Phil Hill Mindwires Consulting Meet Education Project

MEP #028 with Phil Hill from MindWires Consulting

Interested in the current and future state of colleges and universities? What about online education, and its potential impact on learning? Well you’ll love this episode with Phil Hill!  Don’t miss his insights on these issues and much more.  Enjoy!

Guest Bio:

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 UniversityDeVry 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.

Show Notes:

  • (1:55)  Phil’s Journey
  • (7:39)  What are the 3 big problems that online education is helping to solve for universities?
  • (13:05)  Digging into IPEDS vs Babson Survey data to paint the landscape of online learning in higher education
  • (18:21)  Where do you think online education will be in the next 5 years?
  • (24:00)  City College of San Francisco accreditation case
  • *Too big to fail?
  • (36:00)  What gets you most excited about the future of education?
  • (37:10)  What gets you most frustrated about the future of education?
  • (38:52)  If you could have dinner with anyone you admire, past or present, who would it be and why?
  • *Dinner date:  Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill

Shout Outs:

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Nick DiNardo is the founder and host of the Meet Education Project, a podcast series featuring entrepreneurs, VCs and thought leaders taking action on the future of learning. Nick has worked in education for 10 years, working for some of the big players (Pearson & McGraw-Hill), as VP of Marketing for a seed stage ed tech startup, and an independent consultant. He also serves on the board of directors for Argosy Collegiate Charter School in Fall River, MA. When he's not chatting about the future of learning, Nick is reading, traveling, golfing, or drinking a glass of whisky (sometimes, all of the above).