Validation of the three web quality dimensions of a minimally invasive surgery e-learning platform

Ortega Moran, J.F. and Blas Pagador, Jose and Sánchez Peralta, L.F. and Sánchez González, Patricia and Noguera, José and Burgos, Daniel and Gómez Aguilera, Enrique J. and Sánchez Margallo, Francisco Miguel (2017). Validation of the three web quality dimensions of a minimally invasive surgery e-learning platform. "International Journal of Medical Informatics", v. 107 ; pp. 1-10. ISSN 1386-5056. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.07.001.

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Title: Validation of the three web quality dimensions of a minimally invasive surgery e-learning platform
Author/s:
  • Ortega Moran, J.F.
  • Blas Pagador, Jose
  • Sánchez Peralta, L.F.
  • Sánchez González, Patricia
  • Noguera, José
  • Burgos, Daniel
  • Gómez Aguilera, Enrique J.
  • Sánchez Margallo, Francisco Miguel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Date: 2017
ISSN: 1386-5056
Volume: 107
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Validation, Minimally invasive surgery, E-learning, Web quality, Usability, Content, Functionality
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Introduction: E-learning web environments, including the new TELMA platform, are increasingly being used to provide cognitive training in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to surgeons. A complete validation of this MIS elearning platform has been performed to determine whether it complies with the three web quality dimensions: usability, content and functionality. Methods: 21 Surgeons participated in the validation trials. They performed a set of tasks in the TELMA platform, where an e-MIS validity approach was followed. Subjective (questionnaires and checklists) and objective (web analytics) metrics were analysed to achieve the complete validation of usability, content and functionality. Results: The TELMA platform allowed access to didactic content with easy and intuitive navigation. Surgeons performed all tasks with a close-to-ideal number of clicks and amount of time. They considered the design of the website to be consistent (95.24%), organised (90.48%) and attractive (85.71%). Moreover, they gave the content a high score (4.06 out of 5) and considered it adequate for teaching purposes. The surgeons scored the professional language and content (4.35), logo (4.24) and recommendations (4.20) the highest. Regarding functionality, the TELMA platform received an acceptance of 95.24% for navigation and 90.48% for interactivity. Conclusions: According to the study, it seems that TELMA had an attractive design, innovative content and interactive navigation, which are three key features of an e-learning platform. TELMA successfully met the three criteria necessary for consideration as a website of quality by achieving more than 70% of agreements regarding all usability, content and functionality items validated; this constitutes a preliminary requirement for an effective e-learning platform. However, the content completeness, authoring tool and registration process required improvement. Finally, the e-MIS validity methodology used to measure the three dimensions of web quality in this work can be applied to other clinical areas or training fields.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTS-020110-2009-8UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 49766
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/49766/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:49766
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.07.001
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386505617301867
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Mar 2018 17:00
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2018 23:30
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