Joshua Kim

Dr. Joshua Kim is the Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).  He has a PhD in demography and sociology from Brown University.  Josh can be reached by e-mail at joshua.m.kim@dartmouth.edu and by Twitter at @joshmkim.  Josh's CV can be found at joshmkim.com.

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March 6, 2011
Yes. Ian Morris' Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future is perhaps the best argument for why we should keep investing in training PhDs and allocating resources to our institutions of higher learning.
March 3, 2011
Dear Apple. I'm ready to trade you my EDU soul in exchange for the following products:
March 2, 2011
Sending shockwaves through the ed tech establishment, Apple unveiled the iPad LMS at the March 2nd iPad 2 event. The iPad LMS, and corresponding Mac/PC and web Apps, was the third major iPad 2 software announced, alongside the new iPad 2 versions of iMovie and GarageBand. Taking advantage of the new A5 dual-core processor and dual cameras, the iPad LMS offers the following authoring, collaboration, and learning features:
March 1, 2011
My latest computer purchase is a Lenovo X201T Tablet. Around $1,500 - with 4 gigs of RAM and some other goodies. Am I the last person on earth to purchase a Windows 7 tablet computer? In all the talk about tablets, we never hear much about the Windows 7 version.
February 28, 2011
A company and service that I really like is Carbonite and its online backup service. I am actually a Carbonite Pro customer, a service that allows for central management of an unlimited number of computers (you pay by the amount of data backed up).
February 27, 2011
The last TV series that I sat and watched all the episodes straight through was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) series "Intelligence". I watched both seasons, (there were only two - 25 episodes), via the Netflix streaming app on my iPad. 3 Thoughts:
February 24, 2011
Been thinking about my media consumption diet. What I consume, and what I do not. Below is a quick estimation of the content, format, platform and sources of the media I consume. A couple of things stand out from these lists. No media through cable, satellite or broadcast TV. Almost never go to movies, Rarely purchase books at bookstores. Somewhat surprised how restricted my media diet looks, and how only a few "sources" (or providers) dominate. Books:
February 23, 2011
What is it about economics (behavioral and classical) and psychology that generates great books for non-academic readers? Where is the sociology? (although I guess Venkatesh did okay). Where is the demography? Where is the educational technology?
February 22, 2011
In a 2/18/11 article in The Motley Fool, "Why I'm Staying Away From For-Profit Education", Brian Stoffel argues that:
February 21, 2011
In higher ed, the unit of analysis that matters most is the course. We spend lots of time talking about professors, or students or curriculum or technology - where we should spend more time talking about the course. I'd like to share with you one example of a really innovative course format, one that I think can be scaled to other institutions without large investments in enterprise platforms.

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