Vol. 7, No. 3 • May 2000
Creating interactive databases on the Internet — ...you can easily share a ton of information effectively and easily using the Internet
by Brian McGee

Focuses on working with an interactive database on the Internet to share school information. Says that just about any computer-savvy media specialist can be creating and sharing databases that are interactive over the Internet using TCP/IP and HTML. Notes that there is much information that can be shared, and the first step is to decide what types of data a school might actually want to share. Provides a sample project as an example of a Web site constructed in a manner that allows interactivity at a variety of levels. Explains that students shared research with the rest of the world by putting information in a database that is searchable by keywords and displays the results on the fly. Points out that good Web sites have evolved from static "billboard"-style displays into interactive sites where end users can give and take information. Contains two tables and a sidebar.
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