As we prepare to usher in a New Year, the year that we bid adieu will go down in history as one of the most eventful phases in the past decade or so. Its impact on the coming years will be significant and defining. The world slipped into the grip of a financial crisis with the world’s top economy, the US taking a severe battering with its credit crisis. The financial markets have nosedived. The market demands and production are running low.
But so much for the bad news; a fresh start also requires revisiting the core strengths and solid fundamentals. We turn three with the onset of 2009. In this anniversary issue of Digital Learning we share such moments.
Some numbers to start with. In 2007 around hundred authors gave content for the magazine; this grew to 130 authors sharing their ideas through our magazine in 2008. We have in the past year carried forward the mission of forging alliances for ICT content showcasing growth in the education sector.
We received contributions from India, Malaysia, USA, UK, Philippines, China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, Bangladesh, Singapore, China, Pakistan, Canada and Turkey. To add to the list we received additional contributions in 2008 from Russia, Israel, Kenya, Ghana, New York and Australia. This showcases Digital Learning expanding global reach.
Digital Learning delivered total of 778 pages of content in its twelve issues of 2008, out of which 228 were generated in-house articles. In 2008, the themes that featured included ‘a futuristic outlook on ICT, education planning, distance education, Asian scenario on e-Education, and Malaysian scenario.
This anniversary issue brings together a composite outlook, spanning across government and private, schools and universities, from India’s education sector and the role that ICT is already playing in making quality education possible for millions.
We hope you will enjoy reading the new-look Digital Learning.
We wish you all a very happy new year!