Unicon Simplifies Getting Started with Learning Analytics by Introducing Efficient, Four-Step Process for Success

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Guided Path for Beginning the Learning Analytics Journey with Confidence

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Unicon, Inc., a leading provider of technology consulting, services, and support for the education industry, today announced that it has updated its LA Quick Start service to offer a guided path and the technology institutions need to start the learning analytics journey with confidence. Unicon guides institutions through a four-step process consisting of strategic planning / readiness assessment; establishing a solid technology foundation; connecting an initial application; and knowledge transfer for successful planning of additional projects and/or a full-scale learning analytics solution. Institutions that choose to connect an LMS have the advantage of visualizing student activity data, identifying patterns, and gaining insight with the Student Pulse.

“Based on discussion with our clients across higher education, we discovered that many institutions are still facing challenges getting started with learning analytics. Our four-step process is designed to reduce the complexity of launching a learning analytics initiative,” said John C. Blakley, CEO, Unicon. “LA Quick Start enables clients to collaborate with an expert resource on building a solid technology foundation, getting conversations started across various groups on campus, and acquiring the expertise for future expansion of their learning analytics environment.”

Unicon has been conducting large-scale learning analytics projects for the past several years, including strategic planning / readiness assessments for a variety of institution types. LA Quick Start was designed based on the experience gained from these projects, as a way for institutions to get started with low investment and no vendor lock-in. Unlike other vendors who implement their product and leave institutions on their own to manage/update the system, Unicon collaborates with institutions throughout every step of the project process. Relying on a trusted expert for support, clients gain the experience to confidently accelerate their learning analytics initiative.

For more information about LA Quick Start, visit http://www.unicon.net/services/learning-analytics/quick-start. Unicon will also be showcasing its services for learning analytics at booth #1530 during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, October 31 – November 3, Philadelphia PA.

About Unicon
Unicon is a leading provider of technology consulting, services, and support for the education industry. Institutions and corporations leverage Unicon’s domain expertise across numerous disciplines, including identity and access management (IAM), learning analytics/student success, standards-based integration, portals, content lifecycle, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Unicon’s depth of experience in designing, building, integrating, operating, and supporting learning, assessment, and institutional systems ensures the right skills and technologies are applied to every engagement. Unicon is a Contributing Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; a Trust and Identity Solution Provider in the Internet2 Industry Program and an Industry Member of Internet2; an InCommon Participant; an Instructure Certified Partner; a Desire2Learn (D2L) Technology Partner; a GSA Industry Partner and Schedule 70 Contract Holder; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network, a member of the AWS Education Competency Program, and a member of the AWS Public Sector Program. For more information, visit: http://www.unicon.net.

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