First Online Course in Health Law Offered

The College of Law will offer the first online course this fall. The course, Health Law Quality and Access, developed and taught by Leslie Wolf, professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, is one of the required courses for the health law certificate and in the new LL.M. and post-J.D. certificate.
Making health law classes accessible to a broader set of students, many of whom may be working, as the center expands its degree options was the impetus for developing the online course. Asynchronous online courses, when done well, provide the kind of flexibility necessary to reach these students.
Georgia State’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provided essential guidance on best practices for teaching online through regular consultation and their online courses. When complete, the online courses will match the quality interactions and individual student feedback for which Georgia State’s health law program is known.
Instructional designer Roxanne Greeson, who previously worked with CETL, has joined the center to support the development of this and other online courses. “Roxanne’s expertise in learning theory and the technology has been invaluable in translating my course into an online format,” Wolf said.
The center plans to use the model developed by Wolf and Greeson to translate other courses into an online format. The 25-plus students enrolled in this fall’s class will help refine and shape future online classes at the college.