Workshop theme: Information and communication technologies in Environmental Law Teaching

The teaching pre-colloquium workshop addresses the topic of "Information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Environmental Law Teaching".

The first part will be devoted to the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement and specifically to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). OER are learning and teaching materials made freely available online for anyone to use. Examples include full courses, course modules, lectures, games, teaching materials and assignments. They can take the form of text, images, audio and video, and may even be interactive (see: The Higher Education Academy and JISC, “OER: An introduction for managers and policymakers”). A description of MOOCs and the potential and challenges they represent for the Academy will be presented and discussed with participants. The possibility of using existing materials within the Academy in that process will be also explored by analyzing concrete examples.

The second part of the workshop will be devoted to the best practices in using ICTs for teaching environmental law. Invited scholars will present how they use different tools to teach and participants will have the opportunity to share experiences, to explore joint initiatives or to discuss if the use of technology is a real option everywhere.

Venue: S Block: Rooms: S1.04, SB Foyer.

9.00am - 9.30am Opening comments and outline of the day
Dr Sophie Riley and Professor Maria Marquès, co-chairs of the TCBC
9.30am - 12.30pm Panel 1. MOOCs: A threat or opportunity?

Dr Sophie Riley, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Professor Maria Marquès, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Professor Ben Boer, The University of Sydney, Australia
Elaine Hsiao, The University of British Columbia, Canada

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm - 4.00pm Panel 2. Good practices

Associate Professor Jolene Lin, The University of Hong Kong, China

Associate Professor Lye Lin-Heng, National University of Singapore
Professor Brad Morse, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Dr Emmanuel Kasimbazi, Makerere University, Uganda