Using the World Wide Web to Develop Competencies Around the Globe

  • C. Daniels

Medical education is in a revolution. Increasing social, scientific, and technological pressures are causing a shift toward the delivery of radiology learning initiatives that are more effective and efficient. Distance education and computer based teaching through the use of multimedia CD-ROMs, for example, are amalgamating through the increasing integrating power of the Internet (Ruiz et al. 2006). Using the World Wide Web to develop and assess radiology competencies presents an valuable opportunity to evolve radiology education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Daniels
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  1. 1.Diagnostic Medical Physics Division, Department of RadiologyDalhousie UniversityCanada

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