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Dr. Robert Kozma (email@example.com) is an independent consultant operating out of San Francisco, California, and an Emeritus Director and Principal Scientist at the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. His research expertise includes technology policy in support of education reform and economic and social development, technology assessment and evaluation in education reform, media theory, the impact of technology on cognition, the application of technology to improve teaching and learning, particularly in science, and the design of advanced interactive multimedia systems. He has consulted with the Ministries of Education in Egypt, Thailand, Singapore, Norway, and Chile and with Intel Corporation, Cisco, Microsoft, the World Bank, OECD, UNESCO, and the Ford Foundation on the use of technology to improve educational systems. He provided pro-bono consulting for the Millennium Villages Project, a UN-sanctioned project at Columbia University, on the role that ICT can play in supporting poverty reduction and development in Africa. Most recently, he consulted with Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft to design an international project on the assessment of 21st century skills.At SRI, Dr. Kozma directed a study of 174 technology-based classroom innovations in 28 countries, sponsored by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). In all, he directed or co-directed more than 25 research and development projects including the evaluation of a World Bank technology-based innovation program in developing countries (World Links), research and evaluation of technology-based learning in science, and the evaluation of a national virtual high school program.For 20 years prior to his position at SRI, he was a professor and research scientist at the University of Michigan. He has authored or co-authored more than 75 academic articles, chapters, encyclopedia entries, and books. He has given more than 100 presentations and invited addresses at national and international conferences. He began his career as a primary mathematics teacher in the inner city of Detroit.