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Axumite Heritage Foundation Chromebook Lab, Mission Enhancement Grant
(Janet Lee, Dean of the Library, Regis University, Denver, CO; Fulbright Scholar 2017-2018, University of Aksum)
The Chromebook Lab project at the Axumite Heritage Foundation Library in Axum, Ethiopia was the first recipient of the American Library Association’s International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) Mission Enhancement Grant, an award of $1,000. Janet Lee, Dean of the Library at Regis University in Denver, and a Fulbright Scholar assigned to Axum, Ethiopia, coordinated the efforts of the lab and the grant. The grant helped support the establishment of a lab that was comprised of 30 Chromebooks and a portable plug-and-play RACHEL (Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning) server loaded with the entire Ethiopian secondary school curriculum, plasma videos that accompany the curriculum, and content from other providers such as the Kahn Academy, Hesperian Health Guides, African Storybook, and a range of open-access textbooks. Read full report.