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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July 6, 2010
The first book that I'm going to give to my learning and technology team is Rework, by the guys from 37Signals. 288 concise pages - or less than 3 hours in unabridged audio format. We need more books to be this good and this short.
July 5, 2010
Dean Dad gave it a lukewarm review, but I say to stop whatever you are doing and go and order Anya Kamenetz's DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education.
July 2, 2010
Hello. My name is Josh Kim, and I'm a printer. I print everything. I print meeting agendas and notes. I print PDF articles and chapters. I print articles from news sites. I print e-mail. I print and I print and I print. And I want to change. Do you know anyone who has successfully moved all their documents, all the stuff they used to print, to a Kindle or an iPad? Or maybe "everything" is too high a bar - but surely you must know someone who is gone mostly paperless thanks to the Kindle/iPad?
June 29, 2010
Two years ago I would have bet that the Mac/PC divide would have lost its salience by now. I thought that Web applications and RIA's (rich internet applications such as Adobe AIR) would have once and for all supplanted the client OS. That future has failed to come to pass. This fact has been brought home to me as I'm selecting my next computer - Mac or PC? This is a consequential choice, as I continue to utilize a range of client applications, not all of which are cross-platform.
June 28, 2010
I'm in the middle of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, by Kathryn Schulz, so everything I write this week is going to be strongly influenced by this amazing book.
June 27, 2010
The EDUCAUSE Institute Learning Technology Leadership Program 2010 starts today in Portland. As a 2009 Burlington alumni of LTL I'd like to offer the following advice to participants:
June 24, 2010
A classic thought experiment. If you won the lottery today, would you go to work tomorrow? I'm betting that if you read this blog the answer will probably be "yes". In educational technology we work incredibly hard. There is too much work and not enough of us. Too many projects. Not enough resources. Not enough hours in the day. But the work is lovely. We get to play at the place where learning and technology intersect. Two of the most dynamic aspects of the economy, the education and technology sectors, come together in our jobs.
June 23, 2010
Have you figured out any methods for mitigating the proximity problem? This problem is particularly acute in higher education, where technology enabled and infused courses rely on the inputs of people who work across departments and buildings. The modern course is no longer a solo faculty act, as the ability of technology to help bring active learning engagements to large classes depends on the coordination and ideas of a range of learning professionals.
June 22, 2010
I love being wrong in this space. It is much better to be wrong here than in my day job, as this blog is a safe place to explore ideas and ideally to tap the wisdom of our crowd.
June 21, 2010
Dear Clay Shirky, Please make the subject of your next book higher education. I loved Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, and think you would be the perfect person to analyze higher ed and offer suggestions for change. Some specific questions and issues I think you should tackle:

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