Tech Strategy and Operations
The Human Resources (HR) profession requires specialized education in a variety of disciplines. Certifications in key areas demonstrate employees’ proficiency to their employers and ensure organizational consistency.
In businesses with a high degree of human-to-human connection, it is especially important to use technology in a way that doesn’t take the focus from the things that matter. In these businesses, technology is successful when it effortlessly supports user interactions and facilitates connections, surfaces insights and provides services.
Trying to get children to read — especially when they would rather be outside swinging from the monkey bars or inside playing games on their devices— is no easy task for parents and educators.
2U Inc. is an education technology company that partners with top colleges and universities to bring their degree programs and credit-bearing courses online. 2U isn’t all about algorithms and code, it’s about people — eager students, dedicated teachers, and lifelong learners.
A major challenge in higher education is retaining students in academic programs. Too often, at-risk students drop out and do not complete their degrees. North Carolina State University (NCSU) is committed to harnessing technology to improve student learning and provide ready access to quality education for everyone.
The Challenge In the era of Netflix and Amazon, students increasingly expect their educational experiences to be delivered on-demand. To enable immediate access to digital resources on day one of class, higher education institutions have to get better at exchanging student information system (SIS) data with other applications, in near real-time.
Start-up Organization A small start-up company launched a Traveler Relationship Management application to support early-stage study abroad advising while simplifying the application and pre-departure process. To achieve quick deployment of application updates, increased application reliability / availability, and improved operational transparency, the company needed a solid DevOps solution designed to strengthen infrastructure.
Social Network Community A large social networking company developed a program that provides a forum for developers worldwide to connect and collaborate. Developers build skills and gain experience to contribute to their knowledge base. The program allows for idea incubation while fostering a strong sense of community.
Improving Course Outcomes with Open Source Analytics on AWS Jisc Effective Learning Analytics Project For over two years Unicon has been a core partner in the development of Jisc’s Learning Analytics Service for the UK Higher Education and Further Education sectors. During the R&D Learning Analytics Project, Unicon provided infrastructure and a blend of on-site and remote consulting support for the development of an open source predictive data model. Unicon also deployed an open source case management tool (Student Success Plan - SSP) to enable visualization of ‘at risk’ indicators from the predictive data model.
Open Source Digital Repository on AWS Open Source Digital Repository Digital content and resources span a wide range of asset types in higher education and support many campus stakeholders, including students, faculty, researchers, instructional designers, and library staff. Use cases for digital repositories in higher education include workflow that supports content creation/revision, indexing and searching, along with delivery of content for on-premise and online courses.