Analytics

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.

LTI Advantage: 5 Things You Need to Know

April, 2019 LTI Advantage provides a way to add extended capabilities to the core LTI tools and platforms. As you consider adopting LTI Advantage, here are 5 things you need to know.

Building and Deploying a Machine Learning (ML) Model

December, 2018 - At Unicon, our security operations (sec-ops) staff engages with project teams early to determine what support is needed throughout the project. Considerations and risk indicators for projects include the security classification of the data that will be handled, and the project activities which may include data analytics, software development, infrastructure design and deployment, and production operations.

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.

Analytics

Integration and Strategic Planning

Institutions use data to influence how they guide the student learning experience, and to improve student retention and engagement. Analytics play a critical role in this effort. Learning analytics provides insight into student engagement and outcomes that can be used to improve student success.

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?