Learning Technology

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.

Unicon Technologists to Deliver 11 Presentations at the Open Apereo 2019 Conference

Unicon, Inc., a leading EdTech consulting and digital services company specializing in open source applications that support and enhance teaching and learning, will be leading and participating in a total of 11 technical workshops, presentations, and showcase demos at the upcoming Open Apereo 2019 conference in Los Angeles, CA, June 2-6, 2019.

Reinforcement Learning in the Classroom

May, 2019 With the chatbot in the classroom, we have the opportunity to enhance the way the classroom works. There are many examples in academic settings and commercial offerings of providing technology-driven guidance or "personalized learning." If we can offload some of the personalization workload from teachers, they can devote even more time to understanding overall class progress and providing highly specialized interventions and individualized instruction.

Q1 2019 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

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.

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.

Takeaways from the February 2019 IMS Meeting

March, 2019 The most recent IMS quarterly meeting was held last month in Tempe, AZ, hosted by ASU. We had meetings at Skysong, with IMS's Digital Credentials Summit taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The meetings that I attended were the Caliper Analytics and EDU-API groups, plus the first day of the Digital Credentials Summit. Here are some of the highlights from my week in Arizona:

AWS Lex Chatbot in the Classroom

March, 2019 Having a digital assistant in the classroom has the potential to provide significant value for both the teacher and the student. For example, rather than the teacher having to repeat answers continually, or identify resources for students individually, a digital assistant can fill this role quite effectively. The potential to provide significant value assumes that the system's developer understands the types of problems that automation can solve, and that the school has the resources to invest in its implementation. If some small timesavers can be identified, schools with technical resources can leverage a chatbot in their classrooms.

How Do Your Favorite Books Compare in a VR World?

January, 2019 If you could search your own library of books digitally, how would you do it? Would you do a simple text search for certain keywords or phrases? Simple text searches can be powerful but typically only answer the question "where are these terms mentioned in my books?"

Q4 2018 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

January, 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.