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The pathology informatics curriculum wiki: harnessing the power of user-generated content
Abstract BACKGROUND: The need for informatics trainBACKGROUND: The need for informatics training as part of pathology training has never been so critical, but pathology informatics is a wide and complex field and very few programs currently have the resources to provide comprehensive educational pathology informatics experiences to their residents. In this article, we present the "pathology informatics curriculum wiki", an open, on-line wiki that indexes the pathology informatics content in a larger public wiki, Wikipedia, (and other online content) and organizes it into educational modules based on the 2003 standard curriculum approved by the Association for Pathology Informatics (API). METHODS AND RESULTS: In addition to implementing the curriculum wiki at http://pathinformatics.wikispaces.com, we have evaluated pathology informatics content in Wikipedia. Of the 199 non-duplicate terms in the API curriculum, 90% have at least one associated Wikipedia article. Furthermore, evaluation of articles on a five-point Likert scale showed high scores for comprehensiveness (4.05), quality (4.08), currency (4.18), and utility for the beginner (3.85) and advanced (3.93) learners. These results are compelling and support the thesis that Wikipedia articles can be used as the foundation for a basic curriculum in pathology informatics. CONCLUSIONS: The pathology informatics community now has the infrastructure needed to collaboratively and openly create, maintain and distribute the pathology informatics content worldwide (Wikipedia) and also the environment (the curriculum wiki) to draw upon its own resources to index and organize this content as a sustainable basic pathology informatics educational resource. The remaining challenges are numerous, but largest by far will be to convince the pathologists to take the time and effort required to build pathology informatics content in Wikipedia and to index and organize this content for education in the curriculum wiki.tent for education in the curriculum wiki.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments Of the 199 non-duplicate terms in the API Of the 199 non-duplicate terms in the API curriculum, 90% have at least one associated Wikipedia article. Furthermore, evaluation of articles on a five-point Likert scale showed high scores for comprehensiveness (4.05), quality (4.08), currency (4.18), and utility for the beginner (3.85) and advanced (3.93) learners.inner (3.85) and advanced (3.93) learners.
Conclusion Of the 199 non-duplicate terms in the API Of the 199 non-duplicate terms in the API curriculum, 90% have at least one associated Wikipedia article. Furthermore, evaluation of articles on a five-point Likert scale showed high scores for comprehensiveness (4.05), quality (4.08), currency (4.18), and utility for the beginner (3.85) and advanced (3.93) learners. These results are compelling and support the thesis that Wikipedia articles can be used as the foundation for a basic curriculum in pathology informatics.basic curriculum in pathology informatics.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22The%2Bpathology%2Binformatics%2Bcurriculum%2Bwiki%3A%2Bharnessing%2Bthe%2Bpower%2Bof%2Buser-generated%2Bcontent%22  +
Has author Ji Yeon Kim + , Thomas M. Gudewicz + , Anand S. Dighe + , John R. Gilbertson +
Has domain Information science +
Has topic Comprehensiveness + , Currency + , Reliability +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Journal of Pathology Informatics +
Research design Content analysis  + , Statistical analysis  +
Research questions The need for informatics training as part The need for informatics training as part of pathology training has never been so critical, but pathology informatics is a wide and complex field and very few programs currently have the resources to provide comprehensive educational pathology informatics experiences to their residents. In this article, we present the "pathology informatics curriculum wiki", an open, on-line wiki that indexes the pathology informatics content in a larger public wiki, Wikipedia, (and other online content) and organizes it into educational modules based on the 2003 standard curriculum approved by the Association for Pathology Informatics (API).sociation for Pathology Informatics (API).
Revid 10,985  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  + , Design and action  +
Title The pathology informatics curriculum wiki: harnessing the power of user-generated content
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20805963  +
Volume 1  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:31:21  +
Categories Comprehensiveness  + , Currency  + , Reliability  + , Information science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:31:51  +
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