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From Black and White to Colour; Educating and Engaging the Screen Addicts of 2011

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 December 2011


This article, by Emily Allbon, is based on a presentation given at the BIALL Conference in 2011. She explores the depth of student engagement with online resources and how to handle the information-complacent law student. She discusses the development Learnmore, Lawbore's legal skills wiki, and concludes with thoughts over future development of this resource.

Selected Papers Delivered at the BIALL Conference, June 2011
Copyright © The Author(s) 2011. Published by British and Irish Association of Law Librarians

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