The MARS Lab is pleased to be starting work on a Joint Education and Training Initiative (JETI) in collaboration with core partners at the University of Alberta and elsewhere.

With support from a University of Alberta McCalla Professorship, Dr. Gow will lead efforts to establish an international program that will integrate teaching with an ongoing action research project to study technology stewardship as a social practice model for promoting digital literacy and grassroots innovation with resource-challenged communities and organizations.  This initiative builds on a program of experiential and service learning that Dr. Gow has been facilitating through his MARS Lab and SSHRC-funded research since 2010.

In September 2016, the MARS Lab and partners will launch the JETI with a technology stewardship workshop in Sri Lanka.  More information will be posted soon about this project.