Portal survey - preliminary results

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Portal survey - preliminary results

  1. 1. Portal survey: initial results <ul><li>Alexa Joyce & Santi Scimeca European Schoolnet </li></ul>
  2. 2. Background to the survey <ul><li>Survey established to give overview of status of national portals </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in the context of the portals working group </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to identify key features of national portals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main aims of portals <ul><li>All portals aim to support teachers in the teaching & learning process </li></ul><ul><li>85 % aim to give students access to learning tools & content </li></ul><ul><li>42% aim to give general information about the education system </li></ul><ul><li>64% encourage schools to cooperate </li></ul>
  4. 4. Portal target groups <ul><li>All portals target teachers </li></ul><ul><li>90% target pupils </li></ul><ul><li>60% target other school staff </li></ul><ul><li>71% target parents </li></ul><ul><li>A minority target other groups such as researchers, ICT coordinators, policy-makers, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Languages <ul><li>42% of countries provide their portals in the national language only </li></ul><ul><li>35% are in national language plus limited amount of English </li></ul><ul><li>28% are in national language plus other national/EU languages </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key services Service Positive response rate News for teachers 78% Provision of learning resources 85% Online communities 78% Student learning 65% Teacher training 57%
  7. 7. Technical features <ul><li>92% have more than 12,000 visits per month </li></ul><ul><li>70% provide RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>85% use a mix of open source and proprietary technologies (remainder use proprietary only) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technical features <ul><li>85% provide community / social network tools </li></ul><ul><li>50% provide an LMS </li></ul><ul><li>79% provide a resource repository / LCMS </li></ul><ul><li>A few have audio/video streaming facilities </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Contac t : santi.scimeca@ eun.org [email_address] European Schoolnet </li></ul>Thank you!

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