Joshua Kim

Dr. Joshua Kim is the Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) and a CNDLS Senior Fellow for Academic Transformation, Learning, and Design at Georgetown University.  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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October 28, 2012
Will this major weather event provide evidence for the resilience or the fragility of our postsecondary systems, which are increasingly reliant on power and bandwidth to operate?
October 25, 2012
Is the Economist getting into the concise non-fiction e-book business? Will the Economist be the latest organization to trade on its brand and stable of thought leaders to challenge traditional publishers with an e-book only strategy?
October 24, 2012
What is your vote for the book that you think every student on your campus should read before the election? 
October 23, 2012
I have never been a huge fan of the iPad. Too expensive. Too heavy. Too limited. Maybe good for watching videos, but not great for reading. And don't get me started on the problems with typing on the thing.
October 22, 2012
If I ran an edtech company the first thing that I'd do is move all of our infrastructure to Amazon's Web Services (AWS).
October 21, 2012
Brian Kibby is president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education  This e-mail interview was inspired by his 8/3/12 IHE Views piece "Digital Deadline".  What I found interesting is Kibby's willingness to make strong statements in print, namely that in 36 months higher ed should be completely digital.
October 18, 2012
A colleague sent me a note today wondering if the news of for-profit EDU financial difficulties and the concurrent rise of the massively open online courses (MOOCs) are related. Correlation or causality?
October 17, 2012
What do you think of Pearson's purchase of EmbanetCommpass?
October 16, 2012
Why School? is part of the wonderful new TED Books series.  Have you read any of these TED books?  We are in the middle of a concise nonfiction renaissance, made possible by e-book readers, tablets, and new software platforms such as Atavist. The primary concern in Why School? is K-12.
October 15, 2012
First, I think we should take a moment to acknowledge the role that Michael Chasen has played over the past 15 years as a founder and CEO of Blackboard in changing our edtech industry.  Many will disagree with me, but I believe that Blackboard has been part of accelerating a transition to active learning at scale, and the growth of the LMS industry has made possible the rapid diffusion of blended and online learning. Michael Chasen's role in bringing both capital and consolidation to an underfunded and fragmented edtech industry should not be minimized.


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