features and Benefits

  • Create a personal question bank faculty can use with their courses year after year
  • View student responses in real-time
  • No software to install
  • Free to use as part of your school’s CALI membership
  • Built on the robust and secure CALI tools and features like the CALI Lesson Viewer, AutoPublish, and LessonLink

 

Agenda Highlight:  A short, focused demo with Q & A session.

 

 

Elmer Masters
Director of Technology
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

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Webinar – Using eLangdell® Press and eBooks in Legal Education

Register to join your colleagues virtually at our webinar “Using eLangdell® Press and eBooks in Legal Education” on November 6 from 3:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will provide background on eLangdell Press and show you how you can use its OER materials in your course. CALI’s eLangdell Press are free casebooks and book chapters authored and peer reviewed by law faculty.  All are available under a Creative Commons license so that faculty and students can use and remix the materials to suit their educational needs.

The session will also delve into the cost savings for your students from assigning our casebooks.

Agenda Highlight:  A short, focused demo with Q & A session.

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Webinar – Using CALI LessonLive to bring synchronous CALI Lessons to your course

Register to join your colleagues virtually at our webinar ” Using CALI LessonLive to bring synchronous CALI Lessons to your course on October 30 from 3:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will provide background on CALI LessonLive and show you how you can use it in your course. LessonLive lets teachers work through CALI Lessons, QuizWright quizzes, and CALI Author self-published lessons in real-time with the students in their class. There will be a live demonstration of LessonLive that you can participate in.

The session will also examine the educational analytics available to teachers using LessonLive and LessonLink who want to take a detailed look at how their students are performing with CALI resources.

Agenda Highlight:  A short, focused demo with Q & A session.

 

 

 

Elmer Masters
Director of Technology
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

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Visit the CALI virtual booth at the AAfPE 2020 Virtual Conference

Visit CALI’s Virtual Booth

Working to use technology to improve legal education & access to justice

We’re CALI – a non-profit consortium of US Law Schools that uses technology to improve legal education for paralegal, legal studies, and law students. Stop by our virtual booth to check out the free and unlimited resources offered to our members.

  • Over 1000 interactive tutorials in 40 different legal subject areas that are peer review by law faculty
  • Free casebooks and supplements authored and reviewed by law faculty and downloadable in PDF, eBook and MS Word formats with built-in permission to edit and redistribute to your students
  • A formative assessment platform for legal education that can be used inside the classroom, in a flipped classroom setting, distance-learning or as supplemental study – your choice

Session Title:
Your National Strategic Stockpile of Legal Education for Paralegal Programs

Thursday, November 5, 2020
10:30 am – 11:00 am EDT
Speaker:  John Mayer, Executive Director – CALI

In this presentation, you will learn how the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) provides educational resources that assist faculty in helping students succeed. We have always been at the forefront of distance learning, formative assessment, open education resources (OER), and much more.

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If you are an author of a law school casebook, with a non-traditional publisher, CALI would like to hear from you.

⁦The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is conducting a survey to help faculty and students identify teaching and learning resources that are available for free online or available at low cost from non-traditional publishers.

If you are the author of a teaching resource, please fill out the form below. The information will be collected and disseminated within the legal education community through the CALI website as a complement to its eLangdell® Press offerings.


With over 30 free, CC-licensed, peer-reviewed casebooks eLangdell Press is a leading publisher of OER materials in legal education. Visit the CALI bookstore at cali.org/eLangdell for details.

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CALI Mini-Course Session 1 “Creating a Successful Online Course” is available to view on-demand

In case you missed the first live session, “Creating a Successful Online Course“, of the CALI 7 session mini-course entitled Preparing for the Future of Legal Education – Online Teaching Tips & Techniques , it is now posted to view on-demand. We’re recording all of the sessions and will post them to course website the day after they happen.

Click here for access to the recording and presentation materials.

