Friday, March 5, 2010

Twitter and Law Schools

Today's post on the Law Librarian Blog discusses how professors in schools hit hard by the recession are using Twitter as an inexpensive solution to the growing problem of increasing class sizes and to improve class participation. The video about University of Texas at Dallas Professor of History Dr. Monica Rankin's Twitter Experiment shows how Twitter helps her reach more students and involve them in class discussions both in and out of the classroom.

The Social Media Law Student's post, How Law Schools are Using Twitter, reports that law schools are now catching on to how thousands of colleges and universities have been using Twitter to communicate with students and the rest of the world stating that "Twitter also promotes law school websites. Most law school websites are updated frequently but no one can keep track of all the updates. However, a law school’s Twitter feed can update simultaneously with the school’s website updates thus providing a central place for law schools to communicate with students and the community about the law school." The post has a list of Law Schools Using Twitter.

The Brooklyn Law School Library has been using Twitter this past year. Follow Us on Twitter.

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