Digital Learning Compass Report
Concurrent Session 6
We want your input on the trends in distance learning enrollments and direction. The Digital Learning Compass is a new partnership that encapsulates and interprets the higher education and distance education data gathered by the U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS surveys. Babson Survey Research Group, e-Literate, and WCET will remind you of our readings of the data. Come prepared with your interpretations of past trends and predictions for the future growth and importance of digitally-enhanced learning.
Russ Poulin leads the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, which advocates for effective practices and policies for digital learning in higher education. WCET’s members represent institutions, state agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations from all fifty states. In paying attention to federal, state, and institution policies, he twice represented the distance education and competency-based education communities in federal negotiated rulemaking processes. The Presidents’ Forum, Excelsior College, the National University Technology Network, and the Online Learning Consortium have all recognized Russ for his contributions. He is also partial to movies, cats, and his wife, Laurie. Contact: email@example.com or @RussPoulin.
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.