INSPIRAL: investigating portals for information resources and learning. Final project report

S. Currier, S. Brown, F.C. Ekmekioglu, JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) (Funder)

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    INSPIRAL's aims were to identify and analyse, from the perspective of the UK HE learner, the nontechnical, institutional and end-user issues with regard to linking VLEs and digital libraries, and to make recommendations for JISC strategic planning and investment. INSPIRAL's objectives -To identify key stakeholders with regard to the linkage of VLEs, MLEs and digital libraries -To identify key stakeholder forum points and dissemination routes -To identify the relevant issues, according to the stakeholders and to previous research, pertaining to the interaction (both possible and potential) between VLEs/MLEs and digital libraries -To critically analyse identified issues, based on stakeholder experience and practice; output of previous and current projects; and prior and current research -To report back to JISC and to the stakeholder communities, with results situated firmly within the context of JISC's strategic aims and objectives.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    • digital libraries
    • VLEs
    • virtual learning environments
    • e-learning
    • managed learning environments
    • MLEs

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