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.

Winter Is Here: EdTech investments and M&A dropped significantly in 2016

By Phil HillMore Posts (461) With the long-term rise in Ed Tech investments – starting in roughly 2007 – many analysts have been predicting a fall for several years. Maybe not a bubble burst like we saw in 2001, but a real … Continue reading

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Northern Arizona University: Their work in student support and IPASS initiative

By Phil HillMore Posts (461) In episode 1 of our e-Literate TV case study on Northern Arizona University, we gave a broad overview of the suite of initiatives (primarily) targeted at helping first-year students amidst the tensions coming from growing enrollments. In … Continue reading

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Northern Arizona University: A suite of initiatives to help first and second-year students

By Phil HillMore Posts (461) As part of our e-Literate TV series of case studies, we had a chance this fall to interview faculty and staff at Northern Arizona University about, well, a lot of stuff. Rather than highlighting a … Continue reading

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Schoology Layoffs: Focusing on smaller higher ed opportunities

By Phil HillMore Posts (461) We’ve noticed and had several people ask us about corporate changes at Schoology, the LMS vendor. More specifically, the questions have been based on whether they are laying off staff, and what that means for … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: ED Clarifies Its Intent on State Authorization Reciprocity

By Phil HillMore Posts (461) Last year Russ Poulin from WCET and I wrote an essay for Inside Higher Ed (also published at e-Literate) describing and countering attempts by the Century Foundation and other activists who were arguing against the … Continue reading

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