Collaborative Teaching At A Distance

This past semester, one of Albany Law School‘s professors,  Keith Hirokawa, taught a class on Sustainability & the Law via webstream for Professor Jonathon Rosenbloom at Drake Law School.

In his post on the Environmental Law Prof blog, Keith notes:

I found the technology surprisingly effective…  Students are, or need to be, comfortable with today’s communication technologies and the accompanying opportunities, and we should be willing to bring technology into the classroom. 

Ultimately, the distance separating me from the Drake students may have fostered more engaging and open dialogue on the issues presented because of the newness (and uncertain boundaries) of the relationship…

This was a great experience for me, and I learned a great deal about remote guest speakers, teaching in general, and my own scholarship…

You can read the complete post here.

Technology has enabled students in law school classes  to learn from experts and in this case,  nothing more than a computer, a webcam and an Internet connection was needed.

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