Designing Portals: Opportunities and Challenges

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Ali Jafari, Mark C. Sheehan
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2003 - Computers - 302 pages
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"By detailing the processes of conceptualization, design, and implementation of the portals at major universities across the United States, this book discusses the current status of portals in higher education. Provided is insight into the role portals play in an institution's business and educational strategy. Academics and IT professionals address the difficulties in developing a system that requires a coordination of applications and databases controlled by different campus units at a level that may never before have been attempted at the institution."
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The ABCs of Designing Campus Portals
7
Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize Using Inquiry to Increase the Benefits of Institutional Portals
28
Portals Your Institutions Reputation Depends on Them
37
Developing a Portal Channel Strategy
51
Campus Portal Strategies
68
The Next Generation of Internet Portals
89
Indiana Universitys Enterprise Portal as a Service Delivery Framework
102
Building a Campus PortalA Strategy that Succeeded
186
Portals Unlock the Knowledge that Drives Business Value
202
Portal Technology and Architecture Past Present and Future
220
Building a Virtual Campus
238
Online Survey Results
256
Educational Portal White Paper
270
About the Authors
291
Index
298

Begin with the End User in Mind Planning for the San Diego State University Campus Portal
127
ValuesBased Design of Learning Portals as New Academic Spaces
162

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About the author (2003)

Ali Jafari is the director of the CyberLab and a professor of computer technology in the school engineering and technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He has initiated, directed, and codeveloped the Interactive Multimedia Distribution System, the Oncourse enterprise course management system, and the Angel e-Learning Portal, and he has initiated and established the ePort Consortium. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mark Sheehan is the executive director for information services and the chief information officer for Montana State University. He is a contributor to EDUCAUSE Review, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, and ONLINE. He is the recipient of the UMI Excellence in Writing Award for his article "Pulling the Internet Together with Mosaic." published in ONLINE. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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