Designing Portals: Opportunities and Challenges

Designing Portals: Opportunities and Challenges

by Jafari
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591401089

ISBN-13: 9781591401087

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: IGI-Global

Portals present unique strategic challenges in the academic environment. Their conceptualization and design requires the input of campus constituents who seldom interact and whose interests are often opposite. The implementation of a portal requires a coordination of applications and databases controlled by different campus units at a level that may never before

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Portals present unique strategic challenges in the academic environment. Their conceptualization and design requires the input of campus constituents who seldom interact and whose interests are often opposite. The implementation of a portal 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. Building a portal is as much about constructing intra-campus bridges as it is about user interfaces and content. Designing Portals: Opportunities and Challenges discusses the current status of portals in higher education by providing insight into the role portals play in an institution's business and educational strategy, by taking the reader through the processes of conceptualization, design, and implementation of the portals (in different stages of development) at major universities and by offering insight from three producers of portal software systems in use at institutions of higher learning and elsewhere.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591401087
Publisher:
IGI-Global
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. IIntroduction1
Ch. IIThe ABCs of Designing Campus Portals7
Ch. IIIKeeping Your Eyes on the Prize: Using Inquiry to Increase the Benefits of Institutional Portals28
Ch. IVPortals: Your Institution's Reputation Depends on Them37
Ch. VDeveloping A Portal Channel Strategy51
Ch. VICampus Portal Strategies68
Ch. VIIThe Next Generation of Internet Portals89
Ch. VIIIIndiana University's Enterprise Portal as a Service Delivery Framework102
Ch. IXBegin with the End (User) in Mind: Planning for the San Diego State University Campus Portal127
Ch. XValues-Based Design of Learning Portals as New Academic Spaces162
Ch. XIBuilding a Campus Portal - A Strategy that Succeeded186
Ch. XIIPortals Unlock the Knowledge that Drives Business Value202
Ch. XIIIPortal Technology and Architecture: Past, Present and Future220
Ch. XIVBuilding a Virtual Campus238
App. IOnline Survey Results256
App. IIEducational Portal White Paper270
About the Authors291
Index298

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