Yong Zhao was born in China’s Sichuan Province. He is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Education and a fellow of the International Academy of Education. Yong’s work focuses on the implications of globalization and technology on education and on the potential or self-determined learning. He has published over 100 articles and 30 books, including World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students and Teaching Students to Become Self-determined Learners.