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Lack of trust has been repeatedly identified as one of the most formidable barriers to people for engaging in e-commerce, involving transactions in which financial and personal information is submitted to merchants via the Internet. The future of e-commerce is tenuous without a general climate of online trust. Building consumer trust on the Internet(More)
Web accessibility is a fundamental instrument to support the shift towards an inclusive cyberspace and a socially responsible society, and higher education plays an essential role in this effort. This paper fills the gap of lacking literature by reporting an undergraduate Web design course that adopts a holistic and pragmatic approach to teaching Web(More)
We are experiencing a qualitatively different era of the Web, as evidenced by most Web applications and websites that have emerged and transpired over recent years. The new Web 2.0 era and the technologies beneath it provide both demands and challenges for IT educators to reform traditional Web Development courses. This paper presents our shared experiences(More)
The purpose of the chapter is to define health literacy and e-health literacy in the context of online health communities (OHCs). The chapter has three sections. The first section defines and discusses features of OHCs. The second section defines health literacy and e-health literacy, including domains of health literacy, which, as the authors argue, is(More)
Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is changing the way people make business transactions, especially in the business to consumer (B2C) area, and it is becoming a significant global economic force. Since Internet technologies and infra-structures to support e-commerce are now in place, attention is turning to psychological factors that affect e-commerce(More)
Distance education (DE) is proliferating with no signs of slowing down. This paper aims to fill the gap of lacking literature by providing instructional details of teaching a Web development course in the format of asynchronous DE and offering practical instructional strategies. The unique contribution of this paper lies in exemplifying the online delivery(More)