Multi-Media Grading Tools: Advancing the Community of Inquiry

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 2:00 – 2:45 PM EST

Webinar Description:

In an educational Community of Inquiry students and teachers collaboratively engage in purposeful critical discourse and reflection to construct personal meaning and to confirm mutual understanding. The CoI theoretical framework is a collaborative-constructivist concept process of creating learning experiences through the development of three interdependent elements – social, cognitive, and teaching presence. CoI is especially useful in social sciences, such as law. During the pandemic, the CoI framework proved valuable for distance learning. 

In this webinar, Professor Joshua Aaron Jones will offer tips for grading electronically with a discussion about creative use of applications to heighten social, cognitive, and teaching presence, thereby developing a stronger community of inquiry.


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Joshua Aaron Jones, J.D., Legal Writing Professor, California Western School of Law

Joshua Aaron Jones is a Legal Writing Professor at California WesternSchool of Law. Recently, Jones was a Visiting Professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Prior to teaching, he had a solo practice in Pensacola, Florida focused on family law, small business matters, LGBTQ+ issues, and student rights. Jones studies what catches his attention, and likes sharing information if it helps people. These days, collaborative dispute resolution and diversity initiatives to promote more effective law school teaching fascinate him. For example, how do we help those with diverse neurological issues succeed as law students and attorneys. He is a born educator and loves working through problems to help folks understand difficult concepts.

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Relevant Publications:

Joshua Aaron Jones, Building a Community of Inquiry Through Interactive Materials: The Interactive Syllabus, 245 Nova L. R. 309 (2021).
Joshua Aaron Jones, Title IX’s Substantive Equity Mandate for Transgender Persons in American Law Schools, 44.3 N.Y.U Rev. L. & Soc. Change (Spring 2020).
Joshua Aaron Jones, Florida Family Law Bounds of Advocacy: A Mandate for Collaborative Practice?, 43 Nova L. R. 1 (2019).
Joshua Aaron Jones, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: A Double-Edged Sword for the Protection of Students with Gender Identity Disorder, 25:2 Wisc. J. L. Gender & Soc’y 353 (2010).