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Collaboration using Internet for the Development of Case-based Teaching Files:

Report of the Computer and Instrumentation Council Internet Focus Group

J. Anthony Parker, MD PhD (1), Jerold W. Wallis, MD (2), James R. Halama, PhD (3), Charles V. Brown, MD (4), Trevor D. Cradduck, PhD (5), Michael M. Graham, MD PhD (6), Elizabeth Wu, MLIS (7), Douglas J. Wagenaar, PhD (1), Gina L. Mammone (8), Robert A. Greenes, MD (8), B. Leonard Holman, MD (8)

Reprinted by permission of the Society of Nuclear Medicine from: Parker JA, et al.: Collaboration using Internet for development of case-based teaching files. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 1996; 37:178-184.

(1) Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA (2) Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis MO (3) Loyola University Medical Center, Loyola University, Maywood, IL (4) West Los Angeles VAMC, Los Angeles, CA (5) University of Western Ontario, London Canada (6) University of Washington, Seattle WA (7) The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston MA (8) Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA


Abstract

The Internet and particularly the World-Wide-Web is becoming a useful tool for the Nuclear Medicine community. Methods: The Computer and Instrumentation Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine convened an Internet Focus group to discuss collaboration using Internet. The prototype application considered was development of case-based teaching files using the World-Wide-Web. Teaching file cases (clinical history, images, description of findings and discussion) on World-Wide-Web servers at different institutions are integrated using the Internet. The user can navigate from case to case using point-and- click hypertext linking. Results: The initial experience with collaboration has been encouraging. An etiquette to help foster collaboration has been proposed. Development of quality control mechanisms and introduction of peer review were identified as issues needing further work. Conclusions: The World-Wide-Web offers great potential for new forms of collaboration; however, there is a need to lean how to make best use of this new resource.

Key Words: teaching files; Internet
J Nucl Med 1996: 37:178-184


Received Mar. 13, 1995; revision accepted May 15, 1995.

Correspondence:
J. Anthony Parker, MD PhD
Division of Nuclear Medicine
Beth Israel Hospital
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
e-mail: Tony_Parker@bih.harvard.edu

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