Educational Portal: An Assessment
The internet which came in existence in 1969 for military purpose results in creation of new world of opportunities in the form of new services, contents and formats. One of the most commonly used service in all domains of life is web or www. The web is a very large scale hypertext information space where different types of users can search and find information in different domains. In the educational/instructional domain there is now access to a wealth of freely accessible online educational materials. Tutors can use these resources in their teaching, and students can use them to support their learning. Education portal must support the mix of academic and commercial capabilities needed to enable a learning paradigm. Educational portals can be utilized in two ways as a supportive tool during preparation, either to retrieve information or to share knowledge and information. In both cases, teachers/students benefit from using the portal.
With the advancement in technology and explosion of information on World Wide Web, users are turning more towards a particular interface of educational portals. Thus the thrust of present study is to identify and analyze collection and diversity of various educational portals available online.
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