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.

Digging Deeper Into CCSF Story: $39 million for non-usage of LMS not really about DE

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) When I wrote my initial post on Tuesday about the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) having to repay the state $39 million for non-usage of LMS, there was one number that kept bugging me. We’re … Continue reading

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Explainer Videos on Course Exchanges and the Shared Infrastructure Behind Them

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) Two months ago O’Neal Spicer and I wrote an op-ed for the Community College Daily describing our observations on the California Online Education Initiative (OEI). We don’t often write about clients of ours, but in this … Continue reading

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Price Of Faculty Not Using LMS? $39 million for CCSF

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) This morning the San Francisco Chronicle published an article about City College of San Francisco (CCSF) having to repay the state of California $39 million due to an audit of distance education courses. City College … Continue reading

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UT Austin and SMOCs: What do we know about whether they work?

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) In episode 1, we looked at an effort by the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin to develop SMOCs – Synchronous Massive Online Courses – where the core of the redesign … Continue reading

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

By Phil HillMore Posts (452) 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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