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      Design Considerations for an ELeGI Portal

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      3rd International LeGE-WG Workshop: GRID Infrastructure to Support Future Technology Enhanced Learning (LEGE)

      LeGE-WG Workshop: GRID Infrastructure to Support Future Technology Enhanced Learning

      3 December 2003

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          ELeGI, the European Learning Grid Infrastructure, has the ambitious goal of fostering effective learning and knowledge construction through the dynamic provision of service-based contextualised and personalised learning environments. The success of this venture will depend to a considerable extent on the usability of such environments, and their usability in turn will depend on a successful strategy for the dynamic integration and maintenance of sets of services. The concept of the portal is therefore of considerable interest as it is often portrayed as a means whereby a user can access an integrated set of related information and services. This paper reviews the portal concept with a view to its suitability as a design basis for enabling technology that will address usability concerns. The paper proceeds by summarising the usability requirements of learning environments, reviewing some of the ideas currently associated with different types of portals (enterprise portals, institutional portals, usercentric portals, Grid portals), and concludes by deriving a taxonomy of portal characteristics against which the usability requirements of ELeGI can be assessed.

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          The Grid Portal Development Kit

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            Conference
            December 2003
            December 2003
            : 1-5
            Affiliations
            School of Computer Science,

            University of St Andrews
            Department of Accountancy and Business Finance,

            University of Dundee,
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/3LEGE2003.10
            © Colin Allison et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 3rd International LeGE-WG Workshop: GRID Infrastructure to Support Future Technology Enhanced Learning, Berlin, Germany

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            3rd International LeGE-WG Workshop: GRID Infrastructure to Support Future Technology Enhanced Learning
            LEGE
            3
            Berlin, Germany
            3 December 2003
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            LeGE-WG Workshop: GRID Infrastructure to Support Future Technology Enhanced Learning
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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