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E-learning; E-See; legal education; Reforms
Reforming legal higher education involves organisational aspects as well as aspects on learning and instruction. We focus on the learning and instruction part of education and also make a restriction for institutionalized learning and instruction, that is, learning and instruction that takes place within the context of a school or university. Instruction should aim at enhancing effective and efficient learning, that is the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the field or subject area at stake. Instruction involves presentation of learning materials and presentation of support in processing these materials. Technology can be used in instruction to support both the presentation and the processing of learning materials. The HYPATIA research program describes a methodology for principled and structured design of electronic materials for learning the law effectively and efficiently. In this paper the focus is on describing this methodology for the principled and structured design of materials for learning the law effectively and efficiently. The methodology is described first, followed by a description of the design of an instructional environment for learning to solve legal cases: the application PROSA, the design of an instructional environment for learning to structure and analyse case law: the application CASE and the design of an instructional environment for learning to select legally relevant facts out of a real life situation: the application e-See.
Muntjewerff, Antoinette, "ICT in Legal Education" (2009). Comparative Research in Law & Political Economy. Research Paper No. 24/2009.