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Corporate Ownership for Society This issue of digitalLEARNING brings forth to its readers a brief outlook of the initiatives that corporates involve themselves in, through the concept of ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’. It brings together views of some eminent private players on their ownership, with respect to welfare of the society, with special emphasis on the education initiatives. The cover story highlights some perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility formulated for the community at large, with special focus on the education of the disadvantaged group. For corporates, it is an investment which is more than just a ‘charity’ activity. Furthermore, with the 6th successful and fruitful eINDIA 2010 conference, that took place at Hyderabad from 4-6th August 2010, this issue of digitalLEARNING brings to you a recapitulation of the event. The Vocational Education Track was the brand new addition to the digitalLEARNING forum taking into account the urgency of creating skilled workforce for the growing Indian economy. digitalLEARNING forum caters to diverse sections of education society such as school education, higher education, government policies, private initiatives, and other non governmental organisations, in the context of ICT. The digitalLEARNING INDIA Track supplied its beneficiaries, who include top government officials, ‘investment gurus’, academicians, school and college administrators, corporate leaders, with live and latest deliberations in the field of ICT and education. The event report highlights the issues discussed by expert dignitaries, at eINDIA 2010 conference; on the changes in the field of education has witnessed in India, describing the past, analyzing the present and sharing with us about their expectations of the future. With more than 4000 delegates, 375 speakers, 45 sessions and 5 seminal tracks, the eINDIA mega event has been spreading its wings ever since its inception. Adding to the glory was the eINDIA Awards which achieved a new milestone in the history of ICT4D community by eliciting more than 444 nominations and an overwhelming1,21,577 votes in the online voting process. The achievement is a live testimony of the popularity and support it enjoys from you. I extend my sincere thanks to our stakeholders, participants, readers and authors in making the event a grand success. Together we look towards building an inclusive, and technology driven world.

Dr. Ravi Gupta Editor-in-Chief Ravi.Gupta@digitallearning.in

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digital LEARNING

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