Jeffrey B. Ritter, Georgetown University Law Center: “Mapping the Law: Building and Using Visual Mindmaps in Legal Education”
Jeffrey Ritter develops and teaches new courses on collisions and chasms between law and technology at Georgetown University Law Center. In this video, he presents his talk, “Mapping the Law: Building and Using Visual Mindmaps in Legal Education,” within the Applying Learning Theory Pod at LegalED’s 2014 Igniting Law Teaching conference. In his presentation, Ritter introduces how detailed, visual information maps can be created and used to teach and deliver substantive content to students. Features of the maps will be shown, and the benefits of enable the students to learn more, retain more, and be more effective as legal professionals will be explored.
Mindmeister, a market leader in online mind mapping and collaboration, called Ritter’s talk, “the most passionate talk about mind mapping in education that we’ve ever heard!”
When he is not lecturing at Georgetown, Ritter also lectures at Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. He also lectured at The University of Oxford in the Fall of 2014, where he taught a new graduate school course on “Building Information Governance.” He is globally recognized as a pioneer in shaping the legal rules for online commerce.
LegalED aims to harness the power of the internet for legal educations. It facilitates blended or flipped learning – by migrating lectures to the web, LegalED frees up classtime for active learning that challenges students to learn the essential lawyering competencies while they are in law school. Professors may assign the videos in any combination for students to view outside of the classroom for active learning that challenges students to learn the essential lawyering competencies while they are in law school. LegalED seeks to develop and maintain a vibrant online community of teachers and students of the law, creating a central hub for the community. Through the video collection, teachers can be inspired to borrow, adapt, and bring great teaching moments into their own courses. With an internet platform, LegalED opens up formerly isolated classrooms by sharing showcasing, celebrating and inspiring innovative teaching. Simply put, the vision of LegalED is to inspire innovation in legal education. Join the movement!
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