James Bosco
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James Bosco is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Studies at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan Currently he is the Principal Investigator for the MacArthur Foundation/CoSN Project, "Schools and Participatory Culture: Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers." His work at Western Michigan University involved a series of outreach activities with schools and he was responsible for creating one of the first U.S. online graduate training programs for school district technology directors. He played a major role in connecting schools in Michigan to the Internet and directed one of the state hubs in Michigan which was established to connect schools to the Internet in the early 90s. He was the co-director of a school reform project in a local high school sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation.

Bosco served on Senator Carl Levin's technology working group that resulted in a series of school ICT initiatives in Michigan. He established and chaired the collaborative group of national educational organizations which created the Technology Standards for School Administrators which were adopted by the International Society for Technology in Education as NETS*A. He chaired the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and is the current co-chair of the CoSN International Committee which is responsible for establishing communication and cooperation between ICT leaders in the U.S. with their counterparts throughout the world. The focus of his work remains on information and communications technology as a basis for educational reform.