Author Archives: Phil Hill

About Phil Hill

Phil is a consultant and industry analyst covering the educational technology market primarily for higher education. He has written for e-Literate since Aug 2011. For a more complete biography, view his profile page.

IBM’s Misleading or Just Incorrect National Ad on Student Retention

By Phil HillMore Posts (348) Thanks to Chris Edwards for alerting me to this one. In a nutshell, IBM launched a national ad campaign last month that included commercials during Wimbledon on the weekend. They’re spending big money on this … Continue reading

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Blackboard Potential Sale: Market timing, financials, and some thoughts on potential buyers

By Phil HillMore Posts (348) With Reuters’ story last week that Blackboard is putting itself up for sale through an auction, one question to ask is ‘why now?’. As Michael has pointed out, Blackboard is in the midst of a … Continue reading

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Using TAs As Key Component Of Active Learning Transformation at UC Davis

By Phil HillMore Posts (348) Last week I described how UC Davis is making efforts to personalize one of the most impersonal of learning experiences – large lecture introductory science courses. It is telling that the first changes that they … Continue reading

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Reuters: Blackboard up for sale, seeking up to $3 billion in auction

By Phil HillMore Posts (348) As I was writing a post about Blackboard’s key challenges, I get notice from Reuters (anonymous sources, so interpret accordingly) that the company is on the market, seeking up to $3 billion. From Reuters: Blackboard … Continue reading

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UC Davis: A look inside attempts to make large lecture classes active and personal

By Phil HillMore Posts (348) In my recent keynote for the Online Teaching Conference, the core argument was as follows: While there will be (significant) unbundling around the edges, the bigger potential impact [of ed innovation] is how existing colleges … Continue reading

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