Susan Einhorn joined the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation as its Executive Director in 2007, but her focus on using technology to bring new learning opportunities to all learners began in the early 1980’s. Susan was instrumental in the development of Logo-based constructivist software and has been actively involved in international educational technology activities for over 30 years. Starting in 1984 as a Product Designer and Editor at LCSI, the company responsible for some of the first robot
ics products for schools (LEGO/Logo) and coding programs for children (MicroWorlds products), Susan became LCSI’s president in 2005. Susan had the opportunity to work closely with educational thought leader and educational technology pioneer Seymour Papert and other leading members of the MIT Media Lab to develop new constructivist educational initiatives and products.
Susan authored and edited more than a dozen books for students and teachers on how to develop cross-curricular coding activities for PBL classrooms. Since joining AALF, Susan has been instrumental in defining the non-profit organization’s focus and programs. She has helped organize and run both face-to-face and online institutes and has been instrumental in building AALF’s services and developing materials designed to support and build the worldwide 1:1 community.
Bruce Dixon, 1:1 pioneer and co-founder and President of the Anywhere Anytime Learning Foundation, has more than 30 years experience working with schools 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 that was fundamental in the establishment and growth of laptop programs in more than 80 schools across three Australian states.
Starting in 1996, Dixon has worked extensively in North America and was in part responsible for developing the 1:1 concept and movement there. In 2004, he co-founded the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation to continue this work and has worked as a consultant in Australia, Asia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and North and South America on how to structure both local and national 1:1 programs. 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
Whitepapers co-authored by Susan Einhorn and Bruce Dixon include: