Challenges and best practices in delivering remote hybrid bioinformatics training: The Experience of H3ABioNet University of Khartoum Node
Motivation: Delivering high quality distance-based bioinformatics training courses across the African continent is a challenging task. This often requires going beyond traditional teaching methods, using hands-on sessions, interactivity, and problem-based learning approaches. This will eventually lead to enhancing the course objectives and learning outcomes.
Results: In this article, we discuss the challenges and best practices related to delivering training in bioinformatics in lower-limited resource settings upon reflecting on our experience in hosting and running a multiple-delivery online course, Introduction to Bioinformatics (IBT), that was developed by the H3ABioNet Education and Training Working Group and delivered at the University of Khartoum Node. We believe that our local setting is similar to others in less developed countries, so we also reflect upon aspects like classroom environment and recruitment of students to maximize outcomes.
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