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.

Brookings Institution analysis on student debt becoming a farce

I have previously written about the deeply flawed Brookings Institution analysis on student debt with its oft-repeated lede: These data indicate that typical borrowers are no worse off now than they were a generation ago … Their data is based … Continue reading

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Say What? Buzzfeed follows up on D2L story with solid reporting

In a post last month I questioned the growth claims that D2L was pushing to the media based on their recent massive funding round. A key part of the article was pointing out the lack of real reporting from news … Continue reading

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Unizin Updates: Clarification on software development and potential new members

In a recent post on Kuali, I characterized Unizin as a community source initiative. Brad Wheeler, CIO at Indiana University and co-founder of Kuali and Unizin, responded via email (with permission to quote): Unizin is not a Community Source effort … Continue reading

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Cal State Online: Public records shed light on what happened

Last month I shared the system announcement that the Cal State Online (CSO) initiative is finished. Despite the phrasing of “re-visioning” and the retention of the name, the concept of a standalone unit to deliver and market online programs for … Continue reading

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Kuali For-Profit: Change is an indicator of bigger issues

On Friday the Kuali Foundation announced the creation of a new for-profit entity┬áto be led by the former CTO of Instructure, Joel Dehlin. Jeff Young at the Chronicle described the change: Ten years ago, a group of universities started a … Continue reading

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