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Overview: Design a Short Course or Module and Give and Receive Peer Feedback

short description of the task and some definitions
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For the week’s project, we will ask you to finalise your design of a short course in the area where you are interested in training.

It is not so important what sort of short course/module you worked on throughout the course. Your course could be a series of learning events taking place over a few days or weeks, or a training module covering a single topic within a larger training programme or curriculum. You will probably get most out of the learning if you think about a series of linked events, not just a single seminar or workshop. It is understandable that during this short course, it’s not likely that you were able to meaningfully design a full training programme or degree course, so try to keep the scope of your proposed short course realistic.

The design you produce this week, reflected upon and improved by the feedback you receive from your fellow learners, can serve as a kernel of your future teaching and training. We encourage you to use the material presented in this course, and all the resources offered. Please also share your expertise and any additional resources you are finding useful in the design of genomics and bioinformatics training.

In the next few steps, you can finalise your design, by writing it down in a concise form. You will then be introduced to the peer review process and use of rubric in reviewing others’ work (but also as a guidance on how to write your own design). Finally, you will submit your peer review assessment and get to review other learners’ work. This will be followed by reflection and discussion, in an attempt to further improve your own design.

At this point, please share any questions that you might have in the comments section below. Other learners and us, your educators in this week, might be able to offer some help.

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