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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June 1, 2011
Thought experiment. You are teaching a course that has a significant online (distance) component. Your mobile platform will be used to access both the LMS (learning management system) and e-mail for responding to students. You are not looking for a main laptop replacement, and will not be doing course authoring or virtual meetings with this mobile platform. You want to be able to accomplish the following tasks:
May 31, 2011
The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories by Frank Rose
May 30, 2011
I love the NYTimes. I believe in the NYTimes. But sadly, and somewhat surprisingly, I don't miss the NYTimes. Since the NYTimes iPad app, the main way I read the NYTimes, went mostly behind the paywall, I've basically stopped spending quality time with the venerable gray lady. 5 Reasons Why I Don't Miss the NYTimes (all that much):
May 26, 2011
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett
May 25, 2011
Create your job. Stop counting on someone else to employ you. Take risks, add value, and create something new. You know a hell of a lot about education. You develop, manage, and integrate a range of technologies. You know what services in higher ed could be delivered faster, better, and cheaper if someone started the right company or developed the right application or service. That person should be you.
May 24, 2011
Can we declare the era of the timed exam (almost) completely over? 6 Reasons to End (Almost) All Timed Exams*: 1. Level the Playing Field: Does it really make sense anymore to separate some timed exam and un-timed exam groups? When all exams are un-timed, nobody needs to request accommodation or make separate arrangements. What do we lose by setting time boundaries on exams? Seems to me we are often testing the ability to take a test within a certain amount of time, rather than student understanding.
May 23, 2011
The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy by Hardy Green. I live in a company town. Wouldn't have it any other way. Hardy Green misses the college town in his tour of the history and workings of the company town, an oversight in an otherwise excellent book.
May 22, 2011
Right now I'm thinking of the Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook (Artic White), without the 3 year contract. 5 Chromebook Reasons:
May 19, 2011
College courses only work if the instructor retains control of the learning environment. This control must exist across physical and digital spaces. Don't these statements run counter to the ideas of active learning? Of learning as a negotiated process, where students construct their knowledge and are guided by the professor? Isn't the idea that faculty need to control the learning environment antithetical to the central tenets of student-centered learning? No, no, and no.
May 18, 2011
Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World by Doug Saunders

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