Unicon Announces Webinar Featuring Marist College’s Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) Academic Early Alert System

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Free Webinar will Demonstrate Open Source OAAI Automation Technology.

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Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, today announced a free webinar which will provide an update from Marist College on the college’s Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) Academic Early Alert System. In this webinar, Unicon will demonstrate the open source technology built to automate the OAAI process, including a Sakai Admin tool for data generation and the new Learning Analytics Processor (LAP). OAAI developed, deployed, and researched an open-source “academic early alert system” which is able to predict, within the first two weeks of the semester, which students in a specific course are not likely to complete the course successfully. Once identified, students receive interventions, such as tutoring or recommendations for Open Educational Resources (OER), designed to help them succeed. The OAAI predictive model ranged in accuracy from 75 to 85 percent without customizing or tuning the model for a specific student population. Current work indicates that accuracy rates would be above 85 percent once the model had been customized.

This webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 24, at 11 a.m. EST. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.unicon.net/marist-webinar.

About Marist College
Marist College was founded in 1929 and is located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. The school has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Time, and The Princeton Review. Additionally, Barron's Best Buys in College Education, has noted Marist College for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. Marist reflects the ideals of the founder of the Marist Brothers, St. Marcellin Champagnat: commitment to excellence in education, a pursuit of higher human values, and dedication to the principle of service. Learn more at http://www.marist.edu.

About Unicon
Unicon, Inc. is a leading provider of IT consulting, services, and support for education technology and works with institutions and organizations to find solutions to meet business challenges. Unicon specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and cost-effective systems in the areas of identity and access management, student success, mobile computing, learning management systems, portals, online video, calendaring, email, and collaboration. Unicon is a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; an InCommon Affiliate and Participant; an Industry Member of Internet2; an Affiliate Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network; an Organization Member of the Drupal Association; a Solution Partner of Kaltura; a Services Partner of Liferay; and a reseller of Zimbra. For more information, visit: http://www.unicon.net.

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