DCAL is pleased to announce that Joshua Kim has been appointed to the newly created position of Director of Online Programs and Strategy. In this new role, Josh will collaborate closely with partners across the institution to develop a long-term strategy around the College's portfolio of low-residency degree programs and non-degree online courses.
This strategy will build on the College's commitment to advancing learning within the liberal arts, by investing in programs and courses that align with Dartmouth's differentiating strength of offering rigorous and intimate educational opportunities, taught by leading scholar-educators.
This new position of Director of Online Programs and Strategy grows out of the Digital Learning Initiative (DLI), a DCAL program that developed led the College's efforts in open online learning (DartmouthX) and introductory course redesign (the Gateway Initiative).
Currently, Dartmouth has two low-residency master's programs (Master of Health Care Delivery Science and Master of Public Health), as well as a number of non-degree / non-credit fully online courses.
DCAL provides a full range of consulting and other services for any school or program that wishes to investigate opportunities around new low-residency and online programs, while collaborating with College partners to ensure that these initiatives support Dartmouth's educational mission.
The appointment of Josh to this new role of Director of Online Programs and Strategy corresponds with the publication from JHU Press of his new co-authored book Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education. The book highlights Dartmouth's investments in integrating learning science research, and new teaching methods and technologies, to advance learning at the College.