Blogs

June, 2022 We had our first Open Source Support Briefing for uPortal this year on April 27th. We covered Q4 of 2021 and Q1 of 2022.The uPortal OSS Periodic Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed by Unicon on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.
June, 2022 Over the last ten years, data workers have been watching a trend of productization in the data ecosystem as SaaS solutions have flooded into the market. This has been surprising to some (including me) as I once declared, “The war for data dominance is over, and the big players have already won.” New services have since rushed in to fill niches that have streamlined every aspect up and down the traditional data pipeline, creating a “data division of labor.” What started as a few additional choices have bloomed into a vast array of options from ingestion to consumption. This is a good thing, as individual services ensure interoperability is at the forefront of their services. The aggregation...
June, 2022 We’ve touched on Edu-API in this space previously, and those of you who know me have heard me talk about it, if not ad infinitum certainly ad nauseum. Perhaps naturally enough, with my own background in SIS product development and integration, the impetus behind the development of Edu-API is a problem space that has driven much of my career in edtech.
May, 2022 For the past several years, I have participated in a community group within EDUCAUSE focused on the area of Student Success Analytics.
April, 2022 Earlier this year, N2N Services hosted “nSquared”, a day-long event of panels, presentations, vendors, and customers discussing the paradigm shifts in digital solutions impacting student experience for higher education institutions worldwide. The conference brought together thought leaders interested in the technology integration changes facing Higher Education.
April, 2022 Right now, the Ed-Fi Data Standard has been adopted by 14 states, and its growing popularity speaks for itself. It provides a set of rules for the collection, management, and organization of educational data that allows multiple systems to share their information in a seamless, actionable way.
April, 2022 Create a Quality Experience That Instills Confidence, Builds Trust, and Creates a Lasting Relationship
March, 2022 IMS Global recently held its annual Digital Credentials Summit in Atlanta, pulling together thought leaders in education, workforce development, and education technology to talk and share about new ways of articulating learning results and outcomes, moving beyond traditional grades and transcripts.
March, 2022 At the peak of the 1980s pop culture boom, a new idea was emerging in the field of computer science. The idea of a single storage location for business data came from IBM™ researchers Barry Devlin and Paul Murphy, who proposed the concept of the data warehouse. The purpose of this storage was to improve the ability of businesses to make data-grounded decisions.
February, 2022 “Digital credentials” has come to be a bit of an umbrella term encompassing everything from badges to competency-based education to comprehensive learner records, and conversations on the topic can grow to include not just new ways to articulate learning but corollary topics such as education-to-workforce and supporting technologies like blockchain, verifiable credentials, and self-sovereign ID.
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