Legal Hack: How can we promote digital skills amongst law students (PH)

This is our final session (pout). Nigel Hudson and Paul Maharg are acting as facilitators.

It’s a short session just to get dialogue going around a Chaucer Street Manifesto for digital literacy, which we hope people will continue after the conference, with a view to future collaborations.

Paul is briefly thwarted by Acrobat Reader (dratted technology, we were better off without it), but rallies and shows us the Weston Manor assessment standards manifesto.

Ideas from the floor covered the following:

1 Students being able to use the tools themselves
2 Get students involved in the development of the tools
3 See the general principles in the Weston Manor assessment standards manifesto
4 Careful of getting too close to current methodologies
5 Critical awareness of the platforms you use
6 Critical awareness of algorithms and internet use
7 Awareness of impacts of technologies upon third parties
8 What do we mean when we say ‘digital literacy’
9 The challenges of working with outdated institutional ‘standards’ for digital literacy
10 Individuals may be well ahead of their institution in keeping up with technology and how it is used
11 But we can’t be sure that all our students will truly be ‘digital natives’ – experience and expertise can vary

We’re all going to go away and think about it – but PLEASE keep in touch.

Thank you to everyone who attended our conference, either in person or via this blog.

That’s the end of our Conference. See you next time!

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