Author Archives: Elmer Masters

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list (www.teknoids.net) and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years (www.symphora.com). He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.

Vote for the CALIcon14 Sessions You’d Like to See!

With over 90 sessions proposed and only 55 slots over 3 conference days a lot of tough decisions need to be made in assembling the agenda for CALIcon14. You can help by voting for the sessions you would like to … Continue reading

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Taking CALIcon13 Live to the Web Using YouTube Live Events, TeleStream Wirecast for YouTube, and Commodity Hardware

We were able to live stream the entire CALI conference on YouTube this year. A lot of folks have asked me about how we did this and that’s what this article is going to cover. Before I get into the … Continue reading

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Flipping The Legal Classroom Featured At #CALIcon13

The flipped classroom concept has been seeing a lot more attention in law schools of late. The idea is that students learn basic concepts outside of the classroom, typically through reading or the use of recorded lectures or lessons, and … Continue reading

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Updates Released for CALI LessonLink

LessonLink is a CALI tool that allows faculty members to view student scores, completion rates and usage of CALI Lessons. Faculty can create a LessonLink with the push of a button – the system then creates a unique web address … Continue reading

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Hackthelaw: Piratebox meets Free Law

There are few “down” times in the CALIverse, but the Christmas through New Year holiday break is one of them. I use the time to do updates and upgrades and installs that would be disruptive at other times of the … Continue reading

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Setting Up Microsoft Word 2010 To Post To Classcaster

Did you know that you can use Word 2010 to write posts for your Classcaster blog? All you need to do is follow 10 steps to setup Word so that it know about your Classcaster blog and you’re in business. … Continue reading

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U of Minnesota Releases “Cultivating Change in the Academy”, Highlights Future of the Book

This collection of 50+ chapters showcases a sampling of academic technology projects underway across the University of Minnesota, projects that we hope inspire other faculty and staff to consider, utilize, or perhaps even develop new solutions that have the potential … Continue reading

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A Book Is A Book And Other Thoughts On Our Webby Future

In February I wrote that every book is a website and we need to embrace the webiness of books. This led to some good discussion about the nature of books generally and casebooks in particular and about the nature of … Continue reading

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The Future of The (Case)Book Is The Web

Recently there has been an explosion of advances in the ebook arena. New tools, new standards and formats, and new platforms seem to be coming out every day. The rush to get books into an “e” format is on, but … Continue reading

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OER: Where Law School Lags Behind K-12 and Undergrad

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 8th annual Open Education Conference in Utah along with CALI’s Executive Director, John Mayer. The conference brought together educators, administrators, and technologists from the K-12 and post-secondary worlds to share information, show off projects, and … Continue reading

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