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Symposium with with Laura Hosman

Friday, February 12, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Tempe Campus: Payne 129

Appropriate Technologies and Experiential Learning: Possibilities, Pitfalls & Pivots

This talk will explore some of the issues associated with appropriate technologies, and more specifically, with technology-in-the-schools projects in the developing world. We will explore which factors are more likely to lead to success or failure in such endeavors, and our discourse will be informed and illustrated by experiential learning and in-the-field experiences.
Will be livestreamed online and recorded - http://www.ustream.tv/asutv 


Laura Hosman portraitLaura Hosman is Assistant Professor of Ethics, Public Policy, Science & Technology (EPPST) at California Polytechnic State University, holding a joint appointment in Political Science and the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program. She has held prior academic positions at Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California (USC). With an emphasis on action-oriented, in-the-field work, her research focuses on the role for information and communications technology (ICT) in developing countries, particularly in terms of its potential effects on socio-cultural factors, human development, and economic growth. She earned an MA in International Relations as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Amsterdam. She also holds an MA in Economics and a PhD in Political Economy and Public Policy, both from the University of Southern California (USC).