LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced it has launched an interactive, role-playing feature within selected eBooks called Evidence Challenge that helps second and third year law students sharpen their knowledge of evidence law. It is now accessible within 16 evidence-focused course books and study aid titles from LexisNexis, as well as a stand-alone study aid usable on any mobile device or computer at www.EvidenceChallenge.com.
Evidence Challenge is an example of the growing trend in legal eBooks of linked interactive capabilities to augment and supplement the core text of a title as publishers seek to meet customer demand for more utility and benefit from electronic titles.
“By building in useful links and integrating relevant learning resources, legal eBooks offer a contextualized and easy-to-use platform to learn about a topic or area of practice – turning a passive reader into an active learner,” said Susan Slisz, vice president at LexisNexis. “The new Evidence Challenge feature is a wonderful example of this for law students, and more broadly it’s emblematic of the trend of interactivity we see evolving with legal eBooks.”
Powered by the award-winning Lexis Advance ® online legal research solution , Evidence Challenge gives users the opportunity to repeatedly practice the application of evidentiary rules and concepts while preparing for exams. Users access Evidence Challenge from links embedded within the eBook they have obtained. Following creation of a profile, opportunities to participate in Evidence Challenge appear throughout the volume with exercises focused on issues covered in the given chapter.For each of 30 “problems” in Evidence Challenge, the user is taken to a virtual courtroom where he or she chooses to be the defense attorney or plaintiff counsel/prosecutor. The user is prompted to assess evidence and respond to questions at various decision points in a realistic courtroom scenario – each with an opportunity to earn points and with seamless access to Lexis Advance ® for those with a valid ID for the solution. At the conclusion of a problem, users visit a dashboard where they review their results to see how well they answered each question within the problem and how they are performing relative to others. “eBooks are evolving to offer the reader much more utility, portability and cost containment than traditional print titles,” said Slisz. “We’ve added direct access to research and learning capabilities now, and going forward we look forward to expanding interactivity by offering access to video, audio and other elements within eBooks available through LexisNexis.”