Portal Services Embedder
Developed by: HE Academy
Funded under: JISC ELF Toolkits (2004)
Domain area: Portals - cross
Project webstite: Portal Embedding Project (includes downloads and documentation)
Platform: JAVA (OS Independent) / JSR168 / WSRP
Connect provides a range of content services which can be offered using the embedder project. The current services are listed below.
Connect Resources: A fully indexed set of resources for learning and teaching from carefully selected sites. This includes policy documents, examples of good practice, guides, toolkits and policy documents.
Connect Funding: A database of funding opportunities in learning and teaching from over 100 funding bodies which can be searched by discipline, sector, amount of money and closing date amongst other options.
Connect Organisations: Listing all the organisations in the UK which offer support for learning and teaching with information on their particular areas of interest. This is an excellent way for users to find help with a problem or to understand the range of agencies in a particular area.
Connect Forum: A next generation discussion forum with a host of facilities not found in any current discussion forum Connect Forum is used to provide up to date hosted discussion on a wide variety of topics in support of learning and teaching. The portal service will be organising a series of national discussions, and universities and colleges may also organise their own using the software.
For more on the benfits of embedded services see the Connect website.
For more on how this project fits into the wider e-Learning programme see: e-Learning Focus