Phil Hill (@PhilOnEdTech) is Publisher of the PhilOnEdTech blog and Partner at MindWires, LLC. Market Analyst. Craft Beer Connoisseur. Dad and Grandpa. These are just a few of the hats that Phil Hill wears.

Phil is a lifelong learner who transitioned to educational technology consulting after working in the engineering field for many years. Consulting was a natural fit for him, as he has a unique gift for providing practical, thoughtful advice, and he isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers. He is notorious in the EdTech world for his ability to spot and describe major trends and implications for the broader market, and his unique graphics and visual presentations have been widely used in the industry.

Previously Phil was an independent consultant and worked with numerous clients, including Western Governors University, California Community College System, UCLA, Bournemouth University, Lumen Learning, Coursera, multiple investment firms, and others.

In addition to PhilOnEdTech, Phil has written for EDUCAUSE Review, Inside Higher Ed, and the Washington Post. He has also been interviewed and quoted at National Public Radio, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times, Buzzfeed Education (10 Ways to Tell If Your LMS Is Cheating on You!), and Washington Business Journal.

Phil Hill’s most recent posts

Update on US Higher Education Enrollment Estimates

Overall postsecondary enrollment tends in the US continue to represent a major trend to follow. While the focus on this blog is on EdTech, you cannot escape overall enrollment as a driver of strategy for institutions and for various technology-based…

The Gates Foundation Messaging Machine

This week a report was released by HCM Strategists and Edge Research, funded by the Gates Foundation, on the important topic of the mindset and perspectives of high school graduates aged 18-30 who chose to not go to college or who dropped out…

The Synchronous Opportunity: Wiley’s 2022 Voice of the Online Learner Report

One of the more useful series of research on online education over the years has come from Wiley University Services (essentially Wiley's OPM division) via its acquisition of Learning House (a smaller OPM). The survey series Online College…