Speaker information

Dale Johnson


Dale Johnson is the director of digital innovation for the University Design Institute at Arizona State University. He works with university leaders to develop and implement digital solutions to enable student success.  Those efforts have earned him the 2016 Sally M. Johnstone Award from WCET recognizing his thought leadership, excellence in practice, and demonstrated leadership capabilities.  In 2018, he was honored by the IMS Global Learning Consortium with an outstanding service award for his leadership of the adaptive courseware community of practice.

Mr. Johnson has spoken on the topic of digital innovation in higher education at more than 20 conferences in the USA, Rwanda, Brazil, South Korea, Germany, 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 and education policy.  In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and building things. He’s traveled to more than 40 countries, studied in Barcelona for a year as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, and built his own solar home in Phoenix.



Speaker presentations


Date: 11.11


14:00 – 15:45
Nur-Sultan time

Keynote speech

Utilizing Mass-Personalization to Enable Student Success

What do we have to do to change from the 19th century mass-production model of education to a 21st century model of mass-personalization? Changes in pedagogy and technology will need to be made in order to prepare our students to succeed in the information age. Technologically, artificial intelligence is facilitating the delivery of mass-personalization in many aspects of our lives. From medicine to manufacturing, we see intelligent systems creating personalized solutions to meet the unique needs of every individual. However, pedagogically, mass-personalization is still considered experimental and has not gained widespread acceptance yet. In this session, we will explore the factors enabling or inhibiting this teaching and learning transformation and the outcomes from the use of mass-personalization at Arizona State University.