Digital Services

The Parent Trap - June 2020

June, 2020 During the crisis, part of Unicon’s “Take care of each other” philosophy has been extended to caring for employees and members of our extended network in this role. In order to better understand their experiences, we recently surveyed them over a week-long period. The survey generated some interesting results that we will share in the rest of this article.

Reaching the Unreachable?

May, 2020 COVID-19 is really pushing forward some creative problem solving. I am thankful to have educational administrators working tirelessly to serve the needs of the entire community.

Unicon Update - Working During the Covid-19 Pandemic

March 2020 As we talk to our clients about their technical challenges in maintaining academic continuity on campus, we also hear about the stress being put on their people - those working tirelessly to move courses online and to support infrastructure that wasn't implemented to scale to the numbers they are currently experiencing. At this critical time, our people are here to help, whether help is sophisticated instructional design or simply additional hands to move course materials online or upgrade core services to handle load.

How Instructional Designers Work with Subject Matter Experts

March, 2020 In Part 2 of our instructional design vlog series, two members of our experienced instructional design team explain how instructional designers and subject matter experts work together to create the best possible learning experience.

What Can an Instructional Designer Do for Me?

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.

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.

Building a Data Lake: Step by Step

October, 2019 During the last few years, I’ve spent most of my time helping customers assemble a variety of data sources into a data lake. Whether or not you like the idea of a data lake or a data warehouse, or a lake house, as one university administrator fondly joked, the following checklist can be useful.