The Faculty of Law of the Universitas Islam Indonesia (FH UII) held a Workshop on Digital Literacies in Legal Education on Monday (December 2nd, 2019). The Workshop program was filled by speakers from FH UII internally an At least, this workshop was attended by around 50 participants who were lecturers, teaching staff, academic staff, and students in the Faculty of Law UII.d also invited professors from the United States.
Through the workshop, FH UII wanted to open up insights to its academic staff to be able to exploit the potential of digital literacy. The workshop was filled by two speakers: Assoc. Prof. Jayne Lammers, Ph.D. and Abdurrahman Al-Faqiih, S.H., M.A., L.LM.
The first speaker, Assoc. Prof. Jayne Lammers, Ph.D. originating from the United States explained, the development of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 has brought great changes in the world of education. The pattern of students and young people has changed, from previously doing literacy studies through books, now turning to digital literacy. The intended digital literacy is very broad, covering the internet and social media. But, according to Jayne Lammers, the majority of people use digital technology for entertainment purposes only.
Jayne Lammers shows one of the results of his research on digital literacies. The research included the case of a child named Eve. Based on Jayne’s findings, a child named Eve who has a hobby of playing the game ‘The Sims’ experienced a period of anxiety after graduating from high school. Eve didn’t know what to do after high school. While doing her hobby playing the game ‘The Sims’, Eve began to make a story based on the simulation game. He also wrote the story on his blog page. While writing, Eve also learned image editing techniques, coding, and several other technologies to support the story she made. In addition, in the end, Eve was known as a professional writer by utilizing the technology she learned.
Jayne Lammers also explained the concept of Personal Learning Network (PLN). Based on this concept, students should be able to utilize social media to improve their pre-profession world. Using PLN, students can follow professional accounts and start self-branding.
The second speaker, Abdurahman, puts more emphasis on the use of digital sources in legal research. According to Abdurahman, UII has facilitated many conveniences in digital literacy. “The question is whether you already know?” Abdurahman said.