The madman race of Webinars and Interviews is merely a rat race. The culture of MOOCs warmed up the whole world before the Euro 2008 crisis, much after the 9/11 crisis, and even if it is reasonable, the online culture in India needs to focus on legitimization. People always talked about selling and monopolizing products and services based on the neoliberal economic system. They even sell infrastructure and facilities to people to join their colleges and pay tuition fees. That may be fine for some, and I don’t mean anyone is wrong here, even if it is hard for many to manage.
But why do people not care about selling ideas to people? Why is it that people do never care to earn a monopoly in quality-centric education? Why is it that they never care to monopolize on how every law student is well-skilled first and then focuses on rote learning or even just dumps it?
Why does a law student not care to monopolize or at least compete in honesty, purpose, being curious and open to new ideas? India is the land of curiosity and cultural Renaissance. It’s high time we focus on quality to cover up the misuse of neoliberal economics and consumerism. If we don’t do it — then do not blame a Government or anybody for your own follies. Economics is still a different game to play. Skill must come first.
The Why, How, When, Whatsoever and Whence related to Courses and Webinars
Courses and workshops must have stable purposes. You cannot offer unreasonable courses and workshops to endorse crash education for any reasons. What law firms, startups and law schools should have focused on is rendering skills among students. Universities and colleges are conducting webinars too much these days in India, without naming any specifically, while many law firms and startups are obsessed with the webinar culture so much that many of them, and still not all — have focused on the dopamine rush the same way Facebook did via Whatsapp, Instagram and Giphy. Peculiarly, the Indian education realm is deeply suffering from the problem of half-baked education. It still has to recover, but yes — innovative methods can be established via webinars and courses in a comprehensive manner. The arguments could be many about the need to learn, the accessibility regime and so forth. Obviously, creating accountability standards is something which would take time — because, again — India is yet to thaw out of its Britishesque-Socialist system of isolated, authority-centric and cratic learning measures, with utmost understanding.
Please understand — with utmost humility, and humidity of so many courses and webinars, it is required that cyberspace must be availed with relevant learning sessions. I do not say there are no good courses and webinars online. The problem I think would not be all about the politics of skills and the ethics of skills. You may take time to learn the politics behind sharpening your skills, which is based on practical situations, you must focus on the ethics and physics of what you learn. If that is not properly achieved, then curiosity and a proper utility (not exhaustion) of resources would not be reasonable on digital platforms. Learning and schooling skills should be the priority of every individual, without any doubt. In addition, if that is not appropriately achieved, it would not render many solutions to people who needs some basic skills to achieve and do their best. Nevertheless, we must always open up ourselves to options and break the chain of vicious cycle of unskilled and half-baked aptitude and ability procurement in the field of legal education. Moreover, a cooperative infrastructure would always turn out to be helpful, and so this must never be ignored.
Without a cleaner and reasonable roadmap, it would not be reasonable for many students to do what their predecessors have done in the 2010s — keep doing and participating in irrelevant webinars and courses, with utmost humility.
India needs skill breeders, not CV and certificate breeders anymore. Elon Musk maybe is wrong in the political side of how skills work, but he is nowhere wrong to say that skills matter the most.
This is also why science itself is nothing when it is too isolated and stats-centric. Reflective and analytical learning is indeed very important for us. Let us not get it wasted. In the legal field, well — there are many possibilities that we can go past the same status quo of the 2010s, and skill rejuvenation would actually become a rendered and important part of a law student’s life. Incredibly, if possible, we must focus on efforts to chisel and develop various dimensions of the skill a law student would require. Additionally, skill development may be easy, and can be utilized or be dysfunctional under a wrong basis of learning mechanisms, but
Make India spam-free, and skillful.