Posts Tagged ‘teaching’

evo-devo

December 23, 2017

Great #movie introducing Evo-Devo by @AcapellaScience
https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=ydqReeTV_vk Lots of complex concepts (cis-reg elements to gradients & patterning) summarized in seconds via @hoondy

Naive Bayes Classification explained with Python code

May 15, 2017

Naive #Bayes Classification explained with Python code
http://www.DataScienceCentral.com/profiles/blogs/naive-bayes-classification-explained-with-python-code Nice worked example; good for #teaching HT @KirkDBorne

Learning and earning: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative | The Economist

April 8, 2017

Lifelong Learning
http://www.Economist.com/news/special-report/21714169-technological-change-demands-stronger-and-more-continuous-connections-between-education Future for colleges? Microcredentails & Nanodegrees inspired by albums unbundled into iTunes songs

interesting view of where short “workshops” fit relative to the traditional course

QT:{{”
Scott DeRue, the dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, says the unbundling of educational content into smaller components reminds him of another industry: music. Songs used to be bundled into albums before being disaggregated by iTunes and streaming services such as Spotify. In Mr DeRue’s analogy, the degree is the album, the course content that is freely available on MOOCs is the free streaming radio service, and a “microcredential” like the nanodegree or the specialisation is paid-for iTunes.

How should universities respond to that kind of disruption? For his answer, Mr DeRue again draws on the lessons of the music industry. Faced with the disruption caused by the internet, it turned to live concerts, which provided a premium experience that cannot be replicated online. The on-campus degree also needs to mark itself out as a premium experience, he says.
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Harvard is putting its photography classes online for free

January 15, 2017

http://www.konbini.com/us/inspiration/harvard-photography-classes-online-for-free/

Sunday Puzzler: Rock the Boat http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/06/26/if_you_throw_a_rock_off_a_boat_does_the_water_go_up_or_down.html

August 4, 2016

Puzzler: Rock the Boat
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/06/26/if_you_throw_a_rock_off_a_boat_does_the_water_go_up_or_down.html Good illustration of Archimedes’ principle & using extreme cases for intuition, ie dense rock

Visualization of Statistical Power Analysis

July 28, 2016

Visualization of Power Analysis http://amarder.GITHUB.io/power-analysis/ Useful sliders giving one a feel of the #statistics

How does multiple testing correction work?

June 13, 2016

How does multiple-testing correction work
http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v27/n12/abs/nbt1209-1135.html Intuition for teaching: genome-wide error rate on a single gene v family

The role of regulatory variation in complex traits and disease : Nature Reviews Genetics : Nature Publishing Group

June 12, 2016

Reg. variation in cplx traits by @LeonidKruglyak
http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v16/n4/full/nrg3891.html nice teaching figure for #eQTLs, showing how mostly cis + hotspots http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v16/n4/full/nrg3891.html

Know it all: 10 secrets of successful learning – life – 25 March 2015 – New Scientist

April 13, 2015

Know it all: 10 secrets of successful learning http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27187-know-it-all-10-secrets-of-successful-learning.html Including quizzes, practicing to teach, buddying up & even video games

ROSALIND | About

February 8, 2015

Useful helpers for #teaching #bioinformatics: Biostars forum https://www.biostars.org & Rosalind assignment evaluator http://rosalind.info/about