Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools?

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  • Source:
    Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v18 n3 p72-86 Sep 2018. 15 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1192896
      Indiana University. 755 West Michigan Street UL 1180D, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Tel: 317-274-5647; Fax: 317-278-2360; e-mail: josotl@iupui.edu; Web site: http://www.iupui.edu/~josotl
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1527-9316
    • Subject Terms:
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    • Abstract:
      Recently embraced by the legal profession to make justice more accessible, social media (SM) is fast becoming the primary tool of communication for the courts. In Australia today the Supreme Court of Victoria uses SM to share judgments, media releases, publications, speeches and other information. On the County Court of Victoria home page, one can read the Court's Twitter feed. These innovations have led to the expectations for Australian law schools to adopt twenty-first century technology and enhance student engagement in the classroom. Studies investigating the use of SM as an educational tool in general exist, however, research specifically addressing its application to law curricula is scant. In this article we propose that SM is a useful pedagogical tool, with the potential for creating valuable learning opportunities, such as awareness of responsible usage of SM platforms, thereby ensuring successful communication outcomes for Australian law graduates. Other affordances and drawbacks of SM as a pedagogical tool for legal education are discussed. The complex and contested nature of SM in education leads the authors conclude that implementing digitally enabled learning in the Australian Law classroom is possible, but not without certain pedagogical caveats, in particular, the creation of university policy framework on SM usage.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      53
    • Physical Description:
      15
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education
    • Journal Code:
      NOV2018
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1192896
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CURRO, G.; AINSWROTH, N. Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools? Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, [s. l.], v. 18, n. 3, p. 72–86, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Curro G, Ainswroth N. Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools? Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 2018;18(3):72-86. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1192896&custid=s8280428. Accessed September 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Curro, G., & Ainswroth, N. (2018). Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools? Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 18(3), 72–86. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1192896&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Curro, Gina, and Nussen Ainswroth. 2018. “Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools?” Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 18 (3): 72–86. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1192896&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Curro, G. and Ainswroth, N. (2018) ‘Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools?’, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 18(3), pp. 72–86. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1192896&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 19 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Curro, G & Ainswroth, N 2018, ‘Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools?’, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 72–86, viewed 19 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Curro, Gina, and Nussen Ainswroth. “Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools?” Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, vol. 18, no. 3, Sept. 2018, pp. 72–86. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1192896&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Curro, Gina, and Nussen Ainswroth. “Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools?” Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 18, no. 3 (September 1, 2018): 72–86. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1192896&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Curro G, Ainswroth N. Social Media and Higher Education: Does Digitally Enabled Learning Have a Place in Law Schools? Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning [Internet]. 2018 Sep 1 [cited 2019 Sep 19];18(3):72–86. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1192896&custid=s8280428