Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize 2014

Matthew J. Homewood was recently awarded the Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize 2014 for his innovative project, “Twittery Vision – Using Twitter for Revision Feedback – Win, Win”.

Matthew J. Homewood was recently awarded the Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize 2014 for his innovative project, “Twittery Vision – Using Twitter for Revision Feedback – Win, Win”. The competition, which is presented to recognize, reward and champion innovation in teaching and learning, was open to all law teachers in the UK, including those in higher education, further education, the schools sector and private institutions with entries being considered under the following criteria:

  • Demonstrating a use of technology that has influenced and enhanced learning
  • Demonstrating a use of technology that has improved student engagement and performance
  • Using technology to advance practical legal skills
  • Promoting technology within the department or in the context of a research study

Matthew’s project was judged under the first two of these criteria with Matthew focusing in particular upon enhancements in student engagement and related outcomes. Matthew was one of two finalists called to present papers as part of the Teaching Law with Technology showcase at the Association of Law Teachers conference (13th -15th April 2014). In preparation for this, Matthew provided a presentation, a supporting statement showing how the project met the prize criteria and a sample of his pedagogical materials. At the conference, Matthew gave an engaging presentation of his project demonstrating how his experience of using technology in teaching had improved student outcomes and engagement and he considered any wider issues or questions raised by his experience of teaching with technology. A question and answer session then followed the main presentation with the winner of the award being announced at the formal conference dinner.

Matthew is continuing his work in this area and current NLS EU law students will have the opportunity to get involved in his next Twitter Revision session scheduled for 6 May 2014. #EULawRocks!

Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize 2014

Published on 29 April 2014
  • Category: Nottingham Law School

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