FOCUS GROUP WORKSHOP: Towards effective, inclusive and scalable training in the life sciences
Join us for a consultation workshop to review draft principles and recommendations around effective, inclusive and career-spanning short-format training. This is your opportunity take a deep dive into making training in bioinformatics and digital research skills for biologists more equitable, scalable and sustainable.
Scientists and educators working in the life sciences must continuously acquire new knowledge and skills to stay up-to-date with the latest methods, technologies and research. Short-format training, such as webinars, workshops and bootcamps, are popular ways of quickly learning about new topics and gaining new skills.
As trainers and educators, how can we ensure that short-format training is effective and inclusive for all? How can we ensure that our learners are equipped to continue learning and applying their new skills once they return to their day jobs? And how can we do this in a way that is scalable and sustainable?
The Bicycle Principles assemble education theory and community experience into a framework for improving short-format training so that it is effective, inclusive and scalable. Over 30 international experts, including colleagues from the Australian BioCommons, Melbourne Genomics and other Australian and New Zealand organisations, helped develop the principles and an associated set of recommendations.
Jason Williams, Assistant Director, DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - a leading genomics and bioinformatics educator and project lead, will lead a focus group discussing how the Principles can be applied to deliver scalable and sustainable training in bioinformatics and digital research skills for life scientists in the Australian setting.
Jason Williams, Assistant Director, DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
When: Tuesday 6 December 2022, 3pm AEDT/ 2pm AEST/ 2:30pm ACDT/ 12pm AWST
Who the workshop is for:
This workshops is for trainers, training providers and educators who are interested in promoting effective, inclusive and scalable learning in bioinformatics and digital research skills for life scientists.
How to apply:
This focus group workshop is free but participation is subject to application with selection.
Applications will close at 11:59pm AEST, Wednesday 30 November 2022.
Applications will be reviewed by the organising committee and all applicants will be informed of the status of their application (successful, waiting list, unsuccessful). More information on the selection process is provided in our Advice on applying for Australian BioCommons workshops.
Successful applicants will be provided with a Zoom meeting link closer to the date.
Participants are required to watch the recording of the webinar Effective, inclusive, and scalable training in the life sciences, clinical education and beyond in advance. You can watch a recording of this webinar on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel.
Note: An affiliated workshop for genomics education practitioners is being offered by Melbourne Genomics on 5 Dec 2022. For further information about that event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover image: The Bicycle Principles. Reproduced from bikeprinciples.org under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Start: Tuesday, 06 December 2022 @ 15:00
End: Tuesday, 06 December 2022 @ 16:30
City: Online Country: AustraliaEligibility:
- Expression of interest
Organiser: Australian BioCommons
Host institution: Australian BioCommons
Keywords: Short format training, Scalability, Inclusive, Pedagogy, Bioinformatics, data science, Training, EducationTarget audience:
Capacity: 30Event type:
This focus group will be held online via Zoom.
Cost Basis: Free to all