Educational Portal White Paper

Educational Portal White Paper

Ali Jafari (IUPUI, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-108-7.ch016
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This white paper conceptualizes and discusses the design and application of a super web portal for state or nationwide educational applications. The term “Educational Portal” refers to a web gateway environment that allows users with varied educational interests to access educational resources and information. The Educational Portal provides a collaborative environment where educators can find peers who share educational knowledge and creativity. It is also a “profile-based” web environment portal that can be totally personalized according to each user’s needs and interests, providing each user with specialized “MyPortal” functionality. Many educational institutions are currently in the process of offering Web-based portals to their instructors and students. This might include services like course portal, library portal and campus portal. However, each of these portals offers services available within the institution only to the members of that institution. For instance, each portal can offer authenticated student and faculty access to courses, library materials and Student Information Systems in an institution. But there is no direct sharing of knowledge or resources between and among the members of various educational institutions. It now appears necessary to offer a state or nationwide single front door portal gateway where any and all learners, regardless of institutional affiliation, can gain access to educational and training information. It will provide an opportunity for educators and trainers to share resources, and information and to collaborate on the development, evaluation and sharing of educational modules. For instance, the gateway will include a portal environment where a teacher can share the use of a personally developed e-Learning module with other teachers in the same field and class rank at other schools, or with students and others who wish to use it in their learning environment.

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Ali Jafari
Chapter 1
Introduction  (pages 1-5)
Mark Sheehan, Ali Jafari
This is a book about Internet portals in higher education. It grew out of the editors’ sense that the application of portal technologies to college... Sample PDF
Chapter 2
Ali Jafari
This chapter discusses the fundamental design requirements for building Internet portals, in particular building portals for educational... Sample PDF
The ABCs of Designing Campus Portals
Chapter 3
Stephen C. Ehrmann
This chapter describes eight potential educational uses of institutional portals (e.g., helping instruction become more spontaneous and adaptive;... Sample PDF
Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize: Using Inquiry to Increase the Benefits of Institutional Portals
Chapter 4
William H. Graves, Kirsten Hale
Whether 18 years old and raised on the Internet or an adult seeking the convenience of online service, today’s student expects personalizable... Sample PDF
Portals: Your Institution's Reputation Depends on Them
Chapter 5
Jameson Watkins
This chapter provides a method for organizing a portal channel development strategy by identifying potential content, classifying it and then... Sample PDF
Developing a Portal Channel Strategy
Chapter 6
David L. Eisler
This chapter is designed to assist campuses and their leaders in determining whether to pursue a portal project. For those universities that choose... Sample PDF
Campus Portal Strategies
Chapter 7
Ali Jafari
Today’s portals bring together existing technologies in useful, innovative ways, but they don’t scratch the surface of what is possible. The... Sample PDF
The Next Generation of Internet Portals
Chapter 8
James Thomas
Indiana University has embarked on a journey to create an enterprise portal, a place to which faculty, staff, students, alumni, prospective students... Sample PDF
Indiana University's Enterprise Portal as a Service Delivery Framework
Chapter 9
James P. Frazee, Rebecca V. Frazee, David Sharpe
This chapter presents a case study of the campus portal planning process at San Diego State University. The authors describe the use of... Sample PDF
Begin with the End (User) in Mind: Planning for the San Diego State University Campus Portal
Chapter 10
Katy Campbell, Robert Aucoin
Many guidelines for portal design tend to focus on the technical aspects of a portal or a network. However, as we continue to define portals as... Sample PDF
Values-Based Design of Learning Portals as New Academic Spaces
Chapter 11
Anne Y. Bishop
In 1997 Wake Forest University began the project of building a suite of personalized Web services that is now known as a portal. By July of 1998, we... Sample PDF
Building a Campus Portal-A Strategy that Succeeded
Chapter 12
Robert Duffner
In this chapter, Robert Duffner, director of product marketing at BEA Systems, defines the landscape and technologies for tenterprise portals.... Sample PDF
Portals Unlock the Knowledge that Drives Business Value
Chapter 13
Chrsitopher Etesse
When you arrive on a college campus, you often get an immediate sense of the institution’s history and priorities. You may pass a football stadium... Sample PDF
Portal Technology and Architecture: Past, Present and Future
Chapter 14
Building a Virtual Campus  (pages 238-255)
Stephen Ast, Cassandra Gerfen
For the higher education world, comprising three million faculty and administrators, 15 million students and 60 million alumni (Budzynski & Zabora... Sample PDF
Building a Virtual Campus
Chapter 15
Online Survey Results  (pages 256-269)
Mark Sheehan
In summer 2001, the editors of this book conducted an online survey to gather opinions about what a portal is perceived to be in the context of... Sample PDF
Online Survey Results
Chapter 16
Ali Jafari
This white paper conceptualizes and discusses the design and application of a super web portal for state or nationwide educational applications. The... Sample PDF
Educational Portal White Paper
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