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Bringing the Chat Room to the Classroom

By Mark C. Russell & Charles G. Halcomb One of the more interesting —and perhaps underused —tools provided by the Blackboard online education support system (www.blackboard.com) is the"virtual classroom." For those unfamiliar with Blackboard, it is a web-based server software

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Using Technology to Foster a Student-Centered Classroom

By Charles G. Halcomb & Nicole L. Rogers Walk into any traditional classroom and you will see that the physical arrangement of the room is designed such that the focus of the classroom experience is directed toward the instructor. The

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Top Ten Mistakes of Shopping Cart Design

By Barbara S. Chaparro1 Ahhh, shopping. Imagine strolling down the aisle of your local store with your shopping cart. You find an item that you want but before you can put it in your cart you have to give your

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Are You in Good Hands With Allstate?: A Comparison of Three Auto-Insurance Websites

By Ryan Baker & Candace Gilmore Purchasing insurance is a big decision. Comparing prices, finding the lowest rates, and deciding which company will provide the best service can all lead to frustration. Recently, several auto-insurance providers have begun advertising campaigns

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Online Shopping for Office Supplies: Factors Impacting User Satisfaction

By Barbara Chaparro, Vanessa Pereira, and Shawn P. Padgett OfficeMax and Staples have been touted as the top online office supply sites for small businesses (Konrad, 2001). Staples.com, in particular, has been acknowledged for its heavy focus on site usability

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