MOOCs in Bioinformatics: The Online Course Model to Online Bioinformatics Education
Dr. Michael Love, edX Faculty and post-doctoral fellow in Dept. Biostatistics, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Love teaches the Data Analysis for Genomics course offered through edX. His research focuses on inferring biologically meaningful patterns from high-throughput sequencing read counts. He also develops open-source statistical software for the analysis of exome sequencing and RNA sequencing experiments for the Bioconductor Project. Dr. Love spoke on how open online courses operate and how they can (or cannot) be used to teach bioinformatics at WEB 2014 at ISMB 2014.