Why e-learning is the future of legal education

The way education is delivered has been forever changed by Technology. Classrooms no longer are restricted to physical locations and students have the freedom to learn in an environment they are comfortable in. The way students think about education and pursuing their degrees has altered due to the advent of eLearning programmes.

Students need not commute to classrooms anymore and can choose to learn the course at a pace they deem fit. A good internet connection is all they need to access all the lessons and course material provided to them. This has made it relatively easier and more convenient for an individual to receive a degree or certificate online.

3 disadvantages of traditional classes

The engagement, attention and interaction with the teacher is limited.

In most traditional classrooms the teacher cannot give personal attention to all the students nor can every student engage with the teacher at the same time. This is particularly damaging for students with an introverted personality as they are unable to participate in class discussions often leading them to miss out on vital bits of information.

Time Management Issues

E learning is the perfect solution for people who are already working but want to get additional qualifications but due to paucity of time are unable to do so. Even students enrolled in full time courses have the liberty of taking up additional courses of their choice through e-learning which allows them to balance both.

Cost of Education

Education is costly. Traditional classroom education is often quite costly and thus out of reach of many people. In addition to this, only a limited number of seats are present in most institutions making it a pipe dream for everyone but a select few meritorious students.

Why E learning is the future of Legal Education in India

Technology enables more engagement

E-learning necessitates that you learn from a computer. Technology can be used to ensure that the computer constantly engages you and requires you to interact – thus keeping you learning actively throughout a lesson. E-learning technology can ensure that every person who enrols in a course gets to learn what they set out to learn – as the computer being used as a medium is capable of giving instructions, taking tests, clarifying doubts and calculating your grade in real time – and you are the only one working with the computer.

Learn at your own speed

Students can speed up or slow down as per their wish. It is as personal as reading a book – some people take days to read a mystery novel and others finish it in hours. Law Students can learn at their own pace with e-learning. E-learning also supports a wide variety of media to learn from – graphs, pictures, articles and videos, which helps students in absorbing new ideas and information in a richer and more holistic manner.

Education is not time bound

No matter where you are located, or at what part of the day you have time to spare – e-learning enables you to learn, irrespective of your location and at your own chosen time. Even law students who are enrolled in full time courses can use e-learning to acquire additional skills and qualification.

It is a cheaper alternative

Online education is cheaper – and more efficient. There are no constraints of a real classroom – so thousands of people can participate in online education courses. There is no limit on how many people can sign up for the classes of a great teacher.

5 most commonly enrolled courses by Law Students in India

Certificate Course In Cyber Laws

The enrolled students get a deep insight not only into the fundamentals of Internet Law, but also an insight on legal issues pertaining to data privacy and protection, digital signatures. Students also get an insight into the legal issues related to Internet Banking as well.

The course covers certain essential topics under the ambit of Internet law like intermediary liability.

Certificate Course In Advanced Contract Drafting and Legal Writing

Drafting of contracts and legal writing is a craft many law students and young legal professionals are trying to add to their skillset as it adds real value to their resume. Students get an awareness of the techniques and the language involved in drafting such legal agreements.

Certificate Course In Space Law

Space Law is a concept that has evolved tremendously in the past 15 years and many international legislations have been enacted ever since man began the exploration of space in the early 1950s. The practice of space law is witnessing significant growth with many international law firms having separate divisions on Space Law. Students and professionals interested in this new and unique area of legal practice get to learn unique concepts such as Basics principles of Space Law, Liabilities and Registrations, Space mining, space tourism and much more.

Certificate Course In International Commercial Arbitration

International commercial arbitration refers to the process of solving international commercial disputes among parties from different countries through the services of specially appointed arbitrators by the disputing parties themselves instead of through courts. This course elaborately discusses the arbitration agreements and regulation of International Commercial Arbitration as well as the legal framework under it. It also discusses in detail, the management of arbitration process and the emerging issues in Arbitration.

Certificate Course In Intellectual Property: Law And Management

This course is for those whose future careers may involve the management of IP and innovation. The enrolled students get a deeper insight not only into the fundamentals of Intellectual Property, but also how major companies around the world maintain their valuable IP assets. The course covers certain essential topics under the ambit of Intellectual Property like Intellectual Property Strategies, Enforcement of IP, IP Valuation, Royalty and Licensing.

 

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on 21 August 2019
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