TELMA: Technology enhanced learning environment for minimally invasive surgery

Sánchez González, Patricia and Burgos, D. and Oropesa García, Ignacio and Romero, V. and Albacete, A. and Sanchez Peralta, L.F. and Noguera Aguilar, Jose and Sánchez Margallo, Francisco Miguel and Gómez Aguilera, Enrique J. (2012). TELMA: Technology enhanced learning environment for minimally invasive surgery. "Journal of Surgical Research", v. 182 (n. 1); pp. 21-29. ISSN 0022-4804.


Title: TELMA: Technology enhanced learning environment for minimally invasive surgery
  • Sánchez González, Patricia
  • Burgos, D.
  • Oropesa García, Ignacio
  • Romero, V.
  • Albacete, A.
  • Sanchez Peralta, L.F.
  • Noguera Aguilar, Jose
  • Sánchez Margallo, Francisco Miguel
  • Gómez Aguilera, Enrique J.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Surgical Research
Date: June 2012
ISSN: 0022-4804
Volume: 182
Freetext Keywords: Minimally invasive surgery; Cognitive training; Technology-Minimally invasive surgery, Cognitive training, Technology-enhanced learning, Objective evaluation, Surgical video, Knowledge management, Professional network
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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Background: Cognitive skills training for minimally invasive surgery has traditionally relied upon diverse tools, such as seminars or lectures. Web technologies for e-learning have been adopted to provide ubiquitous training and serve as structured repositories for the vast amount of laparoscopic video sources available. However, these technologies fail to offer such features as formative and summative evaluation, guided learning, or collaborative interaction between users. Methodology: The "TELMA" environment is presented as a new technology-enhanced learning platform that increases the user's experience using a four-pillared architecture: (1) an authoring tool for the creation of didactic contents; (2) a learning content and knowledge management system that incorporates a modular and scalable system to capture, catalogue, search, and retrieve multimedia content; (3) an evaluation module that provides learning feedback to users; and (4) a professional network for collaborative learning between users. Face validation of the environment and the authoring tool are presented. Results: Face validation of TELMA reveals the positive perception of surgeons regarding the implementation of TELMA and their willingness to use it as a cognitive skills training tool. Preliminary validation data also reflect the importance of providing an easy-to-use, functional authoring tool to create didactic content. Conclusion: The TELMA environment is currently installed and used at the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre and several other Spanish hospitals. Face validation results ascertain the acceptance and usefulness of this new minimally invasive surgery training environment.

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Item ID: 16274
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2012.07.047
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Jul 2013 16:55
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 16:34
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