600,000 CALI Lessons Run and Over 1,000 Podcasts on Classcaster – Update

Update: It is exam time and that means the CALI servers are running white-hot. We passed 600,000 lesson runs a few hours ago – only 2 1/2 weeks since I posted that we had passed 500,000. Good Luck to all on your finals!

It is often difficult to measure the quality of the work you do and this is especially difficult if you are in the education business. A byproduct of having all of our materials on a website, we can measure their numbers and sometimes how often they are used or accessed.

To perhaps quote Josef Stalin…

"Quantity has a quality all its own"

In the last couple of weeks, we passed two milestones that are worth reporting. CALI lessons were run over 6500,000 times this school year (as measured since 7/31/2005) and there are over 1,000 podcasts posted on Classcaster (including those from the 2006 AALS Annual Meeting), but the great majority coming from law faculty podcasting their classes in the Legal Education Podcasting Project.

Almost 60,000 law students are registered at the CALI website whichis slowly creeping up to the 50% mark of all law students in the UnitedStates.

The comments we receive from students about the lessons and the feedback we got from the Mid-Semester survey of law students in the podcasted classes indicates that our work is appreciated, and I promise you, … we are just getting started!

There are many new projects in the works that I will be blogging about here. As always, if you have ideas, suggestions, complaints or comments, feel free to drop me an email at jmayer@cali.org. We are always looking for ways to better serve our member law schools and law students.

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