Case Studies

Jisc & Creating a Nationwide Learning Analytics Dashboard

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Experiments and research-gathering for education was once limited to the lab and the classroom. Today, every student’s computer is a mini research lab where educators can learn more about how students learn, and accommodate best for student success. With robust learning analytics tools available, schools can use the data about how students learn and behave to make decisions that positively impact student retention, degree attainment, and student satisfaction.

Cloud Analytics Support National Course Outcomes

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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.

Power Teaching and Learning

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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.

Achieve Reliability while Reducing Cost

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De La Salle University is an internationally recognized Catholic university in the Philippines, established by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1911. The university delivers on its mission by providing secure, reliable, and economical learning technology tools to 36 academic departments, 11 research centers, and an enrollment of approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. De La Salle relies on the open source Sakai learning management system (LMS) to engage with students and deliver course content/assessments.

Facilitating Individualized Assessments for Learning Analytics Readiness

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Oftentimes, the implementation of a new technology is cookie-cutter. Someone writes a general blanket process and wants everyone that’s implementing it to follow the directions to a T. But just as often, the organizations that are adopting the technology are drastically different. How could they possibly all follow the same implementation plan with success?

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Columbia University

Extending WebSSO to the Cloud

Institutions need the convenience and security of accessing data and collaborating in the cloud. Google Apps for Education is gaining tremendous popularity among higher education institutions as an answer to this need. Columbia University decided on Google Apps, and needed to extend their local proprietary Web single sign-on (WebSSO) system (called WIND) to the cloud.

Increasing Student Success and Retention at Institutions

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Institutions have goals of student success and retention, hoping to see large numbers of their students graduate on time. Universities and colleges want their students to be successful, and wish to help them remove obstacles blocking their path to program completion and earning a degree. St. Petersburg College (SPC) realized a need for technology to help them remove these obstacles—the Student Success Plan (SSP). The open source SSP case management software supports a holistic coaching and counseling model which expedites proactive interventions for students in need.