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The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part I - Drafting a Portal Vision
Rebecca Augustyniak, Amy Finley, and Dawn Aguero
3/30/2006
The article is the first in a four-part series and includes a general overview of portals and the specifics of defining a portal vision, the first component in a portal-definition document. Portal development is a complex and costly endeavor that requires meticulous planning and design. As with any system development initiative, the time and energy spent in the planning process is reflected in the success or failure of the end product. Creating a portal vision is the first step in developing the portal definition document and includes the following areas: mission statement, objectives, needs assessment, creative layout, benefits,funding and sponsorship.

Award-Winning Customized Training

6/17/2014
The CIMES instructional design (ID) team has been garnering a lot of attention with their Web-based training courses! The ID team recently received an Award for Publication Excellence (APEX) in the Education & Training Electronic Media category for an online course they developed—Project Traffic Forecasting. The course was developed for the Florida Department of Transportation and uses interactive scenarios to train professional engineers. If you're looking for a new angle on old training, or want new training, look first at our services and record of success! Who knows? Your course may be the next one to win an APEX award. Call on us!

Florida ExpertNet Cited in National Study of Innovation Exchange Web Portals

9/07/2016
Florida ExpertNet is featured in "Best Practices of Creating Innovation Exchange Web Portals Across the States" May 2016 report by Cleveland State University. ExpertNet is a leading expertise system in a growing national trend. The portal includes researcher information from all 12 public research universities and 2 private research universities. The ExpertNet database includes: faculty experts and their funded research projects, specialized centers and institutes, licensing and commercialization opportunities, speakers on a variety of topic and Postsecondary education programs. Florida ExpertNet is operated by CIMES in partnership with the State University System of Florida Board of Governors.

Priorities for Evaluating Instructional Materials: Research Update
Center for Information Management and Educational Services
1/26/2010
This update adds research findings to the major priorities for evaluation of K-12 instructional materials in Florida. The Office of Instructional Materials, Florida Department of Education, funded this report to ensure that the adoption process incorporates the most up-to-date research for evaluating the effectiveness of K-12 instructional materials.

The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part II - Content Management
Rebecca Augustyniak, Amy Finley, and Dawn Aguero
3/30/2006
The article is the second in a four-part series that explains the processes involved in planning a portal and creating a portal-definition document. It discusses and illustrates the components of a portal content management (CM) strategy, including the content inventory and analysis, content acquisition, access structures, classifying content, content life cycle, CM software, and metadata standards.

The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part III - Administrative Framework
Amy M. Finley and Rebecca H. Augustyniak
6/27/2008
Amy Finley and Rebecca Augustyniak co-wrote an article "The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part III--Administrative Framework" published in Online Information Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2007. The article includes information on the two primary models of a portal administrative framework: governance (strategic) and management (operational). The governance model contains a description of the governing units and their responsibilities. The management model includes a description of key management components (primary function, activities, and manager) and management roles and responsibilities.

Transitioning from Knowledge Management to Portals: Creating Customized Data Delivery for End-Users
Rebecca H. Augustyniak, Dawn B. Aguero, and Amy M. Finley
3/24/2005
Upon successful development and implementation of Florida ExpertNet—a Knowledge Management system (KMS) that connects business/industry and the public sector with thousands of individual faculty members with proven expertise—our focus quickly turned to how we could better meet the needs of the end-user. The system had been successfully populated with meaningful data, but there was no easy mechanism for the end-user to mine it. There was also no way for the end-user to customize the system to specifically meet his or her needs. Based on the use of Web portals to help mine data and customize information delivery to the end-user, a Web portal seemed to be the logical solution.