Teaching as a Team Sport in Blended Education: High Value or Just Hype?

Thursday, February 04 | 11:15AM–12:00PM | Texas Ballroom Foyer, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Dartmouth's blended master's degree program in health care delivery science (MHCDS) uses a high-touch, high-tech, highly resourced teaching model. Central is the role of curriculum specialist—a terminal-degree-qualified educator with subject expertise who works with faculty and students on course design and delivery and provides critical integration across the program. The curriculum specialist is lauded as the "glue" integrating faculty and students. We will discuss whether and how this role is transferable to other contexts. Does this human capital investment justify the expense? Does this team teaching model enhance learning or just distance faculty from students?

OUTCOMES: Examine the role of "curriculum specialist" in a high-touch learning environment * Debate whether this teaching team investment drives value that justifies the expense * Identify the opportunities and challenges of "teaching as a team sport"


  • Alice Andrews

    Academic Director for Education, Dartmouth College