The Internet provides opportunities for widely distributing educational materials such as teaching files. Since a teaching file is both a tradition and a requirement in an accredited diagnostic radiology training program, many of the same resources can be committed to designing it for Internet access. The advantages include easier availability for the department residents and fellows, communication to a wider audience, the opportunity for networking and collaboration with other institutions during development, and making information available for more rapidly than traditional publications. Since material available on the Internet represents an alternative means of publication, all cases in an electronic teaching file, as is the case with BrighamRad, should be subject to peer review. A successful computer-based teaching file requires department-wide commitment of trainees and staff as well as additional expertise in multimedia instruction, computer-based graphics and design, image manipulation, programming, and database management. Quality efforts take time and require continual adaptation and support as technology and the laws and customs governing the use of electronically published material evolve. The process should be ongoing, and the departmental commitment must be long term and continuous.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc|
|State||Published - Nov 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging