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 and by Twitter at @joshmkim.  Josh's CV can be found at

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November 20, 2012
Orbitz and Expedia may have killed the travel agency business, but my family desperately needs a skilled trip advisor to plan our next vacation. (The number of travel agents has dropped from over 110,000 in 2001 to about 77,000 today). 
November 19, 2012
Moretti's The New Geography of Jobs is the perfect companion to Bill Bishop's fine book The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart. Where Bishop talks about the social and cultural impact of the geographic clustering by education and skills, Moretti explains the economic outcomes of this trend. 
November 18, 2012
How can we possibly review Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise after the election? Silver is perhaps the most overexposed pollster of all time. His NYTimes FiveThirtyEight blog was a must read for many of us during the run-up to 11/6/12.
November 15, 2012
Apple's iTunes U app and the accompanying web based iTunes U Course Manager remains the least noticed but potentially the most important edtech innovation of 2012.
November 14, 2012
Blackboard is at a critical point in the company's development. No longer in LMS or product acquisition mode. No longer public. No longer led by one of its founders. No longer able to buy up its competition and grow market share by acquisition. No longer a single flagship LMS provider. No longer a predominantly platform company.
November 13, 2012
Close your eyes. Now answer the question, what pops into your mind when you hear "Desire2Learn"? Okay, you can open your eyes.
November 12, 2012
Did you check out the Pearson's OpenClass booth at EDUCAUSE?   If not, it is worth spending some time on the new OpenClass site
November 11, 2012
Every job is in some way fascinating.  I'm particularly interested in how you earn your living. Those of us who are in some way associated with higher ed, and who gather in this community to learn and share what we know.Jeanne Marie Laskas is one of us, an associate professor and director of the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh.  Maybe in her next book she will turn her attention closer to home (or maybe your campus or office), but the lack of higher ed people in Hidden America should not dissuade you from reading this terrific book.
November 8, 2012
What are your big takeaways for EDUCAUSE 2012?
November 7, 2012
The 2012 EDUCAUSE Exhibit Hall (the vendor floor) features 270 edtech companies.  From Aastra (booth #669/671 - audio and video conferencing, business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency planning, cloud computing and services, enterprise information systems, wireless) to Xirrus (booth #627/691 - hardware, identity and access management, network infrastructure, network security and applications, wireless) - with anyone and everyone in the edtech space (except Apple) in between.


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