Current Work


Phil joined the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University as a Senior Scholar. Work there will focus on collaborating with the talented people in CNDLS and Georgetown more broadly, to pursue new ideas around role of the university teaching and research mission in an increasingly integrated digitally augmented world.

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This is the 'home' for Phil's passion projects, focused around learning technologies, and the ability of digital environments to support learning, personal development and constructive civic participation, economically and socially.

RHz currently has projects on blockchain use cases for credentialing with ASU, civic engagement and social responsibility with EvolvedGlobal, & various projects around creative physical and virtual spaces. 

Recent prior work

Main Building at UT Autin

Main Building at UT Autin

Phil retired from the University of Texas, Austin. He was the Assoc. Vice Provost and CiNO for Project 2021.  Project 2021 sought to  re-envision the undergraduate  learning experience. Phil's part of this process included the "technology stack" underpinning this enterprise, learning analytics, learning technology architectures, digital tools, learning design and pedagogical best practices, and finally project management.

It was an adventure.  

The Learning Innovation Building, University of Queensland, St. Lucia

The Learning Innovation Building, University of Queensland, St. Lucia

During my time at UQ I was fortunate enough to be involved in a variety of building, learning space, and non-formal learning environment projects.  The image above is the LIB, built by Richard Kirk Architects, and whose top floor was my lab, the Centre for Educational Innovation & Technology (CEIT).

Learning Innovation Building 

Floors – 3.5
Staff in Bldg – 43
Architect –  Richard Kirk Architects
Floor Plans – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th


Student Advantage
Institute for Teaching & Learning Innovation (ITALI) & UQx
- Teaching Excellence
  o Evaluation
  o Teaching Excellence
  o Learning Design
  o Grants & Awards
  o Learning Tech

- Innovation & Analytics
  o Learning Analytics
  o Emerging Tech

- UQx, an edX Project
  o Media Production
  o Learning Design
  o Software Dev
  o Project Mgmt
  o Analytics 


o Fully "active" building
o HDMI AV network
o Self-service video studio
o Sensor/µelectronic fab space
o 3D printing
o room-scale prototyping