Would you like students to read more before class? Read more deeply and critically? Help each other do that? Would you like a window into their thoughts, interests, and questions while they read? The ability to respond to them in real-time? Then read on.
Would you like more control over your course material? Stop hopping around the casebook? Speak directly to your students in their readings? Make their legal education more affordable? Then continue.
This Essay relates my early experiences in adapting an open-source (free of charge) book to my Property course and having students read it using a collaborative online platform called Perusall. While I believe this will particularly interest Property teachers, I also think it useful for anyone, teaching any course, intrigued by the questions above.
McFarlin, Timothy J.
"Using Open-Source, Collaborative Online Reading to Teach Property,"
Saint Louis University Law Journal: Vol. 64
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.slu.edu/lj/vol64/iss3/4