Bond University


[Extract] The innovations of the information revolution, computers, the Internet and other increasingly frequent signs that we are now living in the 21st century have given rise to novel observations in all fields of human activity. In the teaching of the law in university courses, this is no exception. The observation which gave rise to the present article arose through the teaching of an introductory course of commercial law to business students during Semester 1 2002. The students who are presently enrolled in BTF1010 Commercial Law at Monash University, Australia, experience many features their predecessors of past generations would recognise in attending university. For example, students attend lectures and tutorials. However, they are also assisted in their studies by the provision of a number of technological teaching and learning aids. For example, lectures are accompanied by a series of PowerPoint projections; copies of those overheads can be obtained prior to the lecture via a subject website on the Internet. Various other teaching materials such as past exam papers, tutorial questions, sample assignment questions and answers can also be obtained from the website. In other words, the personal computer and its attachments are ubiquitous.