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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November 11, 2010
I want a Kindle option for my digital coursepack. Almost everyone I'm working with insists that this is a bad idea. iPad, yes. Browser, yes. LMS integration, yes. Print-on-demand, yes. But Kindle, no.
November 10, 2010
“But I have to tell you, the biggest objection to [regulation] has come from the fact that The Washington Post would go out of business if Kaplan went out of business.....,” Roberts said with a chuckle. “Because The Washington Post money all comes from Kaplan.....” --'Learning From For-Profits' IHE, 11/8/10 Jack Stripling
November 9, 2010
"For-profit colleges receive about a quarter of all Pell Grant and federal aid, according to the Federal Student Aid Data Center. These institutions enrolled 3.2 million students, or 11.8 percent of the 27.4 million students in the postsecondary population, during the 2008-09 academic year…." --Inside Higher Ed article 'Learning From For-Profits', 11/8/10 by Jack Stripling
November 8, 2010
The growth of the for-profit education sector, and the tension between for- and non-profits to claim resources and control the educational policy agenda, will be the defining theme of postsecondary education over the next 20 years. Incumbents, not excluding myself, have a hard time conceiving what the rise of for-profit providers will mean to our industry. There are many reasons why we need to embrace 'Learning From For-Profits' - here are a few:
November 7, 2010
American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900 by H.W. Brands 1. Maybe the best way to understand the first third of the 21st century is to learn about the last third of the 19th.
November 4, 2010
How do you manage your To-Do lists? My wife uses paper and a pen. She is incredibly efficient and accomplishes a huge number of tasks. Drives me crazy. My goal is to be more efficient and productive with my digital To-Do system than my wife with her dead-tree system. Please help.
November 3, 2010
I was hoping to engage in a dialogue with this community about how departments (or units or divisions etc.) can develop a social media strategy. What are some appropriate goals that can be attached to utilizing social media as a means of communication? In discussions around social media, I find that we tend to want to jump to the tools and the platforms. What we need first, I think, is a discussion about the goals we are trying to achieve.
November 2, 2010
We spend so much time worrying about what is wrong with our U.S. higher ed system that it is easy to lose sight of how much the system has improved over the past 20 years. This is a mistake, as if we fail to honor our successes we will forget that change can and does happen, and that our colleagues are working incredibly hard each and every day to improve our institutions.
November 1, 2010
Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities, by Mark C. Taylor STRENGTHS: Concise: 221 small pages with big font. Provocative: Big ideas and insightful critiques of the higher ed labor market, curriculum, organizational structure etc.
October 31, 2010
We don't notice infrastructure until it fails. In my case, I never noticed utility poles until I moved to a house served by electricity and phone wires, but not by cable (or DSL until recently!). In the efforts to bring broadband to my street (we finally succeeded - I'm off satellite Internet for good), I started to notice and think about utility poles.

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