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Phil Hill (@PhilOnEdTech) is an educational technology consultant and analyst who has spent the last 10 years advising in online education and educational technology markets. As an independent consultant and analyst, Phil helps higher education institutions develop effective strategies to understand and implement online education programs. Phil’s clients have included the University of Iowa, UCLA, California State University, DeVry University, Colorado Community College System, University of Maryland University College, among others.
Phil is also an author, blogger at e-Literate, and speaker, and he has become recognized in the educational technology community for his insights into the broader education market trends and issues. In addition to e-Literate, Phil has also written for EDUCAUSE Review and been quoted at Inside Higher Ed and Washington Business Journal.
Michael is an educational technology consultant and a lifelong educator. Previously, he has been the Senior Program Manager of MindTap at Cengage Learning and Principal Product Strategy Manager for Academic Enterprise Solutions (formerly Academic Enterprise Initiative, or AEI) at Oracle Corporation. Prior to to that, Michael was an Assistant Director at the SUNY Learning Network, where he oversaw blended learning faculty development and was part of the leadership team for the LMS platform migration efforts of this 40-campus program. Before SUNY, he was co-founder and CEO ofMindWires, a company that provided e-learning and knowledge management products and services to Fortune 500 corporations, with a special emphasis on software simulations. In a previous life, Michaelwas a middle school and high school teacher.
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In Which I (Partially) Disagree with Richard Stallman on Kuali’s AGPL Usage November 20, 2014
Since Michael is making this ‘follow-up blog post’ week, I guess I should jump in. In my latest post on Kuali and the usage of the AGPL license, the key argument is that this license choic …
A Weird but True Fact about Textbook Publishers and OER November 19, 2014
As I was perusing David Kernohan’s notes on Larry Lessig’s keynote at the OpenEd conference, one statement leapt out at me: Could the department of labour require that new education conten …
Better Ed Tech Conversations November 18, 2014
This is another follow-up to the comments thread on my recent LMS rant. As usual, Kate Bowles has insightful and empathetic comments: …From my experience inside two RFPs, I think faculty can oft …
Walled Gardens, #GamerGate, and Open Education November 15, 2014
There were a number of interesting responses to my recent LMS rant. I’m going to address a couple of them in short posts, starting with this comment: …The training wheels aren’t just for t …