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 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:
July 14, 2011
"The market for edtech information is broken -- and we'd like to glue the pieces together."This quote comes from the latest edSurge newsletter, a startup that describes itself as " a community watering hole and resource for those of us engaged in the emerging eco-system of education technology."You can (and should) sign-up for the the edSurge newsletter at edsurge.com.7 Reasons Why I'm Excited about edSurge:
July 13, 2011
Recently, I was asked what advice I'd give to a new online learner. What are the main things that an online student should keep in mind when preparing to take a blended or fully online course? Below is my best shot - I'm curious what you would add, take away, and improve. 7 Keys to Success as an Online Learner:
July 12, 2011
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan FreinkelA Challenge: Write down every object that you use in one day that is all or part plastic. Also write down a list of the objects that you use that day that contain no plastics. Maybe even share your list with all of us.
July 11, 2011
Windows 7 Phone. Anyone out there have one of these bad boys in their pocket?
July 10, 2011
Gmail, Google News, Google Talk, AdSense - all the fruits of Google's policy of reserving 20% of the developer's time for self-initiated projects. Great policy, but one that has completely failed to make Google an innovative or disruptive player in higher education. Google's higher ed failures would not be so disturbing if higher ed was not so critical to the company's core mission and belief system."Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful."

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