Sink or Swipe: Incorporating Managed Devices into Law Office Technology Instruction
Duke Law School's seminar on Introduction to Technology in the Law Office tried a new approach in its tenth year. Each enrolled student received an iPad Mini 2, which was incorporated into several class assignments and exercises (including telepresence, collaborative authoring, and document capture). Students kept the loaner iPads for the entire semester, and were also encouraged to explore the devices' potential independently, beyond the requirements of the course. Our goal was to provide students with hands-on experience in digital information management, and build technology skills which are likely to carry over into students' future professional practice.
This session will provide perspectives on the iPad integration from a co-instructor in the course and from one of the IT staff members who managed device deployment and created student documentation. Ideas to scale a similar initiative in other courses, either with a pool of managed devices or through a "bring your own device" model, will also be discussed.