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Activity Number: 496 - Building a Computing Age #StatisticsCurriculum for Biomedical Scientists
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract #326926
Title: Experiences with Teaching Genomic Data Science Online
Author(s): Kasper Daniel Hansen*
Companies: Johns Hopkins University
Keywords: MOOC; Data Science; Genomics

Biology is increasingly becoming a data science, yet training has not kept up. Course offerings in many programs reflect a past where biology was less data rich, instead of the data rich future students will encounter. Designing course offerings for these programs is challenging, partly because it requires removing non-data analysis content and partly because of the challenge in designing a short, efficient and useful course(s) covering computation and statistics. I will present our experiences with designing and running a series of massive open online courses in Genomic Data Science. And I will discuss issues with classic approaches to teaching statistics, offering the opinion that our field still does not have a reasonable solution to effectively teaching applied statistics.

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