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DynEd International, Inc. was founded in 1987 by a team of language teachers, engineers, and artists. It produced and brought to market the world's first computer-assisted language teaching CD-ROM and received a patent for its innovative design. Now, after more than 25 years of experience, DynEd has the world's most comprehensive lineup of award-winning computer-based English Language Teaching (ELT/ESL) solutions.

Meet Our Team

As CEO, Mr. Adam is responsible for overall strategy and general management of DynEd. He has forty years of experience in the computer industry, first as an IT professional and then over thirty years in sales, marketing, business development, and executive management. Mr. Adam has worked for multinational companies including Citicorp, IBM, Olivetti, and Apple. Mr. Adam has an extensive international business background having conducted business in Asia, Europe, and throughout the Americas. He has lived and worked in the UK, Belgium, Canada, Brazil, and USA. Prior to joining DynEd in 1996, Mr. Adam served as Acting General Manager responsible for the successful establishment of Apple Computer Inc.'s subsidiary in Brazil. Mr. Adam is currently driving DynEd's global mobile strategy.

Mr. Knowles is among the world's foremost experts on the development and use of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) programs. He personally led the design of DynEd's core products, including the world's first computer-assisted language learning program on CD-ROM in 1987. Used in over 60 countries worldwide, his innovative courses have been approved by national Ministries of Education - including France, China, Turkey, and Malaysia - and have won more than 45 awards.

With more than 30 years of experience in English language education, Lance co-founded the company in 1987 with DynEd's chief engineer, Douglas Crane. Together, they earned a US patent for the features at the root of their interface design and authoring tools. Mr. Knowles also developed the learning theory behind DynEd courses: Recursive Hierarchical Recognition (RHR). A frequent speaker, textbook author, and former director of the Language Institute of Japan, Mr. Knowles has led teacher-training seminars for more than 20 years and in more than 20 countries.

Mr. Tran joined DynEd International, Inc. in 1994 after having served as Corporate Controller for A. M. Weiss, Inc. and Cash Manager for Komatsu America Corp. As CFO, he is responsible for the Administration and Finance areas of the company and its subsidiaries. He also serves as Company Secretary. Mr. Tran received his education from Cornell University, San Francisco State University, the Stockholm School of Economics, and the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University.

Mr. Randall joined DynEd in 1990 after fifteen years in educational publishing. As former President of Janus Book Publishers, he helped grow and sell that company to Simon & Schuster, where he then became President of Simon & Schuster's Special Needs Publishers. At DynEd he has developed a sales network reaching public and private education and training markets around the world. Mr. Randall also had a 20-year career in public service as an elected and appointed local office holder. He is a graduate in political science from the University of Oregon.

Mr. Crane is Vice President of Engineering, responsible for directing the company's research and development. He designed and programmed the proprietary authoring language and user interface for DynEd courseware, which now runs on all major multimedia platforms. Prior to co-founding DynEd, Mr. Crane developed award-winning programs for Picodyne Corporation, which was a pioneering educational software company. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Stanford University and is the co-holder of a multimedia patent.

Careers at DynEd

At DynEd, we are committed to quality, career-focused learning led by passionate professionals who love what they do. We are a dynamic organization that believes in creating positive outcomes for instructors, educators, learners, employers, and schools. Contact us to learn more about these job opportunities and our Language Learning Solutions.

System Administrator (Burlingame)
Be an integral part of the technical group. Write, maintain, and troubleshoot our high-availability commercial server (middleware) applications and data systems. Be a proactive team player and contribute to a growth of an international company that has a passion for educational software.
Database Administrator (Burlingame)
Be an integral part of the technical group. Write, maintain, and troubleshoot our high-availability commercial server (middleware) applications and data systems. Be a proactive team player and contribute to a growth of an international company that has a passion for educational software.
English Teacher Trainer (Beijing)
DynEd Language Software Systems Development (Beijing) Co. is currently looking for an English Teacher Trainer to conduct training on DynEd's tools, courseware and curriculum in Greater China.

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DynEd is the world’s leading provider of English language learning software and its courseware is the most highly awarded in the field.

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