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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February 1, 2011
The first for-profit EDU to take me up on my offer to connect has been Capella University. I spoke with Capella's Mike Buttry, VP Corporate Communications and Keith Koch, VP Next Generation Learning. Both Mike and Keith are very interested in building a dialogue across the higher ed community, and they both appear to be willing to address head on the criticisms most often leveled at for-profit education.
January 31, 2011
The mobile education company I'd start would look something like this: Customers: The near poor and aspirational middle-class in emerging economies. Revenue Model: Advertising and up-sell to paid content and services. Delivery Mechanism: Mobile internet devices (from smart phones to inexpensive tablets/notebooks). Services: Everything from English language lessons to test preparation to remedial learning to fully accredited degrees. The vision for this education company rests on 3 assumptions.
January 30, 2011
TechSmith puts its pricing for its terrific presentation capture Relay system right on its website.
January 27, 2011
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean 2 Reasons to Read The Disappearing Spoon:
January 26, 2011
10 Ideas and Reasons for an Apple, Cisco, Google and Microsoft University:
January 25, 2011
Google announced today a new education category in its Google Apps Marketplace. You can read about the "20 applications from 19 vendors" at this link, watch the video below, and decide for yourself if this is a big deal in our world?
January 24, 2011
The EDU mood lately has not been kind to the Kindle. It's all "iPad this" and "iPad that". In comparison to the iPad, the Kindle is: bad for taking notes; bad for marking up text; incapable of surfing the web; incapable of displaying video….the list goes on. How can the Kindle, and Amazon, get its EDU Mojo back?
January 23, 2011
The micro-history that started it all was Mark Kurlansky's 1998 Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. From Cod, I was hooked. My brain understands the world best through a narrow lens. If a micro-history is released as an audiobook (unfortunately not always a sure bet), then I'm a reliable consumer.Great Audio Micro-Histories That I Loved:
January 20, 2011
Please help. What I Need: The ability for faculty to write on PowerPoint slides during lecture capture recording sessions (ECHO 360 and TechSmith Relay). What I Think I Want: A cheap Windows 7 tablet computer with stylus. I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Laptop for $359. I trust Lenovo, and want a stylus capable Windows 7 Tablet at somewhere around this price point. Why I'm Confused:
January 19, 2011
"……the under 30 crowd? They are nearly as skeptical as their grandparents, with 58% saying they had no interest in e-books. Of that group, price wasn't the biggest issue. They just prefer the experience of a printed book." --from the marvelous Barbara Fister's blog post, "Undergraduates and E-Books: A Marriage Made With a Shotgun" I'm with the under 30 crowd! (Sort of, because I care more about price).

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