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Unfortunately I am not the decision maker for this endeavor. We have

had a successful residential paralegal program in place for ten years.

Students have textbooks, Westlaw, and Lexis as resources, but we need to

duplicate library materials via e-books. I would love to work on this

project with AAfPE to help develop a list, as I'm going through this. I

do believe a college is able to provide an exceptional program via

distance education while providing students the necessary skills to

perform paralegal duties.


Cathy Kennedy

Paralegal Program Director

Minnesota School of Business/Globe College

763 585 5238





-----Original Message-----

From: aafpeeducator@yahoogroups.com

[mailto:aafpeeducator@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tom Higgins

Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:12 PM

To: 'aafpeeducator@yahoogroups.com '

Subject: aafpeeducator RE: online paralegal program


Shouldn't the decision whether or not to go "online" with your program


made based on whether or not "e-books and similar resources" exist?


The short answer is that "yes", these items exist and there are some


hands free options that would call for very little instructor effort if


choose to go that route. On the other hand, you can create your own

materials and combine with some traditional resources to create a


online course.


I think this inquiry begs many questions related to a debate that AAfPE

should take the lead on facilitating. We need to look at and take a

position on whether or not existing technology for both instructors and

students can allow the presentation of an entire paralegal program


and do so in a manner that allows for no loss of outcomes or quality.


Don't get me wrong. I have taught online courses since 98. I advocate


development of quality online courses and we have some online courses


our program. In those instances we determined that the courses were


if not better experiences online. On the other hand, I am not yet


that we have reached a point in time when technology, support and


concerns dictate that an online version of my litigation course would


in a similar experience to what is provided by way of the traditional,


to face setting.



Thomas P. Higgins, Esq.

Associate Professor-Law

Illinois Central College

201 SW Adams Street

Peoria, IL 61635

Ph: 309-999-4641


Go to the web page at: http://icclaw.net

and find links to my Schedule/Office Hours, Student Resources, the


Program website with enrollment and program information and my Blawg (a


for Law=Blawg), Justice Weighed Here.


e-mail: thiggins@icc.edu


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