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Practical Technology Tools for Professionals

About the Course

Four week Course:

January 10 - February 7

Practical Technology Tools is a four-week experiential online course designed to introduce affordable and accessible technology to the practice of professional service providers in any industry (law, consulting, training etc.) Instructors Daniel Rainey and Larry Bridgesmith are world-renowned experts and have taught practical technology courses for over a combined 30 years. 
Participants will have unlimited access to recorded lectures and discussions, tools, forums, wikis, directional study, and instructor guidance. Upon completion, certificates will be issued. This is a course for professional service providers who are looking to take elements of their practice online or who are looking to create a fully online practice. 

Skills Targeted 

Understanding and Assessing Technology:

Learn about available tools, including client intake and narrative, live communication, document review and storage, brainstorming, and agreement development, drafting, and execution.

Digital Case Management:

Assess and apply case management skills to information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Third Party Skills:

Anticipate and prepare for how clients will react and learn to use new platforms and technology tools.

Ethical Evaluation:

Analyze and adapt applicable ethical norms to the use of ICT.

Technology Integration:

Dissecting the practicalities of maintaining a face-to-face professional practice while integrating technology and/or creating your own virtual practice.



 Dr. Bridgesmith brings more than 40 years of experience in innovative workplace strategies. He specializes in practical, legal and academic best practices as supported by technology applications. He founded the graduate Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University. He co-founded and is the coordinator of the Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt Law School. He is a Managing Partner in Accelerate Insite, which provides education, consultation and technology development services to support Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in industries and businesses at the leading edge of digital transformation. 

Larry Bridgesmith

 Dr. Rainey is one of the leading practical technology educators in the world. At the University of Massachusets at Amherst he was one of the first instructors to teach an online dispute resolution university course. He has since developed graduate level courses for several universities and training institutions. He is a fellow of the National Center for Dispute Resolution, delegate to the UNCITRAL working group on dispute resolution, co-Editor in chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution and co-author and co-editor of the definitive source book, ODR Theory and Practice.

Daniel Rainey

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