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Podcast: Joshua Kim in Conversation

Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), is a guest on a podcast with Princeton University's Colin Curry to discuss disruption in education technology. Kim mentions Dartmouth’s digital learning initiatives and edX courses.

Listen to the podcast, published on 8/31/15 in Educause Review.

Not a Future CIO

An opinion piece by Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), discussing what career paths you can follow to achieve a strategic leadership role in higher education technology if you do not want to become a CIO.

Read the full story, published on 8/31/15 in Educause Review.

People Are Confusing Computer-Generated Music With the Works of J.S. Bach

Briefly mentions that Dartmouth is hosting a competition to see if engineers can make programs that can create sonnets, stories, and DJ sets that a human would think were made by another human, in an article about how Yale's computer science department has built a computer program that can create music that has already confused some "music sophisticates" into thinking it was composed by J.S. Bach.

Why the Tech World Highly Values a Liberal Arts Degree

An opinion piece by Cecilia Gaposchkin, associate professor of history and assistant dean of faculty for premajor advising, about the purpose and value of a liberal arts education, as well as why a degree from a liberal arts school has become a hot ticket into the high-powered world of technology. "A recent piece in Forbes showcased how liberal arts has become the ticket into the high-powered tech world," says Gaposchkin. "The point of liberal arts is not the teaching of a content.

Dartmouth Football Practices with Robotic Tackling Dummy (Video)

Continued coverage on Dartmouth engineering's "Mobile Virtual Player," which simulates a football player in size, weight, and agility, allowing players to make full contact while minimizing head and neck injuries. Lead engineer Elliot Kastner '13, Thayer '14, comments on the unique design of the MVP, which is a result of a two-year team effort by Kastner, Quin Connell '13, Thayer '14, Buddy Teevens, the Robert L. Blackman Football Head Coach, and John Currier, research engineer at Thayer.

Vaccines Weren't Ready for Ebola. We Can Do Better.

An opinion piece by Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor of medicine, which urges governments to invest in countermeasure programs that will allow for more speedy and efficient creation of vaccines that are outbreak ready before pandemics arise and spread. Hoyt argues that "medical countermeasure programs must focus not just on innovation but also on the timeliness of innovation. Once this becomes our goal, we will run faster in our race against pathogens."

Best Way to Take Notes in Class Isn't on Your Laptop, Research Finds

Quotes a 2014 column in The New Yorker by Daniel Rockmore, professor of mathematics, which made a case for banning laptops from the classroom, and argued that "the act of typing effectively turns the note-taker into a transcription zombie."

Fread the full story, published on 8/27/15 in NBC.

In Bid to Reduce Concussions, Dartmouth Debuts Remote-Controlled Tackling Dummy

Tinder-for-College App Friendsy Helps 100,000 Students Hook Up, Friend or Date

Quotes a January column in The Dartmouth by Luke McCann '16, titled "It's Going Down (I'm Yelling Tinder)," which discusses dating mobile apps such as Tinder, and Friendsy, which was launched at Princeton University and then moved to Dartmouth before later expanding to all campuses in the United States.
 

3 Ways That Higher Ed Will Look Different in 2025

In his latest post for Inside Higher Ed's "Technology and Learning" blog, Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), discusses how he believes improved learning, nicer campuses and classrooms, and more inequality across institutions, are three ways that higher education will be different in the year 2025.

Read the full story, published on 8/20/15 in Inside Higher Ed.

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