Modern Learners, Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon

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There is a lot of exciting work going on behind the scenes at Modern Learners. With two of the top educational thought-leaders, Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon, traveling the world and talking to heads of schools and heads of classrooms, they bring years of experience and knowledge to the team. Missy Emler and Lyn Hilt bring their experience in and out of the classroom to provide strong voices in the movement to create change in schools.

Will Richardson

Co-founder of Modern Learners

Will Richardson is an internationally recognized speaker and author on educational technology with over 25 years of experience in schools. He holds a degree in journalism from Ohio University, and his articles and essays have appeared in numerous journals and magazines such as Ed Leadership, New York TImes, Education Week, Edutopia and English Journal. Will is the author of six books, most recently Freedom to Learn published by Solution Tree (2015), and he has blogged for over a decade, most recently at Over the last 12 years he has presented in over twenty different countries to hundreds of thousands of educators at every level.

Bruce Dixon

Co-founder of Modern Learners

Bruce Dixon has spent the bulk of his career developing programs that assist governments to make effective use of technology across their education sector. His strategic work has enabled governments to better manage large scale personal technology deployments, and ensure outcomes that drive both school improvement and ultimately transformation.

Bruce's experience across more than 40 countries has led much of the current thinking around personal technology use in school, reflective of his role as a pioneer of 1 to 1 in the early ‘90’s. While his ability to build big-picture strategy has been at the forefront of much of his work of the past decade, he also allocates a deliberate amount of his time to sharing his thinking through keynotes and workshops which support his advocacy for bolder and more ambitious thinking around what universal access to technology now makes possible for young people. In his own time, Bruce can be found open water swimming, or surfing at Byron Bay.



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