AI and Edtech: The Megatrends in Education And What They Mean For Independent Schools
Educator, Edtech Entrepreneur, Product Technology Innovator
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LUYEN CHOU is an educator, edtech entrepreneur, and a long-time product technology innovator and leader. He started his career in the early 1990’s as a high school history and social studies teacher, and an early pioneer in classroom technology.
Most recently, he served as the Chief Learning Officer at 2U Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), the leading global provider of online higher education learning services. As 2U’s CLO, Luyen was responsible for learning technology, learning science and research, curriculum design, course development, and media production across the company. Luyen joined 2U through the acquisition of Trilogy Education, a technology skills and workforce development provider, where he served as its Chief Product Officer. Prior to Trilogy, Luyen served in a variety of product leadership roles at Pearson Education, including Chief Product Strategy Officer, with responsibility for the company’s $6B global education product strategy. Luyen joined Pearson in 2011 through the acquisition of Schoolnet, a provider of data-driven curriculum and assessment software solutions for US K-12 school districts and states, where he served as Chief Product Officer.
Before joining Schoolnet in 2006, Luyen Chou was co-founder and Associate Head of the School at Columbia University, an experimental independent laboratory school on the university’s Manhattan campus.
Prior to working at Columbia University, Luyen was Founder, President, and CEO of Learntech, a developer and publisher of innovative educational games, software tools and curriculum applications. Learntech’s historical game Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom, was a top-ten bestseller in 1996.
Luyen has a long history in both for-profit and nonprofit governance and advisory work. He is currently on the board of Meteor Education, a learning environment company, and Pi-Top, a classroom robotics company. He was a co-founder and founding board chair of Brooklyn Prospect, a charter school network based in Brooklyn, New York. He previously served as a board member and vice chair of Mouse and The Teachers Network, New York-based education nonprofits. He has also served as a board advisor for Altschool, a venture-backed education software company, and an advisory board member of the Carnegie Corporation’s OpenSciEd initiative. He is also a board member of The Dream Project, and a member of the Open edX Technical Oversight Committee. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard College and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College.