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BRIEF October 31, 2018

BBL - Adaptive Learning Systems: Bringing Disruptive Technology to Schools and Universities (ASU)

Adaptive Learning Systems:
Bringing Disruptive Technology to Schools and Universities
Lessons from Arizona State University (ASU)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
10:30AM - 12:00PM Hanoi time
World Bank Hanoi Office, IFC Mekong room, 3rd floor

chaired by:
Ousmane Dione, Country Director for Vietnam, EACVF

Dale Johnson, Adaptive Program Manager, Arizona State University

This presentation will explore challenges and opportunities to consider when evaluating and implementing adaptive learning systems. Dale will describe their benefits, costs, and potential to transform the learning process based on his implementation experience at Arizona State University. At the end of the seminar, the participants will be able to: (i) Explain adaptive systems and terminology, (ii) Describe how they can be used in courses, (iii) Assess the challenges and opportunities of using them, and (iv) Analyze their costs and benefits. The session will focus on issues related to technology transfer, specifically on the potential of integrating adaptive learning systems into three projects in Vietnam, namely the Renovation of Generation Education Project, Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness Project, and the pipeline Vietnam National University Development Project. A Q&A session will follow. 

About the presenter:

Dale P. Johnson is the adaptive program manager at Arizona State University. He works with faculty, staff and technology partners to develop and implement adaptive courseware to help improve the student success rate.  Those efforts have earned him the 2016 Sally M. Johnstone Award from WCET recognizing thought leadership, excellence in practice, and demonstrated leadership capabilities. In 2018, he was honored by IMS Global Learning Consortium with an outstanding service award for his leadership of the adaptive courseware community of practice. Mr. Johnson has spoken on adaptive courseware at more than 20 conferences in the USA, Mexico, Russia and Vietnam and led workshops on the subject at numerous universities. He has a bachelor of science in design degree from ASU and a master in public policy degree from Harvard University, a learning path that combined his interests in design, engineering, history and public policy.  In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and building things. He’s traveled to more than 35 countries, lived in Barcelona for a year as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, and built his own solar home in Phoenix.