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.

LMS Observations: You had me until you went nihilist

By Phil HillMore Posts (316) Mark Drechsler has a fascinating post in response to my recent LMS as minivan about D2L’s retention claims, mostly playing off of this theme: I answered another question by saying that the LMS, with multiple billions … Continue reading

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Miami, Harvard and MIT: Disability discrimination lawsuits focused on schools as content providers

By Phil HillMore Posts (316) In the discussions at Google+ based on last week’s post about the Miami University of Ohio disability discrimination lawsuit, George Station made two important points that deserve more visibility. It’s been a-coming for several years now. Cal … Continue reading

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About Those D2L Claims of LMS Usage Increasing Retention Rates

By Phil HillMore Posts (316) In my post last week on the IMS Global Consortium conference #LILI15, I suggested that LMS usage in aggregate has not improved academic performance and noted that John Baker from D2L disagreed. John Baker from … Continue reading

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Ed Tech World on Notice: Miami U disability discrimination lawsuit could have major effect

By Phil HillMore Posts (316) This week the US Department of Justice, citing Title II of ADA, decided to intervene in a private lawsuit filed against Miami University of Ohio regarding disability discrimination based on ed tech usage. Call this a major escalation … Continue reading

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Worth Reading: Use of adjuncts and one challenge of online education

By Phil HillMore Posts (316) There is a fascinating essay today at Inside Higher Ed giving an inside, first-person view of being an adjunct professor. 2015 is my 25th year of adjunct teaching. In the fall I will teach my … Continue reading

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