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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April 4, 2011
Reading the Horizon Report always gets the creative ed tech juices flowing. The "Time-to-Adoption" forecasts in the 2011 Horizon Report are: e-books and mobile learning (1 year or less), augmented reality and game-based learning (2 to 3 years), and gesture-based computing and learning analytics (4 to 5 years).
April 3, 2011
The hospital where my wife is a doc went live with a brand new electronic medical record system on Saturday. This transition is a huge deal, impacting every facet of how inpatient and outpatient care is delivered, tracked, analyzed and billed. Questions:1. Do you know of anyone who is working across the domains of medical computing and academic computing? On a Venn diagram, what would fall under the intersection of medical and academic computing?
March 31, 2011
Let me try out a theory on you. Not sure if it makes any sense, I'm one of those people that needs to write what I think, (and then discuss it with you), in order to get things straight in my head. And this NYTimes paywall thing is really bugging me.
March 30, 2011
Towards the end of Steve Dublanica's hilarious and information filled Keep the Change: A Clueless Tipper's Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity, the author provides a list of people known as "bad tippers". To my chagrin, both academics and information technology workers made the list. Does this mean that academic technology are the worst tippers on the planet?
March 29, 2011
When will you pay for digital content? If you are in the information business, and education is an information business, it probably makes sense to spend some time thinking about this question. I just answered that question for myself, giving Audible (really Amazon), $229.50 of my money in exchange for 25 audiobook credits (works out to $9.18 a book).
March 28, 2011
I am lame at Twitter.The Twitter EDU world is divided into (at least) 3 categories:Awesome Twitter People: People like Eric Stoller (see below) who authentically leverage Twitter as a new medium for communication, collaboration, and community.Lame Twitter People: Folks like me. We use the tool badly, don't take advantage of Twitter's ability to forge new connections and provide real time intelligence and analysis, and basically violate and subvert the cultural norms of the platform.
March 27, 2011
Would Unfamiliar Fishes be assigned to read in a history course?Would Sarah Vowell by hired as a history professor?Probably no on both counts, and that makes me a little sad.
March 24, 2011
I read somewhere a few years ago (maybe in Pink's Free Agent Nation, maybe somewhere else), that many jobs would soon resemble movie industry jobs. None of us would work for a single employer. Just as the studio system is dead in Hollywood (except perhaps at Disney), the time when actors and directors worked for a salary and made the movies the studio bosses chose, soon the "salary model" would also be a memory.
March 23, 2011
People who work with information, folks like you and me, are constantly in danger of becoming obsessed with jobs that involve working with things. The reason I love chef books is that the job seems so tangible. You work with your hands and your brain to create something, a product that can be tasted.
March 22, 2011
Jeff Bezos loves the NYTimes paywall.Here is what Amazon will do:1. Create the Amazon Book Review Section:


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