(1)Set up the hardware and software requirement of the dual-pentium server to be used as the Advanced Dermatology Education Server (ADES). Configure its network environment and establish its connect to the Internet through the TANet (Taiwan Academic Network) so that all the users on the Internet can access the ADES. Also set up its dial-up terminal servers (will be provided freely by the computer center of Taipei Medical College) so that authorized users can connect to the ADES by using a modem from home.
(2)Establish the three major segments of the ADES: I Dermatology in Primary Care, II Dermatologist Lounge and III Skin Problem Q & A. This will create a quality on-line dermatology resource for a wide variety of audience.
(3)Collect from the on-line questionnaire user response to the ADES. Collect the logging information of where, when and who logged into our server and other usage information.
(4)Analyze and report the statistics derived from the data collected above to understand the feasibility and efficiency of such on-line education server.
(1)Provide medical students and primary care physicians an on-line dermatology education resource which they can access freely.
(2)Provide dermatologists all over the world a place to meet and exchange professional experience, knowledge and opinions
(3)Provide the general public a source of dermatology information and a place where they can get free consultation from dermatologists.
(4)Establish a structural approach that can be used in future effort to build Internet resources for other medical domains.
(5)Further the understanding of the feasibility and efficiency of on-line medical education servers based on the WWW technology.
(1)Master the technique of organizing and categorizing dermatological knowledge in a computer presentable form, also the tools to capture and gather multimedia materials to be presented on the Internet.
(2)Understand the theory of JPEG and MPEG compression and the relationship between the quality and the size of the multimedia components.
(3)Proficient with the hypertext mark-up language (HTML) used to create WWW pages and the common gateway interface (CGI) that bridges the HTML to local programming interface.
(4)Familiarize with the set-up and operation of a HTTP server such as the Netscape Commerce Server used in this project.
(5)Understand the patient-physician interaction on the Internet (in the Ask-a-Dermatologist section) and how users utilizes on-line medical resource.