A simple enough aim, but a highly complicated task. Education is not an easy area to disrupt or create improvements at scale, but it is imperative that we do so. There is a crying need to move past the “islands of excellence” approach to one where centres of learning are rapidly converted into platforms of skilling and access. Nothing less will do in the Indian context where there are a large number of fixed assets in learning (universities, colleges etc.) and a demographic dividend that is hungry for better opportunities.
The evolution of traditional learning systems as well as the re-imagining of content (both consumption and creation) is only going to get more expansive as we move further into this century. And the necessary absence of one magic pill (or model), will require the intertwining of new systems of learning with traditional systems of teaching and certification. Answers to the problems thrown up by this churn will involve pulling together solutions involving technology, design, marketing, assessment, and content creation to create more skill-oriented, outcome-focussed learning products.
We, at myLaw, started off with this in mind and are currently on our way to building a successful model of online learning and content delivering value to tens of thousands of law students. What we may achieve in the legal learning space will hopefully serve as a possible blueprint for rapid improvement and access creation in different areas of learning and education across the board.
Good luck (to us!),
The myLaw Team