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Interview with Dr Verena Ras Part 1

Interview with Verena Was part I and questions for reflection

In this last of our case studies, you will hear about bioinformatics courses organised by H3ABioNet, a pan-African bioinformatics network. You will have a chance to reflect on your own design, by hearing how this blended learning is planned and delivered. Look for the ideas that are applicable in your own case and do take part in discussion with other learners.

In this first part of the interview, Verena is describing the multiple-delivery-mode training approach used by H3ABioNet, a unique combination of face-to-face, distance, and online formats.

Can you recognise the main elements of the course context that she is describing?

  • Main aim
  • Target audience
  • Different format components of the course

How are the learning outcomes determined in this case? Do you or would you use the similar methods when you write yours?

Who is involved in the design and development of the H3ABioNet bioinformatics courses? Who would be involved in the design of your course?

Do you have experience with the Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Some useful links:

H3ABioNet website with useful information regarding training

IBT course model paper

16S course model paper

H3ABioNet training guide/training support pack

H3ABioNet training pages and resources

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