Blogs

What Can an Instructional Designer Do for Me?

More than one-third of all students take at least one online course each year. But their experience varies, ranging from courses that are dry, boring, unengaging, and ineffective, to courses that are highly interactive, effective, and represent a better experience for the student than an actual classroom.

Agile in Real Life

November, 2019 Agile software development has been around for years and everyone wants in. How do you successfully manage your project in an agile fashion while still giving the business teams what they need with respect to budget, deliverables, and timeline when all of these items are at odds and go against the core Agile philosophies? Here is a real-life perspective of Agile project management from two Scrum Master, PMP, and Agile Practitioner Certified project managers.

News from the August 2019 IMS Quarterly Meeting

September, 2019 The most recent IMS quarterly meeting was held last month in Long Beach, California. After many years of not being in Long Beach, it was nice to be back - in fact, this year I had two meetings within a few months in Long Beach! Here are some updates from the week.

Getting Ready for Back to School

July, 2019 Back to School is almost here, and we all know what a challenging time of year this can be. The load on your systems suddenly skyrockets as new and returning students start to enroll and get ready for fall classes. There is a heightened sense of urgency...

Probabilistic Graph Models for Mastery and Recommendations - Part 1

June, 2019 Unicon is investing in ways of assisting instructors in the classroom and employing analysis of content and assessment relationships to inform instruction. The objective of this blog is to be able to identify and recommend optimal paths through content items and activities for learners to use to achieve mastery of a topic.

Introducing Shibboleth IdP UI

May, 2019 Shibboleth is a widely adopted federated identity solution that provides web single sign-on authentication services both within organizations and across organizational boundaries.

midPoint Deployments Using Overlays

May, 2019 There are multiple strategies to build, customize and deploy Evolveum's midPoint. The midPoint GUI web application can be downloaded independently and put inside a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat

Q1 2019 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

May, 2019 The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed 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.

ECS Cluster Scaling in EC2 (Part 2)

April, 2019 This is the second entry of the ECS Scaling blog that covers how to properly scale the EC2 cluster of instances that are running your ECS Tasks. The ability to run your own cluster of EC2 instances with ECS is a viable solution.