RCollaboration - A Place For Radiology Learning, Teaching, Sharing and Collaboration

What is RCollaboration?
RCollaboration is the place for radiology learning, teaching, sharing and collaboration. The goal of RCollaboration is to build a radiology learning community around content, conversations, and connections. RCollaboration has two components: 1. Personal learning log - each user can enter their own interesting cases and images in their own personal learning log and control who may view it. 2. Community of practice - The personal learning log entries are then aggregated together and made available to others to learn from, comment on and ask questions. Forums and Groups are also available for public and private discussions related to radiology. RCollaboration is a place to come learn radiology every day: It is a personal learning environment that helps learners take control of and manage their own learning. By entering cases into your personal learning log you are storing your experience, reflection, knowledge, and wisdom. By participating in our community of practice you are contributing content, engaging in conversations and making connections. RCollaboration is implemented using social networking software and may be considered an educational social network for radiologists. In conclusion, RCollaboration is a place for professional collaboration.

How to Join
RCollaboration is now open for beta-testing by all U.S. radiology residents and fellows and U.S. radiology residency faculty members. Visit http://www.rcollaboration.org and click on Sign Up in the upper right hand corner. You must use your real name and institution's work e-mail address (.edu or .org) when joining. Once joined, look at the Welcome page to get started: http://www.rcollaboration.org/notes/Welcome Keep up with all that is happening on RCollaboration by reading its Latest Activity feature or by subscribing to its RSS feed at feed://www.rcollaboration.org/activity/log/list?fmt=rss Please pass this invitation on to other residents and fellows and faculty.

Why Use RCollaboration?
For residents and fellows, participation in RCollaboration fulfills part of the ACGME requirement for a resident learning portfolio. For faculty, participation in RCollaboration is an alternative and complementary form of teaching and scholarship that can be documented in their curriculum vitae and medical educator's portfolio. Ultimately, RCollaboration will help to fulfill the intent of continuing professional development by being a bridge between radiologists' practices and Maintenance of Certification by tieing learning to practice and awarding AMA PRA Category I Internet Point-of-Care CME for its use.

For More Information Contact:
Michael P. D'Alessandro M.D. RCollaboration Administrator michael-dalessandro@uiowa.edu RCollaboration is a (beta) service of the Radiological Society of North America. Last revised: May 30, 2008