Session Description:

Welcome to the first session, “Creating a Successful Online Course.” We’re not covering everything you need to know to create an online course in 75 minutes. However, we hope to lay a foundation for future sessions and to inspire you to start thinking creatively about your courses.

We are pleased to welcome Tanya Joosten, Ph.D., Director, Digital Learning R&D, DETA Research Center, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, as our first speaker.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this session you should be able to:
1. Distinguish Emergency Remote Teaching from Online Teaching.
2. Describe a success from Emergency Remote Teaching.
3. Examine the pros and cons of teaching your course synchronously vs. asynchronously.
4. List two ways you want to change your course if it’s taught online in fall.

Click here for access to the recording and presentation materials.

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CALI EMERGENCY REMOTE TEACHING LAW FACULTY SURVEY

CALI EMERGENCY REMOTE TEACHING LAW FACULTY SURVEY

Add your voice to the conversation

We’re just finishing the largest distance learning experiment in legal education history.

However, what you accomplished was not true distance learning. It was Emergency Remote Teaching. You didn’t have time to plan, create new materials, train, or set up the infrastructure. Still, you learned a lot and have experiences that are worth reflecting on.

That is the goal of this survey.

We want to hear from US Law Faculty (there will be a separate law student survey) who moved from face-to-face to online teaching during Spring 2020 due to the pandemic. The survey is anonymous, but we want to know where you teach. If there are enough respondents, we will share law school-specific results with your school’s CALI contact. Aggregate results will be shared with everyone.

CALI is working on some projects to help the larger law school academy prepare for an entirely or partially online school year in Fall 2020 and the survey results will help guide our work.

If you would like to share your experiences for the benefit of other faculty, consider submitting a video for the CALI Conference.  See 2020.calicon.org for more details.

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Call for 15 Minute CALIcon2020 Presentations

PANDEMIC + LEGAL EDUCATION + TECH: WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
CALL FOR 15-MINUTE CALICON2020 PRESENTATIONS

We all experienced the largest experiment in Remote Emergency Teaching in history.  Law faculty scrambled to learn new software, librarians scrambled to deliver services and answer reference questions, Teknoids delivered laptops and provided tech support to all.  Instructional Designers and Ed Techies scrambled to make the pedagogy and curriculum make sense.  Deans and administrators scrambled too.  Lots of scrambling!  Time to share your recipes.

Fall semester is going to be another story – and one that we will tell – but what can we learn from Spring 2020?  We want you to capture the insights, the failures, the lessons, the experiences you all had during the Great Remote Emergency Teaching of 2020.  In the spirit of an online conference, we require your presentation to work within these constraints…

  1. 15 minutes of video submitted by May 15, 2020.

  2. Cover any topic that relates to Pandemic + Legal Education + Tech.

On May 21, 2020, we will assemble your presentations into clusters around similar topics and pick three to present LIVE during the conference on June 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2020.  There will be three clusters of sessions each day for a total of 9 hours.  One or two of those hours might be used for keynote talks – we’ll have to see what we get.  That means there will be 21 to 24 fifteen minute talks.  The last 15 minutes of the hour will be held over to polls, Q & A and discussion.

All of your experiences are valuable and interesting.  This is an opportunity to capture your experiences and share them.  If we don’t select you for a live presentation, we will still post your video to the conference website.  This is the asynchronous part of the conference – it’s the long tail.

No need to get approval from us before creating your 15-minute video.  Panels are acceptable.  Interviewer + Guest/Q & A formats are wonderful too.  Here are some topics I would really like to see people discuss – just to whet your whistles…

  • How did you use Breakout Rooms in Zoom and to What Effect?

  • Debate: Live online lecture vs. Recorded lecture

  • What’s the best camera, lighting, laptop, setup for law faculty?

  • Best Practices for Rolling Out Loaner Laptops

  • Things I Would Have Done to Prepare If I Had Time

    • Faculty version

    • Librarian version

    • Teknoid version

  • How awesome was it to assign awesome CALI lessons?

  • Law Student Voices of the Pandemic (Yes, we want sessions from law students!

