December 30, 2007
Another test of teaching with a blog
Last spring, when I was teaching an upper-level specialty course on the death penalty, I experimented with using a blog to support the course. This blog, on which students had to post some materials, served my purposes and goals very well. But that course lacked a traditional text and the topic lent itself to bloggy innovation.
This spring, I am teaching the first-year Legislation course. Though the course is a relatively innovative part of the Ohio State curriculum, it is a classic large 1L lecture course. I am much less confident that this blog (rather than a propriety law-school-support technology like TWEN) will be an ideal tool for me and the students. But I'll never know the blog potential (and drawbacks) for traditional courses unless I try this out.
So that's what this blog is about, and comments from any and everyone about this enterprise are welcome.
Cross-posted at LSI.