A Case Study on Affordable E-learning Solutions for Rural India: Initiatives to Minimize the Digital Divide

The purpose of this paper is to analyse how an individual and group efforts can create social and economic value through their Social Initiatives in Education (SIE). This paper employs a multiple case study approach. The selected cases cover individuals and groups who may not have a clear model to serve the education system of the country initially but have passion to address different prevailing social problems faced by education community in the rural areas of India. This study reveals that Social Initiatives in Education (SIE) is driven by the environmental dynamics, social support, and societal outcomes. In addition, the authors found that the SIE provides society with both implicit and explicit strategic benefits.

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