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“WWW.MDTF.ORG”: A world wide web forum for developing open-architecture, freely distributed, digital teaching file software by participant consensus

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Purpose: To foster a community supported evaluation processes for open-source digital teaching file (DTF) development and maintenance. The mechanisms used to support this process will include standard web browsers, web servers, forum software, and custom additions to the forum software to potentially enable a mediated voting protocol. The web server will also serve as a focal point for beta and release software distribution, which is the desired end-goal of this process.Conclusions: We foresee thatwww.mdtf.org will provide for widespread distribution of open source DTF software that will include function and interface design decisions from community participation on the website forums.

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Katzman, G.L., Morris, D., Lauman, J. et al. “WWW.MDTF.ORG”: A world wide web forum for developing open-architecture, freely distributed, digital teaching file software by participant consensus. Journal of Digital Imaging 14, 117–120 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03190312

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Keywords

  • Usability Testing
  • Teaching File
  • Cascade Style Sheet
  • Beta Testing
  • Radiology Teaching