Luyen Chou is more than familiar with the evolution of technology in the classroom. Now the Chief Product Strategy Officer at Pearson, Chou has worn many hats in the education sector over the last three decades including Senior Vice President of Schoolnet, Associate Head of The School at Columbia University, President, Founder, and CEO of Learn Technologies, Director of the New Laboratory for Teaching and Learning at The Dalton School in New York City, as well as high school history and social studies teacher. In August of 2017, Luyen Chou shared his presentation on the history and trajectory of product development at Pearson at the Smith Learning Theater.
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Excerpts from the discussion
@26:00 Thomas Anderson: "The US is only 30% of the total spend in education globally. And USK-12 is 15%. So most of the opportunities are outside the US."
@46:00 Thomas Anderson: Luyen Chou is trying to rethink the culture of innovation: Idea -> Explore -> Validate -> Grow -> Sustain -> Retire.
@55:40 Zoe Logan One of the predictions/changes for future: Analytics vs testing is a very interesting shift in the learning industry. Use data as assessment rather than testing - seems more practical.