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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December 13, 2012
Audrey Watters has a great piece this week in her Hack (Higher) Education column Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Business of Ed-Tech What resonated most with me is her assertion that:"…for all the finger-pointing about the flaws in the business models of higher education, it's not clear that the business models of many education companies, particularly startups, will fare that much better."
December 12, 2012
Sweet Tooth is my favorite novel of 2012.  Ian McEwan's story of literature meets spies is at once completely original and totally engrossing. 
December 11, 2012
Is the Google Drive app an iTunes U app killer?  Can the Google Drive ecosystem (web and apps) replace the Apple course content delivery ecosystem (Course Manager and the iTunes U app)?   
December 10, 2012
Aaron Bady's excellent critique of Clay Shirky's thought provoking post "Napster, Udacity, and the Academy" provides a powerful window into our most important debates about how higher ed will evolve over the next few years.  The comments to Bady's article, and Shirky's response to his critique, provide strong evidence of the power of an open exchange of ideas and views within an informed community.
December 9, 2012
The EDUCAUSE 2013 call for proposals just landed in my inbox. Are you planning on proposing a session, panel, point/counterpoint or poster?
December 6, 2012
Did you read about Pearson College in the NYTimes? An (almost, working on it) accredited institution of higher learning situated within the corporate campus, and designed and delivered within the corporate structure, seems like a huge deal to me. 
December 5, 2012
The language we use matters when discussing the various players in the education ecosystem. Labels are never neutral, but rather carry with them a history of judgments, debates, and conclusions. 
December 4, 2012
I don't know much about K-12 education. Beyond the fact that I have two kids (8th and 10th grade) in our local public middle school and high school, and that I spent 12 years in public primary and secondary schools, my knowledge of the sector is embarrassingly skimpy.
December 3, 2012
On Monday we learned that The Daily, News Corp's mobile app only newspaper, will cease publication on December 15th. From the publication's start in February of 2011, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp invested $30 million in creating this short lived digital newspaper.
December 2, 2012
Read enough books on behavioral economics and you will internalize the observation that we consistently overrate our own skills and abilities. Wikipedia even has an entry for this phenomenon under the heading "illusory superiority."


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