Testimonials

Current and past clients include universities, ed-tech start-ups, and government initiatives across North America. Previous engagements include StrategyCorp, Cengage Learning, the Council of Ontario Universities, the American Association of Publishers, Northeastern University, Contact North, Flat World Knowledge, Capella University, Bertelsmann AG, McGraw-Hill Education, Nelson Education, and the University of Toronto.

"Keith brings a deep knowledge of the higher education market landscape and is one of the leaders in understanding the trends and impact that technology has on the learning process. While at Nelson, I engaged Keith in a consulting project that was designed to help us target potential partnerships and untapped markets. The work Keith completed provided us with a clear road map to expand outside our core business into new revenue streams."

Jonathan Abrams, Senior Executive, Education Industry

"I was delighted to work with Keith Hampson when we invited him to speak to our premium customers at a conference. Keith was very thoughtful in his approach and carefully considered our audience to craft his presentation. When it came time to deliver, his presentation was lively, well-designed, and enlightening. Our customers were entertained, and they definitely walked away learning more about educational technology trends."

Kristen Hurd, Director, Marketing, Cengage Learning

“These days it seems as though you can’t mention “education” without also saying things like “change”, “technology” and “disruption” in the same breath. While pundits loudly but vaguely proclaim the death of traditional education models, those within the education system itself cast about for real answers to actual challenges and issues, as it pertains to [insert list of consulting specializations].
Keith Hampson is, in my view, one of the very few people who possesses such a useful blend of domain expertise, insight and pragmatism that those operating in the education market really should know and work with him. When we were in startup mode with our EdTech company, which focuses on digital distribution of learning materials, we relied heavily on Keith’s advisory services. I can’t recommend him enough: working with Keith made a real difference to us spanning such diverse subjects as strategy, branding and product.”

Ian Barker, CEO, Symtext

“If you are considering changes in your institutions approach to online learning and teaching Keith Hampson can bring an ideal set of experiences and perspectives to the table. Keith has been both a professor and researcher at Ryerson University and led the Distance Education team here. Keith’s leadership is one reason distance education at Ryerson has been so successful. His understanding of the economic and political realities in higher-education is excellent and he brings a mature, thoughtful, and positive approach to every discussion. Keith’s presentation during Ryerson’s LMS consultation helped me reframe some of our discussions. Keith has a great understanding of how organizational issues can hinder or support instructional quality and a knack for distinguishing between hype and real trends in digital higher education.”

Brian Lesser, Director, Academic Technology, Ryerson University

“Keith’s an unmatched analyst and international authority on the intersection between higher education and digital technology.  He cuts through the fad and fear associated with this sphere to assist clients in understanding the most salient research and trends that will continue to shape the nature of higher education in the 21st century.  He is razor sharp and frank.   His consultation to the College Committee on Disability Issues in Ontario was invaluable; helping our members clearly identify the new terrain in which disability services now operates.”

Meghan Houghton, CCDI