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 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?
November 1, 2012
Instructure announced today that it’s launching a new service called Canvas Network. The service is being positioned as an alternative to existing MOOC vendors or platforms (such as Coursera or EdX) to allow schools to teach open online courses on the Canvas platform.
October 30, 2012
I'm betting that there is a strong overlap between our IHE community and fans of Steven Johnson. If you are like me you got hooked on Steven Johnson's Everything Bad is Good for You, and have loved his subsequent books (like The Ghost Map, The Invention of Air, and Where Good Ideas Come From).
October 29, 2012
Are any of you planning to buy Microsoft's new Surface tablet? Which model interests you more, the Surface with Windows RT or the Surface with Windows 8 Pro?
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.


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