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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November 14, 2012
Blackboard is at a critical point in the company's development. No longer in LMS or product acquisition mode. No longer public. No longer led by one of its founders. No longer able to buy up its competition and grow market share by acquisition. No longer a single flagship LMS provider. No longer a predominantly platform company.
November 13, 2012
Close your eyes. Now answer the question, what pops into your mind when you hear "Desire2Learn"? Okay, you can open your eyes.
November 12, 2012
Did you check out the Pearson's OpenClass booth at EDUCAUSE?   If not, it is worth spending some time on the new OpenClass site
November 11, 2012
Every job is in some way fascinating.  I'm particularly interested in how you earn your living. Those of us who are in some way associated with higher ed, and who gather in this community to learn and share what we know.Jeanne Marie Laskas is one of us, an associate professor and director of the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh.  Maybe in her next book she will turn her attention closer to home (or maybe your campus or office), but the lack of higher ed people in Hidden America should not dissuade you from reading this terrific book.
November 8, 2012
What are your big takeaways for EDUCAUSE 2012?
November 7, 2012
The 2012 EDUCAUSE Exhibit Hall (the vendor floor) features 270 edtech companies.  From Aastra (booth #669/671 - audio and video conferencing, business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency planning, cloud computing and services, enterprise information systems, wireless) to Xirrus (booth #627/691 - hardware, identity and access management, network infrastructure, network security and applications, wireless) - with anyone and everyone in the edtech space (except Apple) in between.
November 6, 2012
What are your goals for EDUCAUSE 2012?  What do you hope to learn at the conference?  What insights and information do you hope to take back to your campus?
November 5, 2012
If you are reading Nate Silver's awesome book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't you know that: a)  The track record of forecasters for predicting future events is abysmal. b)  There is no correlation (and indeed an inverse correlation) between the confidence that one makes predictions and the accuracy of these prognostications.
November 4, 2012
If I could choose one theme that I hope resonates with EDUCAUSE attendees this year it would be around productivity. 
November 1, 2012
Are you going to EDUCAUSE in Denver the week of 11/5?   If you are an "IT Decision Maker" on your campus, someone who decides what your institution or school or even department purchases, then there will be many folks at EDUCAUSE that will want to meet you.   How do you choose which vendors to meet?


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