I think César has read all the web };)
After reading this morning post about MIT, he points me to two nice resources I did not know.
uPortal is a free, sharable portal under development by institutions of higher-education. This group sees an institutional portal as an abridged and customized version of the institutional Web presence… a “pocket-sized” version of the campus Web. Portal technology adds “customization” and “community” to the campus Web presence. Customization allows each user to define a unique and personal view of the campus Web. Community tools, such as chat, forums, survey, and so on, build relationships among campus constituencies.
uPortal is an open-standard effort using Java, XML, JSP and J2EE. It is a collaborative development project with the effort shared among several of the JA-SIG member institutions. You may download uPortal and use it on your site at no cost.
IMHO, it is not strictly related to e-learning more than the fact that it is boosted by higher-education institutions, but I guess it was worth putting it here after having posted about MIT and Caddie.NET :)
The UW Calendar project is building an open-source calendaring system for higher education. UW Calendar will support personal, public and group events, use existing open standards, and support web-based and other forms of access, including uPortal integration.
Enhancing uPortal? Not really, but this is what you get going open source :)))
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2004) “uPortal and UW Calendar” In ICTlogy,
#7, April 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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