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What are the cognitive differences between novices, competent practitioners, and experts? Do different people really have different learning styles? Do flipped classrooms actually work better than regular lectures? This tutorial will explore recent research in these areas and more, and show participants how to apply that research in the classroom to improve teaching.

This tutorial is a condensed version of the instructor training program that Software Carpentry has been running for the past three years. In it, we will explore a handful of research results in educational psychology, and see how to use those findings to build more effective lessons.

Greg Wilson is the Executive Director of the Software Carpentry Foundation, a volunteer non-profit organization that teaches researchers basic lab skills for scientific computing.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Train the Trainer for Image Analysts Thu 30 May 2019   09:30 Finished

This course aims to provide trainers with guidance and tips for developing and delivering training in image analysis, exploring a range of methods appropriate to different learning styles and examining the requirements for a successful course (both scientific and logistic).

The first part of the course will give participants principles of training theory and best practises for developing and delivering their future training content; the second part will be a hackathon to kick start the development of a common set of training materials in image analysis.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Image Analysis Focused Interest Group and is supported by the Royal Microscopical Society.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to Book or register Interest by linking here.

MSt in Genomic Medicine - Advanced bioinformatics Mon 20 Mar 2017   09:30 Finished

This module introduces a deeper exploration of bioinformatics analysis of genomic data, providing a greater understanding of the different approaches to mapping and alignment of genome sequence data, programming and scripting, along with approaches for the detection and analysis of genomic changes, gene expression and network analysis.

CRUK Summer School Mon 24 Jul 2017   09:30 Finished

CRUK Summer School

Event posted for Administration purposes only

This three day workshop will bring together representatives of the ELIXIR Galaxy Working Group, as well as trainers and developers working on the Galaxy project from Europe and beyond, to:

  • Build on an existing collection of Galaxy training materials. During the workshop we will collate additional materials, including topics relevant to the ELIXIR use-cases, and ensure that, for each workflow, a minimum set of training materials is available, including slides, practical exercises, Docker containers, and Galaxy tours.
  • Improve materials’ annotations (introducing full BioSchemas compliance) and align them with existing ELIXIR efforts (linking to TeSS). During the workshop materials will be curated to ensure they are properly described, according to the ELIXIR/GOBLET guidelines, and BioSchemas compliant.
  • Extend the existing “curated” dataset collection and assign DOI to individual datasets.
  • Increase the number of Docker/Virtual Machines available for easy installation of Galaxy training environments.
  • Explore the feasibility of developing a toolkit to facilitate plug in of different datasets in existing training material/workflows through a templating approach.

This event is supported by ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, an European Commission grant within the Research Infrastructures programme of Horizon 2020, grant agreement number 676559.

This 2-days workshop will bring together bioimage analysts, trainers and developers from NEUBIAS, EuroBioImaging and Global BioImaging, as well as ELIXIR’s Bioschemas and TeSS developers, and anyone willing to contribute, to foster new collaborations between ELIXIR and key initiatives from the image analysis community, to:

  • Build a collection of curated image analysis training materials. Many materials are currently available online for several topics but no consistent curation has been applied to them to make them easily discoverable. During the workshop we will collate materials and ensure that, for each image analysis workflow, a minimum set of training materials is available, including slides, practical exercises, Docker container, etc.
  • Improve materials’ annotations (introducing full BioSchemas compliance) and align them with existing ELIXIR efforts (linking to TeSS). During the workshop, materials will be curated to ensure that they are properly described, according to the existing ELIXIR guidelines, and BioSchemas compliant. Consequently the curation will enable materials, hosted by individual providers, to be discoverable via TeSS.
  • Increase the number of Docker/Virtual Machines (VMs) available for easy installation of image analysis training environments. We will focus on: (i) specific pipelines for which containers currently do not exist, (ii) workflows that are of interest to the NEUBIAS/GBI communities and (iii) for which expertise will be available among the workshop participants. This would be incredibly helpful for running future image analysis courses, including the next GBI course planned for October 2018, as it would increase portability of training environments, reducing the burden of lengthy, and often troublesome, software installations.

This event will consist of two parts. The first part of the workshop aims to provide new trainers with guidance and tips for developing and delivering training in bioinformatics, exploring a range of methods appropriate to different learning styles and examining the requirements for a successful course (both scientific and logistic). It will be based on the EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer (TtT) course materials and content will be tailored to trainers that are involved in teaching bioinformatics to clinical audiences.

The second part of the workshop will focus on "Best practices in clinical bioinformatics training", providing an opportunity for people already involved in this kind of training, or in the process of developing it, to come together and exchange best practice/experiences. Participants will include training providers of the Health Education England’s MSc in Genomics Medicine from several UK Universities as well as other providers active in this area, from around Europe and beyond.

This event is co-sponsored by ELIXIR-EXCELERATE and Health Education England (HEE).

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