December, 2019 The IMS Analytics Summit was held last month, hosted by Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.  The event itself was attended by close to 150 people.
November, 2019 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.
November, 2019 A perspective from two real-life project managers with Scrum Master, Advanced Scrum Master, PMP, and Agile Practitioner Certifications. Agile software development has been around for years and everyone wants in. As a consulting company, Unicon works closely with clients to align our processes to match their internal practices and norms.  We always recommend Agile development because iterative development with frequent check-ins and demonstrations
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.
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
June, 2019 Unicon is investing in ways of assisting instructors in the classroom and employing analysis of content and assessment relationships to inform instruction. With that goal in mind, described below is an effort to develop a model to evaluate mastery of a topic and to make content and/or learning activity recommendations based on past student performance.
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. 
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.
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. When I wrote the first entry, ECS Auto Scaling, I discussed how to scale
April, 2019 Adding Custom Code to uPortal-start Previously in this series, we covered suggestions on how to write customizations for uPortal 5 using Decorator and Strategy patterns. Here, our last post, we cover how to add such custom classes to your uPortal-start repo.