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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July 28, 2011
The bankruptcy of Borders and the closing of 400 stores provides an opportunity to think through some lessons for for higher ed? Are we immune from the fate of Borders? 3 Lessons:
July 27, 2011
My favorite educators are the risk takers. The academic tech colleagues whom I most admire are the innovators. But with each passing day, I find myself (in big and little ways) becoming an edtech conservative. Perhaps this a natural course that most of us follow in our careers. We get a little more responsibility, and suddenly disruptive change doesn't look so appealing. We have more to lose, and are more accountable if things go badly.Still, I'm concerned enough about my own creeping edtech conservatism that I'm hoping to open a dialogue about this syndrome.
July 26, 2011
What technology do you carry to conferences? I'm packing up for the ECAR Symposia this week in Chicago - finding myself somewhat disturbed at the number of gadgets in my bag.
July 26, 2011
Strong, well-researched, and in-depth and publicly available edtech company analysis is rare. This is why I was so pleased to read Casey Green's piece from 7/19/11 "After the Sale" on the Blackboard acquisition and the state of the LMS (learning management system) market.
July 24, 2011
The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain by Tali Sharot
July 21, 2011
What technology should every postsecondary institution invest in? An enterprise LMS? Lecture capture? Media management? Synchronous meeting or Web conferencing? Mobile learning and campus services? BORING.My vote goes to the Hustler Zeon.The website calls the Zeon, "the first electric zero-turn mower ever introduced to the green industry."
July 20, 2011
I'm counting on the IHE community to share some knowledge. Do any of you know anything about Apple University?TheNextWeb has a great infographic on Apple University.
July 19, 2011
Are you planning on holding synchronous class sessions, using Web meeting tools like Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, WebEx, or Microsoft Lync (what platforms am I missing?) Synchronous class meetings are now a necessary component of an online or blended learning program. Online synchronous classes, however, are difficult to do well. The guidelines below might help, and it will be good to hear from you about the best practices you've discovered for Web class meetings.
July 18, 2011
Do you get asked by edtech companies to provide input on product features and platform enhancements?Perhaps you've been asked to participate in a webinar under NDA, or a meeting during a professional conference such as EDUCAUSE. Maybe you've been asked to sit on a product advisory group, or to participate as a beta user.
July 17, 2011
Last week Netflix announced that the subscription cost for unlimited streaming and 1 DVD out at-a-time is increasing from $10 to $16, or 60%.4 Lessons for Higher Ed from the Netflix Price Increase:

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