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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June 3, 2012
I learned many things from reading Krugman's new book. 3 of which I will share:
May 31, 2012
Dean Dad's post this week Thoughts on Romney and Higher Ed generated lots of comments, but I felt little discussion and listening.  When it comes to politics our IHE community seems to be talking past one another.
May 30, 2012
Google has (finally) announced the next generation Chromebook, with updated hardware and a new Chrome OS.
May 29, 2012
I'm not too proud to beg Facebook to consider including educators at the table during the design of the Facebook phone.
May 28, 2012
If you read The Economist then Time to Start Thinking is your kind of book. There is something almost soothing about a book that is simultaneously well-written and depressing. Somehow learning about the decline of the U.S. from a Brit -- Luce is the Washington Bureau Chief of London's Financial Times -- feels more palatable than similar arguments made by an American.
May 24, 2012
Imagine for a moment that you are the Educator Queen (or King) of the World. You have the power to make a Royal Decree about the education app that will be created next. Everything you survey is yours, and your will we be done. What are your orders?
May 23, 2012
Over the next 5 years Netflix plans to spend about $185 million on the creation of original programming. The first show, Lilyhammer, has been launched - and 4 more are in the pipeline for this year. They are: House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, Orange Is the New Black, and a reboot of Arrested Development. Subscribers will be able to stream the whole season at anytime, bypassing the traditional episode-by-episode release schedule. Will for-profit higher ed follow the Netflix path?
May 22, 2012
Every project that technology touches (which now means most things we do in higher ed) should be looked at through the lenses of quality, access and costs.  It is no longer adequate to address one or two legs of this three legged stool. 
May 21, 2012
Last week I had the privilege of attending the 65th Education Writers Association (EWA) National Seminar, held this year at the University of Pennsylvania. I was invited to sit on a panel discussion with the topic "Will Open Source College Courses Roil the Waters?"   The session description read:
May 20, 2012
How do you choose your books? We need to choose books that offer a high R.O.T. (return on time). The opportunity costs of reading are heavily weighted toward time rather than dollars.


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