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 joshua.m.kim@dartmouth.edu and by Twitter at @joshmkim.  Josh's CV can be found at joshmkim.com.

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October 26, 2011
This I Believe:  That the distinction between an educator who works for a university and an educator who works for a company is meaningless.   None of us would survive long if we failed to produce value.
October 26, 2011
Our community has been discussing EDUCAUSE 2011 (both on campus and virtually), and one theme that seems to be resonating is the erosion of centrality of the LMS (learning management system). With LMS platforms increasingly built to integrate with Web 2 platforms, particularly Google Apps tools, the LMS no longer needs to be the "be all and end all" for learning, collaboration, and exchange.
October 23, 2011
Michael Feldstein has a terrific post over on his e-Literate blog: "Why Pearson’s OpenClass Is a Big Deal." Michael's post triggered thoughts on 4 areas in which I'd like to see Pearson demonstrate transparency around OpenClass:
October 20, 2011
EDUCAUSE manages to cram in many different meeting experiences during a single conference. We go to EDUCAUSE to learn best practices from our peers, get inspired by thought leaders, discuss the latest trends in technology and learning - and oh yes - absorb the new products and roadmaps of our existing and potential ed tech vendor partners.
October 20, 2011
Looking forward to hearing your take-aways and observations from EDUCAUSE. A few un-filtered reactions from day 1: Godin's Keynote: I'm of two minds on Seth Godin's keynote, "Invisible or Remarkable?"  The keynote was hugely enjoyable. 
October 18, 2011
This is an important EDUCAUSE for Blackboard. Many of us will be taking a hard look at the company, the roadmap, and the competition. Casey Green reports that "…almost three-fourths (73.4 percent) of the campuses participating in the 2010 Campus Computing Survey report their institutions are “reviewing options for the campus standard LMS” in response to budget pressures, up from 68.5 percent in fall 2009."
October 17, 2011
Before we get to OpenClass, and my re-posting Senior Pearson VP Adrian Sannier's answers about our IHE community OpenClass questions, a quick note about the potential for this sort of dialogue. Inside Higher Ed has given us all this huge gift of aggregating a passionate community, providing high quality reporting and analysis that allows us to have an informed conversation, and of opening up a platform in which we can have an open and sustained dialogue.
October 16, 2011
As of this writing, (10/16 at 1:30pm), no one from Pearson has engaged the IHE community in our discussion about OpenClass. The OpenClass website does not have a place for discussion.
October 13, 2011
Pearson's announcement of OpenClass, a free cloud based learning management system (LMS), will definitely change the vibe at this year's EDUCAUSE conference. I'm very curious about how much OpenClass will be discussed amongst the conference attendees, and what sort of traffic and traction that Pearson will get at its booth.

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