Not the Evil TWEN: How Online Course Management Software Supports Non-Linear Learning in Law Schools
In this article, I will discuss both how today's law students learn through technology, and also theories of personality types and learning styles. I will first review the few existing empirical studies on the subject. Next, I will discuss course Web sites and how they can support, not replace, what happens in the traditional law school classroom. Then, I will discuss how my law school implemented TWEN course Web pages, and discuss the results of a survey of TWEN usage by faculty members at Pace University School of Law. The survey indicates that although TWEN course Web sites have improved communication between students and professors and facilitated course administration, it is not yet certain that course Web sites influence how well professors teach and how well law students learn. I will conclude with a series of recommendations for implementing course management software at law schools.
Marie Stefanini Newman, Not the Evil Twen: How Online Course Management Software Supports Non-Linear Learning in Law Schools, 5 J. High Tech. L. 183 (2005), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/61/.