by John December
This month, our articles explore a variety of aspects about the quality and usefulness of online communication artifacts--publications such as theses and dissertations, as well as the information content on the Web.
Can the Web be used to provide a valuable archive of research? Christian Weisser, John Baker, and Janice R. Walker discuss this in their extensive article, Problems and Possibilities of Electronic Theses and Dissertations." I encourage you to explore this article and see the enormous amount of work that is being done in this area.
Mihkel Pilv provides an essay exploring how to measure success in technology education, and education as a whole, by refining the measures of the evaluation process.
Vanessa DiMauro and Lisa Schlegel explore one of the biggest obstacles that the Internet community faces--information accountability. The Web is user-friendly enough to illicit trust and seeming authority. But to what extend is the Internet community responsible for providing and maintaining accuracy and the information placed on the Net?
Finally, Robley Curtice provides us with a report from he recent Macromedia Users Conference in San Francisco--he reports on the latest about Steve Jobs and Apple; and Scott Bonds comments on the boundaries of intellectual property in this meditation on copyrighting one's DNA.