March 21, 2004

Distance Learning for Lawyers from Legal Aid Univ.

Legal Aid University, the online campus of the Legal Services Training Consortium of New England, provides access to educational and professional development resources supporting the work of the national civil legal aid community. Their new weblog provides resources for distance learning for lawyers and includes "Notes & Thoughts from Tufts Director of Academic Technology" (3/9/04) from the author's lunch with Tuft's David Kahle.

Posted by dougsimpson at March 21, 2004 04:05 PM | TrackBack

Thanks for the cite! We're hoping to keep a running diary of our progress as we develop our distance learning platform for legal aid practitioners (civil legal services for the disadvantaged). Please drop by our site or send me a note if you're interested in what we're up to.

Posted by: Gene Koo at March 21, 2004 05:56 PM

Gene, thanks for the comment. I did visit the Legal Aid University and was particularly impressed with its weblog. I shared one of the resources it pointed to with one of the Education Technology profs at University of Hartford, where I'm teaching some business law courses to undergrads.

They are developing distance learning programs in their School of Education, Business School and in the Legal Studies program that offers a bachelor's degree and a certificate in paralegal studies. Many of those courses are taken by working adults who value the ability to obtain learning elements online.


Posted by: Doug Simpson at March 21, 2004 06:59 PM