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Blended Learning

Kathy Douglas
December 2015

This pattern outlines an approach to provide law students with an advance organiser to assist them to understand and master a number of practical skills they will need in their practice as lawyers, including:

  • advocacy through mooting
  • legal interviewing
  • negotiation
  • mediation.

To facilitate this learning, students engage in a variety of face-to-face simulations and industry feedback is provided. However, the preparation for these simulations can be constrained by time. The development of legal skills online video materials provides students with scaffolded, asynchronous, just-in-time preparation for face-to-face role-plays. This approach blends the online and face-to-face experience of students to optimise learning, and is adaptable to a broad range of discipline areas.