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New York Law School

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The New TWEN

I have been a big user and fan of TWEN as you may have noted in earlier posts.  TWEN was recently updated this summer, which I discovered (much to my dismay) while teaching my summer Business Organizations class.  One of the key parts of this course is for the students to keep a reading journal and make weekly posts and replies (to each other).  Among other things the TWEN revision takes away the ability to see threaded posts and discussion lists look like my comcast inbox (flat in stead of layered, if that makes any sense).  Other problems is that you are limited to one left hand tab for all discussion lists.

If you are using TWEN in the Fall, take a look and see what has changed.  Let your Westlaw rep know if you are unhappy with the changes.  If you are teaching now and are having problems, let your rep know ASAP.

This reminds me of the "New Coke."  Bring back the "Classic."


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I was just talking to the TWEN techies about this issue at the national law librarians' conference, and you can call them now and ask to have your discussion forums reset to the "old" format showing threaded discussions if you prefer that layout. The TWEN representatives also told me that instructors will be able to make their own selection between the two discussion forum layouts in the next release of TWEN changes, which is expected sometime in the next eight weeks.

Posted by: Amy Wright | Jul 21, 2008 5:05:59 PM

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