Barry Malkin and Steve Ritter (Carnegie Learning) Interview at the 2024 ASU+GSV Summit

Carnegie Learning CEO, Barry Malkin, and Co-Founder, Steve Ritter, join Claire Zau for an interview at ASU+GSV Summit.

Steve Ritter is Founder and Chief Scientist at Carnegie Learning. Dr. Ritter earned a doctorate in cognitive psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and was instrumental in the development and evaluation of the Cognitive Tutors for mathematics. Dr. Ritter is the author of numerous papers on the design, architecture and evaluation of adaptive instructional systems and is recognized as an expert on educational analytics and on using Artificial Intelligence in education. He is lead author of an evaluation that is one of the few to be judged by the US Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse as meeting their standards without reservations. He has received several awards, including the Best Paper award at the International Conference on Educational Data Mining. At Carnegie Learning, Dr. Ritter leads a research team devoted to using learning engineering to improve the efficacy of the company’s products. Current funding focused on such issues as algorithmic bias in educational AI, supports for teaching math to struggling readers and the UpGrade tool for supporting rigorous field tests of educational software.

Barry F. Malkin is the CEO of Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of K-12 education technology, curriculum, and professional learning solutions. Mr. Malkin has been an active operator, investor, and advisor to the educational services sector for over 20 years. Prior to assuming the role with Carnegie Learning, Mr. Malkin was Head of Corporate Development and Strategy at Apollo Education Group. Mr. Malkin joined Apollo Group in June 2009, heading corporate development and strategy for one of the world’s largest educational services companies. Mr. Malkin’s activities included overseeing all domestic and international acquisition and investment activity, global strategy, integration services, and strategic partnerships across Apollo and its subsidiary companies including Apollo Global. Mr. Malkin’s activities included, among others, the acquisition of BPP Holdings, Apollo Group’s largest acquisition and its first foray into the professional education sector; the development of a new post-secondary education joint venture in India with the Hindustan Times, and the establishment of new lines of businesses and products. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Malkin has been interviewed by national media outlets, served as a panelist and speaker at educational conferences across the country and was instrumental in the establishment of the XPrize Global Literacy Prize.

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