Bruce Dixon, the co-founder and President of the Anywhere Anytime Learning Foundation, consults to schools, school districts, education departments, ministries of education as well as technology companies such as Microsoft, HP-Compaq, Apple, Adobe, Intel, and Toshiba on 1:1 teaching and technology in education.
Bruce has more than 30 years experience working with schools and technology, as a teacher, principal, software developer and an undergraduate college lecturer. In 1987, he and a partner established an educational technology company in Australia, Computelec. As a national company of more than 90 staff, the company was fundamental to the establishment and growth of laptop programs in more than 80 schools across three Australian states, before he sold it in the mid-nineties to focus on consulting.
Since 1996 Dixon has worked extensively in North America and was in part responsible for developing the 1:1 concept and movement here through the Anytime Anywhere Learning initiative. In 2004, he co-founded the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation to continue this work. Over the past few years, Dixon has consulted in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and New Zealand, and has been invited to speak at conferences in Australia, Asia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and North America. He has helped structure 1:1 programs in the Australian states of Queensland and Victoria, as well as been a strategic adviser for nationwide projects around the world, including, most recently, those in Kuwait, Qatar, and Turkey.
In 1997, Bruce received an award from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, for his work worldwide in pioneering ubiquitous access to technology and, in 2006, he was named as one of the '20 People to Watch' by the National School Boards Association of America. Bruce's work was also referenced in Bill Gate's latest book, Business at the Speed of Thought.