By: Camille Edwards
Citing record levels of students spending their class time on Facebook instead of listening to lectures and participating, USD Law professors announced that next year they will be conducting their classes on the social networking site.
Each class will be a private “group,” with videotaped lectures and Powerpoint posted on the main page. Those who want to ask questions or speak up in class can use Facebook chat. But use of “pokes” will be frowned upon, according to USD spokesperson John Smith.
Professor Jim Jones, who teaches Bird Law, is on board with the plan, commenting: “Now, we won’t feel like we are being ignored when students are on Facebook. We will just assume that they are participating in class.”
Based on the success of Facebook classes, USD is also considering having speaker events on Twitter, and social events on Skype. “We are trying to make it so students are actually interested in law school activities,” says Smith. “The fact that students will have as little real-world contact with each other and the staff as possible is just a bonus.”
Clearly USD Law is subscribing to the motto: “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”
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