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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Most Recent Articles

September 4, 2012
Apple is now the most valuable company on the planet.  It has a market capitalization of $632 billion dollars. A share of Apple stock, bought today, will cost you $675. What follows are some risks are I see for Apple. I think that these risks for Apple have been under-reported, and I offer them not as an argument to sell your Apple stock but perhaps as a counterweight to all the Apple hype.
September 3, 2012
Basing your tech investment decisions on media coverage is a sure recipe for losing money. By the time the forces that determine whether a tech company thrives or dives make it into the press the smart money has already arrived or left.
August 30, 2012
According to the Twenty Million Mind Foundation, an organization devoted to the "creation, sharing, and proliferation of more effective and affordable educational content by leveraging disruptive technologies, open educational resources, and new models for collaboration," the increasing cost of textbooks is an important factor in both rising student debt and high dropout rates.
August 29, 2012
EdSurge announced this week that it closed a $400,000 seed funding round led by the Washington Post Co (owners of Kaplan University) and NewSchools Venture Fund.
August 28, 2012
E-book textbook rentals sound like an amazing idea. Neither the textbook rental market or the digital textbook concept have brought the price of quality textbooks down as fast as we'd like. But combine digital with rental, and perhaps we've achieved some real disruption.
August 27, 2012
Have you checked out Boundless yet? The idea is either brilliant or criminal, depending on your perspective.
August 26, 2012
On Monday August 20th Instructure's cloud based learning management system (LMS) Canvas experienced "slow loads or timeouts on certain pages".
August 23, 2012
Let me explain how I understand Course Manager, as I remain somewhat confused about exactly what this does and how big a deal this platform might be.
August 22, 2012
If higher ed is to change then our educational technology leaders must play a central role. This call for change in higher ed begs the question - what sort of change?
August 21, 2012
Each year I find myself increasingly mobile and virtual, working all the time but seldom in a single workplace.


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