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About ljhosman

Laura Hosman is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Illinois Institute of Technology

Romanum Update: Peace Corps Volunteer Incentivizes with Tablets, Students Achieve Highest English Competency Scores in State!

Fantastic news from Romanum, Chuuk, FSM! Last summer, we provided Melody, a Peace Corps Volunteer, with some tablets and a charger, for her to bring back to the school where she was serving, on Romanum Island in the Chuuk Lagoon. Romanum … Continue reading

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LeMaker Provides Banana Pi’s and Generous Support for Solar Digital Library all-in-one Kit Project—and for Maker Spaces

This past summer (July 2014), I became aware of LeMaker, a company that makes and provides support for open source technology. More specifically for the purposes of this post, I was interested in their Banana Pi, which is an open … Continue reading

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Cal Poly students launch Pacific Islands ICT4D efforts with creation of three new videos

In the fall quarter of 2014, three student teams at Cal Poly worked to create videos that will help spread awareness of bringing information and communications technology (ICT) into schools in remote and resource-challenged Pacific Islands locations. (Scroll down to … Continue reading

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