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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

ckennedy@msbcollege.edu

 

 

 

-----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

be

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

almost

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

you

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

materials and combine with some traditional resources to create a

quality

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

"online"

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

the

development of quality online courses and we have some online courses

within

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

similar

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

convinced

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

related

concerns dictate that an online version of my litigation course would

result

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

face

to face setting.

 

Tom

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

Paralegal

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

Blog

for Law=Blawg), Justice Weighed Here.

 

e-mail: thiggins@icc.edu

 

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