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Enterprise Portal Technology in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

  • Juha Ensio Kareinen
  • Jyri Pötry
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 282)

Abstract

Prevalent traditional e-learning platforms are monolithic systems, including most of the educational functionalities built in. In general, those solutions are often challenging and expensive to customize or develop for the customers’ needs. Meanwhile, social web applications and collaborative tools have enhanced team working and online communication. These so-called web 2.0 features are available in enterprise portal software. This paper presents a case and a solution pilot where an open-source enterprise portal forms a platform for an e-learning environment. The aim was to test how social and other web applications may enhance computer-supported collaborative learning. The first results suggest that new web technologies allow new kinds of solutions and practices in e-learning.

Keywords

E-learning Operations Management Learning Management System Enterprise Portal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juha Ensio Kareinen
    • 1
  • Jyri Pötry
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Business and EngineeringNorth Karelia University of Applied SciencesJoensuuFinland

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