  • Managing Multiple Communication Channels – email, slack, chat, text, zoom, etc, etc.

  • How did law school IT handle bandwidth, security, streaming?

  • How did you engage with students beyond talking to a camera?

Everyone has experiences.  Take a moment and reflect on yours and share.

Register and submit your videos at  http://2020.calicon.org/

“See” You in June!
John Mayer
@johnpmayer
jmayer@cali.org
Executive Director, CALI

Conference Registration:

CALIcon2020 Virtual Conference General Admission:  FREE

What’s a conference without a schwag bag? We felt the same way. That’s why we’re offering a special box filled with fun items for your enjoyment.

Happy Fun Time Conference Schwag Box Contents: $25.00 

  • Light-up yo-yo
  • Fidget Cube
  • T-shirt
  • Build Your Own Badge Kit
  • Coloring Book
  • Conference Snacks
  • and more!

You will be redirected to an Eventbrite page to complete your registration.

Thank you to our Sponsors

 

 

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CALIcon 2020 Conference Going to a Virtual Format

Hello Fellow Zoomers,

Obviously, we are canceling the in-person CALI Conference that was scheduled for       June 4-5, 2020 in Chicago.  In the spirit of Chicago’s former Mayor, I, John Mayer (see what I did there) am not going to waste this crisis.  We are going to make lemonade out of these lemons and still have fun doing it.  Here’s the plan.

CALIcon – The Pandemic Edition

June 3-4-5, 2020 at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm for 1 hour at each time.

Optional Happy Fun Time Conference Swag Box ($25 + shipping and handling).

We will be putting out a brand new, clean slate Call For Speakers soon.  We want you to do a 15 minute pre-recorded session on some topic related to Pandemic + Legal Education + Tech.   This can be a screencast, interpretive dance, podcast, Zoom panel discussion – whatever you want, but you have to record it and upload it to us by Midnight on Friday, May 15, 2020.

We will choose 18 of these and assemble them into clusters of three presentations.

We are in the midst of the largest distance learning experiment in legal education history.  Everyone – faculty, students, Teknoids, law librarians, edtech folks – everyone – has experienced it differently and had to make adjustments or witnessed a rapid change.  We want you to talk about that.  How’d it go?  Does this mean real, permanent change for legal education?  What did you learn?  If you could go back in time to December 2019, what advice would you give yourself?  You get the idea.

Here’s what the conference calendar will look like

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 –

1:00 pm – Opening Welcome + Keynote

2:00 pm – Break – eat a snack from your Happy Fun Time Schwag Box (hereafter HFTSB)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Live Sessions around some major topic

3:00 pm – Live session 1
3:15 pm – Live Session 2
3:30 pm – Live Session 3
3:45 pm – Q & A with all the speakers

4:00 pm – Break – HFTSB Snack and play with your CALI YoYo

5:00 pm – Live sessions around one major topic

5:00 pm – Live Session 1
5:15 pm – Live Session 2
5:30 pm – Live Session 3
5:45 pm – Q & A with all the speakers

6:30 pm -? –  Grab a libation from the fridge and join the Safe Distance Happy Happy Hour and demonstrations of yo-yo tricks.

Same plan for Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5.  After the last session on Friday, we will hold a raffle for a bunch of weird, cool, fun geek gadgets for anyone who paid $25 for a Happy Fun Time Schwag Box.

Everyone who submits a session will have it posted on the website.  Some will be asked to reprise their session – Live – during one of the cluster sessions during the conference.  This lets people attend what they want, but retains a modicum of a real-time rush to keep things interesting.  The Happy Fun Time Schwag Box will have a variety of conference schwag, a t-shirt, snacks, name badge, and some surprises.

Let’s have fun with this!

Regards                                                                                                                                                   John Mayer
Executive Director, CALI
jmayer@cali.org
Follow me on Twitter: @johnpmayer
Follow CALI on Twitter:  @caliorg

 

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