Posted by: Editor LNAV | March 9, 2009

TECHNO-LEGAL E-LEARNING IN INDIA

E-Commerce in India or E-Business in India is gaining lot of importance these days despite the recession hitting the global economy. One such segment of e-commerce is e-learning that has tremendous potential in India. E-learning in India has been in place for long but the signs of its maturity have started appearing. There is a growing stress upon use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for imparting and receiving education in India. However, there is still a dearth of legal education in India that can be supplemented by e-learning in India.

 

According to Mr. Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner of Perry4Law, “There is tremendous potential in the legal education field in India. E-learning must be used in a pro active and holistic manner to provide maximum benefits. The “Techno-Legal Segment” of legal education is still untouched in the absence of domain expertise in this regard. Even there is a scarcity of web contents in this regard in India”.

 

With vast pool of educated and English speaking workforce, India can acquire a good piece of e-learning business of the world. However, we need good Institutions and Training Centers that can impart and provide industry specific educations and skills.

 

“Cost effective training to ICT professionals is the present requirements of companies. We have launched Domain Expertise based KPO and ICT Training Centers in India. Perry4Law Techno-Legal ICT Training Center (PTLITC), Perry4Law Techno-Legal Base (PTLB), Cyber law Database of India, etc are premier Techno-Legal Training Centers and Institutes of India. However, the companies exploring the e-learning business must be aware about the applicable laws especially the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Laws of India. Due to scarcity of web contents, there are growing incidences of copyright and trade mark violations in the cyberspace. We are spreading lot of “IPRs Awareness” in this regard so that litigations and disputes may be avoided”, says Mr. Praveen Dalal.

 

The potential of e-learning seems to be enormous provided companies make the right choice of technology and manpower. The legal issues must also be redressed, preferably in advance, to avoid legal hassles.

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