Driving continuous innovation
By moving its PREP and LRW courses online with the Brightspace platform, CPLED is much better placed to continuously develop its courses, enhance learning, and help more students develop the skills required to become practicing lawyers.
Dr. Kara Mitchelmore, CEO of CPLED, says: “By moving online, we were able to keep our students learning and studying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic— helping them establish their careers as lawyers and legal professionals without delay. Our partners were pleased too, because our online program meant there was no need to rethink the Bar admission program during the pandemic.”
Andrea Rodic adds: “Embracing online learning has given us more opportunities to evolve program content and delivery. For instance, we’ve combined a wide range of learning formats such as quizzes, video tutorials, and virtual classrooms with more traditional written assessments. Offering a more varied online program structure will also help keep students engaged and cater to a variety of different learning styles.”
CPLED is also using the surveys feature in the Brightspace platform to gain feedback from students, assessors, and external contractors every step of the way.
Carly Thompson explains: “We’re still compiling the data that we have collected from our first intake of PREP students. While it’s too early to draw any strong conclusions, the ability to collect and analyze this data will certainly help drive decision-making when it comes to further improving the program’s provision.”
Dr. Kara Mitchelmore adds: “The feedback we collect from stakeholders is extremely important, as it helps us continue to make improvements to the program. We are committed to ensuring PREP continues to evolve and the survey feedback we collect via the Brightspace platform allows us to hear directly from our students and achieve our goal of a best-in-class Bar admission program.”
Andrea Rodic concludes: “By adopting the Brightspace platform, we’ve been able to explore the full potential of online learning for our students. With support from D2L, we’ve developed innovative ways to help aspiring legal professionals gain the skills, experience, and practice they need to become accredited lawyers in Canada.”