Speaker Date Topic
Anthony (Tony) Bloome, USAID Jan 28, 2020 7:30 AM
Information Technology and Education

Anthony Bloome is the Senior Education Technology Specialist at USAID. He has worked as a distance education specialist at USAID since 2009 where he provides technical advice to HQ, Missions and counterpart agencies regarding the appropriate uses of technology to support quality educational outcomes in developing countries. He is the campaign director for All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development, a global competition to catalyze innovations to advance early grade reading, and is the founder of the Mobiles in Education (mEducation) Alliance, an international stakeholder initiative designed to evaluate and dramatically accelerate the scalable utilization of appropriate technologies to support education. 
 
Prior to joining USAID, he was Peace Corps' technology for development specialist for three years and a distance education specialist for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and Zimbabwe for eleven years where he focused on technology for health, education, and youth and workforce development among other topic areas. He has a MA in International Telecommunications from George Mason University.