Testing out Remote Learning Sites
Continuing our efforts to bring bioinformatics training to a wider audience while maintaining small class sizes, we're trying something new! This Friday at noon Eastern/9am Pacific, Emily Dolson will be teaching a half day d3.js lesson to a class at Michigan State University, and we will be broadcasting it to three remote classrooms (UC Davis, University of Florida, and Virginia Tech) using Google Hangouts. Each location will host a room of about 35 students with helpers and a room leader. The role of the helpers will be the usual assistance with questions or computer problems, and the room leader is responsible for making sure that questions are passed up the chain as needed.
In addition to not needing any special equipment, an added bonus of using Google Hangouts is that we are able to livestream the lesson to YouTube via Hangouts on Air; the link is at the bottom of this post, along with time information.
Emily's also made a draft version of her teaching materials available.
Why learn d3.js?