Written by Richard N. Katz and a stellar panel of experts in the field of educational technology in higher education, Web Portals and Higher Education examines a full range of issues that any educational institution must consider before beginning to develop a portal, including business challenges, organizational implications, policy choices, and technology concerns.
As educational communities expand and diversify, colleges and universities are seeking ways to better serve the unique needs of all their constituents. Web portal technology allows educational institutions to integrate all the information and services used by their communities, and to present these in a seamless, self-service web environment that offers a unique experience to every user.
Written by Richard N. Katz and a stellar panel of experts in the field of educational technology in higher education, Web Portals and Higher Education
examines a full range of issues that any educational institution must consider before beginning to develop a portal, including business challenges, organizational implications, policy choices, and technology concerns.
A college or university may choose to license uPortal-a collaboratively developed technical framework for assembling and organizing college and university content and service channels-or it may decide either to license a commercial portal or to develop an in-house solution and gain full control over the portal's design and maintenance. This resource will help guide an institution's decision about which approach is most appropriate for their situation.
Richard N. Katz is vice president of EDUCAUSE and directs the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. He is the author or editor of more than three dozen monographs, articles, and books on organizational change and information technology in higher education.
Foreword (Brian L. Hawkins and Jay Morley). Acknowledgments. Forum Participants. The Authors. 1. It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a ... Portal? (Richard N. Katz). 2. Customer--Centered Resources (Ed Lightfoot and Weldon Ihrig). 3. Customer Relationship Management: A Vision for Higher Education (Gary B. Grant and Greg Anderson). 4. All About Web Portals: A Home Page Doth Not a Portal Make (Howard Strauss). 5. E--Business in Higher Education (Robert B. Kvavik). 6. The Business Challenges (Diana Oblinger and Larry Goldstein).7. Portal Technology Opportunities, Obstacles, and Options: A View from Boston College (Bernard W. Gleason). 8. Portal Technology Opportunities, Obstacles, and Options: A View from the California State University (Steven L. Daigle and Patricia M. Cuocco). 9. The Organizational Challenge: IT and Revolution in Higher Education (John R. Curry). 10. The Policy Challenges (Richard N. Katz and Rhonda I. Gross). 11. Summing Up (Richard N. Katz and Larry Goldstein). Readings. Index.
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WEB PORTALS & HIGHER EDUCATION
Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Technologies to Make IT Personal
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Boulder, CO, US