Skip to content

CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion

This course, the brainchild of Professor Charles Nesson, focuses on “persuasive, empathic argument in the Internet space.” Its unique pedagogical fingerprint is its attempt to teach it simultaneously in real-space (on the Harvard Law School campus) and virtual space (through Second Life). Students from anywhere in the world may enroll in the virtual course via the Harvard Extension School.

I am very excited to be serving as a Teaching Fellow alongside Becca Nesson. Currently we are fleshing out the curriculum and activities for the semester-long course, focusing in particular on group projects that students will undertake to make waves across cyberspace. Through a process of action learning, students will select, describe, and analyze a particular medium and its actors, networks, and rules; craft and disseminate a message aimed at affecting one particular network; and assess the results.

[This blog entry is provisional and will be updated as the project evolves.]

Be Sociable, Share!