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.

About the Diverging Textbook Prices and Student Expenditures

By Phil HillMore Posts (307) This is part 3 in this series. Part 1 described the most reliable data on A) how much US college textbook prices are rising and B) how much students actually pay for textbooks, showing that … Continue reading

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Postscript on Student Textbook Expenditures: More details on data sources

By Phil HillMore Posts (307) There has been a fair amount of discussion around my post two days ago about what US postsecondary students actually pay for textbooks. The shortest answer is that US college students spend an average of … Continue reading

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How Much Do College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks?

By Phil HillMore Posts (307) With all of the talk about the unreasonably high price of college textbooks, the unfulfilled potential of open educational resources (OER), and student difficulty in paying for course materials, it is surprising how little is … Continue reading

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Austin Community College’s ACCelerator: Big bet on emporium approach with no pilots

By Phil HillMore Posts (307) While at SXSWedu, I was able to visit Austin Community College’s ACCelerator lab, which got a fair bit of publicity over the past month. While the centerpiece of ACCelerator usage is for developental math, the … Continue reading

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Our Policy on Cookies and Tracking

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1024) In the wake of the Pearson social media monitoring controversy, edubloggers like Audrey Watters and D’arcy Norman have announced their policies regarding code that can potentially track users on their blogs. This is a good … Continue reading

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