SUCCESS STORY

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

“Students can no longer ‘hide’ because they have to answer questions.”
Sydney Beckman
Professor of Law
Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law
Customer
About
Since 2009, Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and the Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) has been educating lawyers who will advocate for their clients with zeal and compassion, serve their communities, and adhere to strong ethical and professional standards. Far from your stereotypical law school, LMU Law is a close-knit community filled with people who care and where students build relationships that last.
MARKET
Higher Education
Echosystem Solution
PointSolutions

Law Should Be a Collaborative Experience

Traditionally, law school classes focus on a couple of students at a time reviewing one specific issue or topic. LMU Law uses live polling through PointSolutions to spread similar techniques to the entire class at once, allowing students to self-assess while giving instructors the chance to see every learner’s progress. Nobody slips through the cracks, allowing LMU Law to deliver on its mission of providing individualized attention to every student.

Traditionally, law school classes focus on a couple of students at a time reviewing one specific issue or topic. LMU Law uses live polling through PointSolutions to spread similar techniques to the entire class at once, allowing students to self-assess while giving instructors the chance to see every learner’s progress. Nobody slips through the cracks, allowing LMU Law to deliver on its mission of providing individualized attention to every student.

Echo360's e3 Formula in Action

LMU Law uses live poll questions within PointSolutions to foster student engagement, sometimes breaking classes into teams on opposite sides of an issue to foster friendly competition. Audience responses are tracked in real-time so instructors always understand how learners are faring at the individual and class-wide levels.

Equity

Anonymous polling in PointSolutions is a great way for LMU Law to engage shyer students, ensuring their opinions are heard when they otherwise might be drowned out by more assertive learners.

Engagement

PointSolutions offers gamification elements such as badges and live leaderboards that can make studying dry topics such as legal regulations more fun, promoting engagement among LMU Law students while improving information retention.

Evidence

Many higher education institutions only assess student performance through midterms, finals, and end-of-term projects, meaning that instructors lack the evidence they need to identify students who are having difficulty until it’s too late. LMU Law uses PointSolutions to collect dozens of data points per class meeting, ensuring struggling students can access the help they need promptly.

3 Key Takeaways

Polling Is Flexible

LMU Law uses PointSolutions to conduct informal classroom polls for participation credit, facilitate educational games, conduct formative assessments, and track student performance over time. It has become an indispensable tool for classrooms across the campus.

Unparalleled Accessibility

With PointSolutions, LMU Law students can participate in polling on mobile devices, via web browser, or through dedicated clickers to ensure everyone has their voices heard. Other products frequently provide clunky experiences, compromising the educational process.

Data Visualization Tools

Data is only as good as your ability to analyze it. PointSolutions includes data visualization tools so LMU Law instructors and admins alike can see who answered any given question and how at a glance. Reports can also be exported to an LMS if professors prefer.
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