COLUMN: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News Track
COLUMN: Log on education
Preparing a new strategy for teaching introductory computer programming.
Mark Guzdial, Elliot Soloway
COLUMN: Digital village
Cookies revisited: Continuing the dialogue on personal security and underlying privacy issues.
COLUMN: On site
Past and future objectives remain the same in crises, providing relevant communities collaborative knowledge systems to exchange information.
By allowing anonymous Net communication, the fabric of our society is at risk.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Supporting community and building social capital
The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon last September shocked us all. Many reached for the telephone to contact loved ones and watched TV or listened to the radio for news in the days directly following …
Making social cues visible and persistent helps online groups govern their activities.
Thomas Erickson, Christine Halverson, Wendy A. Kellogg, Mark Laff, Tracee Wolf
Visualizing patterns in online conversations give participants a better grasp of their cyber environment and their fellow inhabitants.
The Netscan project helps online participants form cooperative relationships by offering a better sense of the other players involved.
Asynchronous Learning Networks are providing a strong online option to the learning process. Effective ALNs promote student-instructor interaction, emphasize student-to-student collaboration, and generate active participation …
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Murray Turoff
The learning potential of Internet technology can come from the most familiar sources---peers and elders.
Not all people are easily drawn to the virtual community. Research indicates people of a certain age and lifestyle are indeed reluctant to interact online under any circumstances.
Dorine C. Andrews
Promoting healthy collaboration in communities of practice takes management support at all levels. And management, of course, wants and needs to comprehend what the firm gets for that investment.
David R. Millen, Michael A. Fontaine, Michael J. Muller
What determines if a system implementation will be successful?
Judy E. Scott, Iris Vessey
If IT professional development is good for overall corporate performance, as well as for IT professionals' employment prospects, security, self-esteem, and climbing the corporate ladder, why don't more of them do it?
Thomas Schambach, J. Ellis Blanton
Visualizing personal social networks, the system allows users to model and arrange their own in maps of individual contacts and groups, along with the relationships among them.
Bonnie A. Nardi, Steve Whittaker, Ellen Isaacs, Mike Creech, Jeff Johnson, John Hainsworth
The tools track IT assets, performance, budgets, and resources, managing system development and deployment in the interests of the organization's strategic goals.
Mordechai Ben-Menachem, Roy Gelbard
Examining the key factors and influences in the development of cryptography.
COLUMN: Thinking objectively
All that exist are heuristics for determining an EBT, a BO, or an industrial object.
Mohamed E. Fayad
COLUMN: Inside Risks
David WJ Stringer-Calvert
SPECIAL ISSUE: Virtual extension
An important aspect of the global, knowledge-based, technology-enabled economy is that organizations must invest in continuous training . Managers, now exposed to concepts such as knowledge economy, organizational intelligence …
Marie-Michèle Boulet, Faouzi Ben Jebara, Fathi Bemmira, Serge Boudreault
Ontological engineering has garnered increasing attention over the last few years, as researchers have recognized ontologies are not just for knowledge-based systems---all software needs models of the world, and hence can make …
In recent years, many organizations have recognized the potential of e-commerce to improve profitability by increasing productivity and market penetration while reducing costs. But the vision of an electronically interconnected …
Christos J. Georgiou, Petros S. Stefaneas
Software development projects face numerous challenges that threaten their successful completion. Whether it is not enough money, too little time, or a case of "requirements creep" that turns into a full sprint, projects must …
T. Dean Hendrix, Michelle P. Schneider
The scientific world is evolving to require more collaboration among different institutions and disciplines. Understanding long-term changes in the Earth environment, for example, requires models that integrate disciplines such …
William Hibbard, Curtis Rueden, Steve Emmerson, Tom Rink, David Glowacki, Tom Whittaker, Don Murray, David Fulker, John Anderson
Little research has been conducted on how to teach computer skills to developmentally disabled adults. A head counselor at a home for mentally retarded adults, who served as the inspiration for this article, was an enthusiastic …
Gretchen L. Robertson, Deborah Hix
Information quality (IQ) is an inexact science in terms of assessment and benchmarks. Although various aspects of quality and information have been investigated [1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12], there is still a critical need for a methodology …
Beverly K. Kahn, Diane M. Strong, Richard Y. Wang
Offshore software development is a new trend in the information technology (IT) outsourcing field, fueled by the globalization of IT and the improvement of telecommunication facilities. Countries such as India, Ireland, and Israel …
Anandasivam Gopal, Tridas Mukhopadhyay, Mayuram S. Krishnan
A substantial portion of most organizational budgets goes toward developing IT applications. Despite the existence of many tools and methodologies, Information Systems Departments (ISDs) continue to face burgeoning costs and …
Ravi Patnayakuni, Arun Rai
How good is a company's data quality? Answering this question requires usable data quality metrics. Currently, most data quality measures are developed on an ad hoc basis to solve specific problems [6, 8], and fundamental principles …
Leo L. Pipino, Yang W. Lee, Richard Y. Wang
The widespread use of personal computers and the growth of end-user computing have introduced a myriad of security concerns. As PC-based information systems become readily available and more individuals become computer literate …