CPD Programmes

“Brought to you jointly by SkillsFuture Singapore and IAL” Innovation in Skills Development and Delivery Webinar Series: Part 2: Using Adaptive Instructional Systems for Skills-based Learning


Dale P. Johnson (Mr)


9.00am - 10.00am (SG Time)


  • Clear explanations of what adaptive instructional systems are and how they work.
  • Specific examples of how they are being used in courses.
  • Data on the results from the implementation of the systems at scale




This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM.  Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM.  More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.


What is this programme about?


Singapore is a leader in the field of workforce development. It has invested significant resources in the development of skills maps and the instructional infrastructure needed to help workers develop those skills. Now it is interested in exploring options for using adaptive instructional systems to support that process.

The webinar will consist of a 40-minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of questions and answers. The presentation will focus on the challenges and opportunities of implementing adaptive instructional systems for skills-based learning. It will outline the relationships between technology and pedagogy that are critical to the success of an adaptive systems implementation.

This webinar will include clear explanations of what adaptive instructional systems are and how they work, specific examples of how they are being used in courses and data on the results from the implementation of the systems at scale.


What does it cover?


  • Deploying adaptive instructional systems for skills-based training versus academic studies
  • Defining key steps in the system implementation process
  • Capitalising the opportunities and overcoming challenges in the use of adaptive instructional systems for skills development
  • Analysing the costs and benefits of using the systems


Who is it suitable for?


  • Education and training institutions looking to elevate the learning experience of their learners and improve the delivery of their programmes;
  • Professionals in the fields of Adult Education and Learning Management 


About the speaker

Dale P. Johnson (Mr)

Director of Digital Innovation | Arizona State University, University Design Institute

Dale P. Johnson is the director of digital innovation for the University Design Institute at Arizona State University. He works with faculty, staff and technology partners to develop and implement digital solutions to enable student success. These 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 holds a Bachelor of Science in design from ASU and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, a learning path that combined his interests in design, engineering and education policy.