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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July 12, 2012
I'm 100% certain that half of the things that I think and write about Blackboard are wrong, I'm just not sure which half. Blackboard is a hard company to "get" because education is such a diverse business, technology moves so quickly, and Blackboard contains so many people, products and services.
July 11, 2012
What are you taking home as the big story of BbWorld 2012?  At this point (Wednesday night) I have 3 main takeaways.
July 10, 2012
My conclusions from day one of BbWorld, after listening to a range of Blackboard leaders and managers, are as follows:
July 9, 2012
Are you in New Orleans this week for the big Blackboard conference (or BbWorld as the company brands the conference)?What are your big goals for the conference?  What do you hope to learn from Blackboard?
July 8, 2012
We hear all the time that we are entering the "post PC era." Computers are out. Tablets are in. We will no longer be lugging around heavy machines with failure prone hard drives and bloated client applications. We will be carrying around thin and light screens (keyboard optional) that are portals to our cloud based apps and data.
July 5, 2012
I'm calling it. The age of software training is dead. We should never purchase another application or platform for our campus that requires any workshops, documentation, FAQs, or dedicated support people. If software is not intuitive and simple enough for people to teach themselves to use it then that software is flawed.
July 4, 2012
What would happen if the academic IT Department became the academic Collaboration Department?
July 2, 2012
Have you ever had an A/V (audio / visual) failure during a conference presentation? You are all ready to go with your talk and the projector will not work, the slides will not load, the audio is on the blink, your multimedia refuses to play?
July 1, 2012
This past Friday was the 5th anniversary of the launch of the iPhone. Over at the NYTimes Bits blog Brian Chen, author of Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future -- and Locked Us In, has some observations about how the iPhone changed phone and software industries.
June 28, 2012
I'm trying to decide if the mounting evidence of our irrationality, poor decision making, and now even dishonesty is depressing or liberating. Reading Ariely's previous books meant accepting the fact that we will make bad decisions, and what we learn from his latest book is that given half a chance we will also lie about our actions.


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