Laptops, Wi-Fi, Social Networks, Blogs, Expert Daily Emails, and Podcasts: A Survey of Learning Enhancement

9 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2009 Last revised: 12 Dec 2012

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Scott A. Taylor

University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)

Date Written: March 9, 2009

Abstract

Using a survey of students in an American law school course, I investigated learning enhancement through the use of laptops, social networks, blogs, expert emails, and podcasts. The survey shows that students evaluate laptop use as generally enhancing their learning. Social networks, however, received mixed reviews. Expert daily emails are helpful, but not substantially so. Podcasts of classes are helpful to a limited subset of students who are unable to attend class.

Keywords: legal education, laptops, social networks, blogs

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Scott A., Laptops, Wi-Fi, Social Networks, Blogs, Expert Daily Emails, and Podcasts: A Survey of Learning Enhancement (March 9, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1355942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1355942

Scott A. Taylor (Contact Author)

University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) ( email )

MSL 400, 1000 La Salle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005
United States

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