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.

UT Austin and SMOCs: What these synchronous courses look like and cost

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) Last month we shared a video describing how the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin is taking a different approach than some of the courseware-based or other course redesign efforts. In many of … Continue reading

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New Release of European LMS Market Report

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) Our Spring 2016 LMS Market Report from our new LMS subscription service focused mostly on the United States and Canada. The LMS market, however is increasingly global in nature. LMS suppliers rely on markets outside of … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Transformation at UF Online

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) The University of Florida, based on a plan created by the state legislature, started UF Online in 2013. The original business plan was a case study in optimistic enrollment planning and the road-to-riches through online education. … Continue reading

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UT Austin and SMOCs: One university’s effort to personalize large lecture courses

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) Last summer we shared video interviews from the University of California at Davis describing their efforts to personalize the most impersonal of learning experiences – the large lecture introductory course. The organizing idea there is to apply … Continue reading

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University Responses to Piazza: Some good, some bad, some web site changes

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) After our reporting from Nov 10 on “Popular Discussion Platform Piazza Getting Pushback For Selling Student Data”, I was invited by Piazza CEO Pooja Sankar to visit the Piazza offices. During my visit, we had … Continue reading

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