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Web-Based Technology

1- How do you evaluate the quality of information on the Internet? What factors do you take into account? What are clues to authenticity or lack of authenticity of information on the Internet?

2- How does a Food Bank near you use the Internet to improve service and communication? Any thought on improving what they do?

3- Do you know any organizations using Web-based technology to streamline treatment planning? Explain the type of organization and technologies are used?

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Web-Based Technology

1- How do you evaluate the quality of information on the Internet? What factors do you take into account? What are clues to authenticity or lack of authenticity of information on the Internet?

Due to so much information available in the Internet which appear to be 'anonymous', it is necessary that the surfer is equipped with the skills in evaluating the authenticity and reliability of the information. A library and the books, journals, and other resources are surely evaluated before they have been printed and sold for distribution. But this is not true to the World Wide Web. Anybody can write a Web page and present very high quality documents written by authors of authority. Therefore, surfers must be careful with the information that they absorb in the Internet. Furthermore, there is a need to consider some factors to evaluate the quality of the information that is on hand. Here are the factors:
(1) Author - visibility of the name of the author, credentials, qualifications and authority to write on the topic, contact information, link to homepage, etc.
(2) Purpose - Know the motive of the creation of that page, e.g., the intended audience (general public or scholarly audience); and what you ...

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The solution discusses about the quality of information on the Internet, how the Internet is used to improve service and communication, and an example of an organization using Web-based technology is also being described. References are included.

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