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What are the advantages and disadvantages of distance learning while getting a law degree?


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Law is a professional degree which almost some many people across the world aspire to do. It is considered one of the noblest profession as involves getting justice for the people. Students studying law work day and night to gain knowledge about various legal proceedings, laws, and cases. They sit for hours to study a single case and critically analyze it. Technically, this profession gives students an opportunity to serve the society and earn out of it. But getting into a law University is not a piece of cake. It’s an expensive investment for parents who wish to send their child to a good law University.

 

Therefore, to do or not to do - this is the question that plagues most students who are contemplating pursuing an education through distance learning. Over the years, distance education in various forms - distance learning programs from open universities, online programs and so forth, have helped realized the educational aspirations of students who could not attend full-time and campus-based classes.

 

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One must realize that distance education might not be the best choice for every student, but ultimately it all depends on the needs that are to be catered. Getting oneself familiar with the pros and cons of the program it's easier to decide whether it is suitable for you. Discussing the advantages of pursuing law via distance learning, it comes as a blessing to those who are keen to continue their job whilst pursuing the course. Also, Students who are looking for economically viable options can go for a distance learning program, not everyone can afford hefty semester fee. Thereon, no time wastage in going to and from college, no time wasted waiting for a bus or train.

 

 In a distance learning program, your classroom is right in your bedroom and you can easily learn at your pace. No stringent setups are required. The major advantage being Distance education over the years has finally found some acceptance and recognition among employers, which is an encouraging sign. As long as the distance learning program is accredited, you need not be worried. In India, all distance education programs that are approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC) stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government. Law is one stream wherein more than theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge is considered better. Not that other theory part plays a role, but both of them go hand in hand.

 

One such largest university offering this program is The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established in 1985 withover 3 million students in India and abroad through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centers, around 2,667 learner support centers.

 

 

 

It has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledgeable society through inclusive education and mainly the school of law, one of 21 strives to provide seamless access to sustainable and learner-centric quality education, skill upgradation and training to all by using innovative technologies and methodologies and ensuring convergence of existing systems for large-scale human resource development, required for promoting integrated national development and global understanding.

 

 Mainly the school aims to create awareness about legal rights and responsibilities in the emerging world order. The School strives to ensure high-quality education and research through innovative, multi-media learning teaching packages with a focus on learning practical aspects of law, acquiring legal skills and scholarship.It is a virtual learning platform to offer the Law programs online.

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Although distance learning has its advantages but a full-time course by traditional learning has more worth as compared to Distance Education. Undoubtedly, in a full-time course, a student is able to devote more time to the pursuit of his or her studies. This leads to more in depth and more comprehensive learning on the part of the student. In the job market, a student who has pursued full-time course is always preferred to the one with a Distance Learning degree. Although having numerous students learning in the same classroom has the added benefit of allowing students to exchange ideas and questions with one another providing another valuable learning medium that online environment cannot replicate. First-hand interaction with the educating professor also allows for ideas to be exchanged freely and without any communication barriers.

On the other hand working executives cannot join full-time courses and hence heavily depend on Distance Learning courses to upgrade their skills and get professional degrees. For them Distance Learning courses are better than fully -time ones as they help in their career growth. To state correctly it all depends upon the needs that are required to be fulfilled.

 

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But there's a flip side to every story. A factor that's advantageous for one student might prove to be a drawback for another.  Therefore, a student has to choose between what he wants according to his needs and the means that he has. The advantages and disadvantages of each option have to study carefully to arrive at a decision.

 

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

 

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