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Trends Unpacked: Technical Challenges and Learning Analytics (Part 5)

Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant, Unicon, Inc.
Amanda Mason, Senior Business Analyst, Unicon, Inc. 

What are the technical challenges your institution faces when implementing learning analytics? Do you have concerns regarding competing technical priorities? Do you have the resources needed for a successful implementation and project/product launch?  These are questions that face all institutions when embarking on a learning analytics journey.  

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uPortal 5.0: Up & Running!

A new era in the story of Apereo uPortal is dawning:  the era of uPortal 5. This new chapter brings many profound changes to uPortal. From my perspective, this new major version (version 5) is significantly more different from its precursor (version 4) than version 4 was from version 3. In fact, I would say this change (from 4 to 5) is more significant than any new major version since version 2.

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Academic versus Administrative Computing: Bridging the Gap - "Recommendations" (Article #4)

As we explored earlier in this article series, "Separate Evolution of Two Systems" and "The Impact of Data on Student Success," disconnects between the two sides of campus computing, academic and administrative, can impact impact efforts to monitor and improve student success.

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Assessing Your Readiness for Implementation of Learning Analytics: Making a Start

Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant, Unicon, Inc.
Patrick Lynch, Teaching Enhancement Advisor, University of Hull, UK

As an institution, you may find yourself asking, “How do I know if we are ready for learning analytics? Is there a way to ‘feel out’ where we are before having someone come onsite for a more official assessment? What kinds of things can I do on campus to prepare for an on-site Readiness Assessment?”

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Academic vs. Administrative Computing: Bridging the Gap - "Possible Solutions" (Article #3)

In the first two articles of this series, "Separate Evolution of Two Systems" and "The Impact of Data on Student Success," we focused on the disconnect between the two sides of campus computing, academic and administrative, examining the impact of the separate evolution of these systems on student success.

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Trends Unpacked: Organizational Challenges and Learning Analytics (Part 4)

Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant, Unicon, Inc.
Patrick Lynch, Teaching Enhancement Adviser, University of Hull

What organizational challenges have you identified at your institution in regards to implementing learning analytics? Do you wonder if they are they similar to those of other institutions? Do you worry that you are alone in facing those challenges? We are here to assure you that, not only are you not alone, but that those challenges can be overcome.

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Trends Unpacked: Technical Challenges and Learning Analytics (Part 3)

Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant, Unicon, Inc.
Amanda Mason, Senior Business Analyst, Unicon, Inc. 

How are you approaching a learning analytics implementation at your institution? Is the impression that it is mostly a technical implementation? Or is it mostly an organizational/cultural one? As we discuss in this installment of the “Trends Unpacked” series, it is actually both and it is important that your institution believes this as well.  

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Trends Unpacked: Four Things Senior Leaders Need to Know About Their Role in a Learning Analytics Initiative (Part 2)

One of the most common questions I get during onsite readiness assessment visits is, “What can I do, as a leader, to support learning analytics across my institution?” While working with varying institutions, I observed several key ways in which senior leaders such as Deans, Department Heads, and Provosts can support the progress of a learning analytics initiative.

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