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Ontje Helmich, Michael A. Herzog, Christian Neumann


This document describes the concept and prototype for an “assembling” IT intergration portal to be used in higher education. Through the use of profiles, good usability and display of concentrated information students should be bound to the portal and university throughout their studies and their life. The proposed solution, to use Elgg as an information portal and social media platform, bridges the gap between the closed nature of university IT infrastructure and user-friendly, communication enhancing advancements of state-of-the-art web applications.


social media; customized sites; university information architecture; HCI; interface design; Elgg; mashup; widget; single sign on; database exchange; alumni; e-portfolio; lifelong relation; serviceoriented architecture; Web service.

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