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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January 23, 2011
The micro-history that started it all was Mark Kurlansky's 1998 Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World.From Cod, I was hooked. My brain understands the world best through a narrow lens. If a micro-history is released as an audiobook (unfortunately not always a sure bet), then I'm a reliable consumer.Great Audio Micro-Histories That I Loved:
January 20, 2011
Please help.What I Need:The ability for faculty to write on PowerPoint slides during lecture capture recording sessions (ECHO 360 and TechSmith Relay).What I Think I Want:A cheap Windows 7 tablet computer with stylus. I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Laptop for $359. I trust Lenovo, and want a stylus capable Windows 7 Tablet at somewhere around this price point.Why I'm Confused:
January 19, 2011
"……the under 30 crowd? They are nearly as skeptical as their grandparents, with 58% saying they had no interest in e-books. Of that group, price wasn't the biggest issue. They just prefer the experience of a printed book." --from the marvelous Barbara Fister's blog post, "Undergraduates and E-Books: A Marriage Made With a Shotgun"I'm with the under 30 crowd! (Sort of, because I care more about price).
January 18, 2011
Today was one of those days that us educators live for. A recent graduate, Lucretia Witte (who is now teaching 6th graders in Bridgeport CT for Teach for America), came back to campus to lead a session entitled "Student Views on Technology and Teaching" at our Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).
January 17, 2011
Anya Kamenetz has an article in this month's Fast Company, "How to Spend $100 Million to Really Save Education". $100 million is the amount that Mark Zuckerberg pledged to the Newark school system.How would you spend $100 million on higher ed?For my higher ed $100 million I'd:
January 16, 2011
Wray Herbert's engaging On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits has three main messages:1. Evolved Brains: Our minds (which drive our thoughts, actions, and reactions), are evolved organs, constructed by adaptation over long periods of time to our environments.
January 13, 2011
Dean Dad mostly covered the CES 2011 landscape. For my part, I've been spending some enjoyable time on the web trying to figure out the big EDU story from CES 2011.Mostly I've failed.
January 12, 2011
Why am I interested in engaging with (talking to, spending time with, breaking bread with etc.) people (leadership, faculty, administrators) who work for for-profit EDU institutions?8 Reasons:
January 11, 2011
"Google Inc. is talking with educational-software companies to help build a marketplace for online learning programs, an industry whose value may approach $5 billion this year."--From The Boston Globe, 12/29/10"Google Apps Marketplace helps students’ minds thrive in the cloud"
January 10, 2011
Are you dreaming of the perfect iPad? Or at least a better iPad, the iPad 2. The current iPad is an EDU luxury. For students and professors, the current iPad is a great complement to a laptop, but only a complement. Every iPad in existence could currently turn into bricks, and teaching and learning would basically go on undisturbed.My bet is that the iPad 2 will not fundamentally alter the EDU landscape. The iPad 2 will be thinner, lighter, brighter, faster, and come equipped with a couple of cameras. A more luxurious luxury.


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