December 03, 2006

CALI is the bomb-digg[e/i]ty

Readers of this blog will know that I find Language Log a perennial source of toothsome things. Today's Mark Liberman posting hits several targets at once. He's pointing to a screencast about some Digital Commons possibilities for legal education.

There are details in the presentation [a 23:14 Camtasia creation] that I'd quibble with, or formulate differently, and I care not a whit about legal education... but the screencast is worth 23 minutes of your time as an example of ...well,
(1) what to do when weather keeps you from getting to the conference at which you're supposed to speak [really what happened to the author, John Mayer of the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction],
(2) what's just over the horizon in education generally, and
(3) an elegant and efficient summary of relevant technologies to inflict upon colleagues who don't get it yet.

Mayer's other presentations from a [Carnegie Mellon] workshop on "approaches to the analysis of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments" are also worth your attention: his Introduction to the work of CALI [15:08] and something on their Fantasy Supreme Court project [8:39].

Posted by oook at December 3, 2006 10:29 AM