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Howard A. Voeks

Adjunct Professor; Attorney at Law
Robert Morris College, Chicago, Illinois; Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois; Law Offices of Howard A. Voeks, P.C., Evanston, Illinois
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Apr 10, 2004
Member Since: Apr 07, 2004

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  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Teaching Strategies/Case Studies (Expert)
    Law study traditionally is accomplished through case study. My interest is in developing course designs/materials for small group in-class case presentations where two groups face off against one another as plaintiff and defendant. The case studies use the full text of court rulings on actual lawsuits.
  • Social Sciences/Law (Expert)
  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Policies/Intellectual Property (Advanced)
    In private law practice I have handled cases involving copyright infringement and as an educator I have taught courses in intellectual property law.
  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Teaching Strategies/Collaborative and Cooperative Learning (Advanced)
    My course designs emphasize participatory learning and group learning processes rather than lecture presentations. I am interested particularly in developing asynchronous and synchronous on-line communication strategies to facilitate participatory learning.
  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Teaching Strategies/Online Communications (Advanced)
    My course designs emphasize participatory learning and group learning processes rather than lecture presentations. I am interested particularly in developing asynchronous and synchronous on-line communication strategies to facilitate participatory learning.
  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Teaching Strategies/Problem Based Learning (Advanced)
    Law study essentially is ad hoc problem-solving and traditionally is accomplished through case study. My interest is in developing course designs/materials for small group in-class case presentations where two groups face off against one another as plaintiff and defendant. The case studies use the full text of court rulings on actual lawsuits
  • Business/Business Law (Advanced)
    I am an attorney practicing primarily business-related litigation. I have been a lawyer since 1986. Prior to my law career I worked for a number of years as a free lance writer in magazine and newspaper journalism, public relations, audio and video production, fund raising, curriculum design, and other areas. I began teaching business law and other law-related courses in 2002 and now have taught at several Chicago-area schools including Robert Morris College, Prairie State College, Argosy University, and Career Colleges of Chicago. My courses are designed as blended classroom/on-line presentations. I have worked primarily with the Blackboard course management system.
  • Business/Management/Ethics (Advanced)
    I have taught business ethics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. I emphasize the need to distinguish ethical decision-making from mere legal compliance in making management decisions.
  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Course and Instruction Design (Intermediate)
    I am particularly interested in developing blended and hybrid course designs in business law and other law-related topics for the Blackboard CMS.
  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Selecting and Using Tools/Communication Tools (Intermediate)
    I am in the process of evaluating various technology tools that could be applied in the on-line portions of my course designs. I am participating in an on-line study program called "Making the Virtual Classroom a Realty" ("MVCR") through the Illinois Online Network, a state-funded program affiliated with the University of Illinois.
  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Selecting and Using Tools/Course Management Tools (Intermediate)
    I am in the process of evaluating various technology tools that could be applied in the on-line portions of my course designs. I am participating in an on-line study program called "Making the Virtual Classroom a Realty" ("MVCR") through the Illinois Online Network, a state-funded program affiliated with the University of Illinois.
  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development/Selecting and Using Tools/Multimedia Tools (Intermediate)
    I am in the process of evaluating various technology tools that could be applied in the on-line portions of my course designs. I am participating in an on-line study program called "Making the Virtual Classroom a Realty" ("MVCR") through the Illinois Online Network, a state-funded program affiliated with the University of Illinois.