Riiid Labs, an AI education solutions provider and the global arm of Riiid, named the former CEO of testing non-profit organization ACT, Marten Roorda, as Executive in Residence. Roorda served for five years at ACT, a leading college testing company, where he led the organization in making his vision of adaptive, personalized learning using dynamic and open educational resources a reality for students globally.
“We must help students know where they are (measurement), where they want to go (navigation) and how to get there (learning),” Roorda said. “In the new learning ecosystem, measurement, learning and navigation are integrated, enabling more students, regardless of their background or resources, to succeed. I believe Riiid Labs will play a central transformative role in applying its cutting-edge innovations in AI for education.”
“We’re delighted to add Marten to the leadership team at Riiid,” said David Yi, CEO of Riiid Labs. “Marten has been a pioneer in educational technology for more than two decades. He developed e-learning and a learning management system as early as 2000. He introduced remote proctoring to the market in 2006. He is a globally-recognized architect of adaptive learning, industry standards, the use of open educational resources and the use of AI in learning and measurement. We expect Marten to play a critical role in accelerating our global growth.”
Roorda joins Riiid Labs from ACT, where he served nearly five years as CEO. Among other education initiatives, ACT developed the ACT test, the leading U.S. university admissions test. Roorda has a highly-distinguished career in education innovation, serving on many prestigious boards. Roorda also serves as a senior advisor to New Markets Venture Partners, a leading, growth-stage, double bottom-line investor that scales transformative technology companies that improve education and workforce outcomes, which leads to superior financial returns.