Two hand-in-hand teaching papers have been published this week using Galaxy as a teaching platform. The common frame encompassing both is the effects of the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. University lessons and workshop have been forced to move to an online setting.
The first manuscript, a review, sets the ground for bioinformatics teaching during the lockdown, proposing constructivism as an appropriate methodology for students to learn in an online context.
A constructivist-based proposal for bioinformatics teaching practices during lockdown, by @Parquedemalaga @bjoerngruening & @Birthae in @PLOSCompBiol https://t.co/qLA4utYaB8 #UseGalaxy pic.twitter.com/OT6XFskLp8— Galaxy Training Network (@gxytraining) May 14, 2021
The second manuscript describes how Galaxy can facilitate online teaching using the Galaxy Training Network materials, Training Infrastructure as a Service and many features such as data, history and workflow sharing, with a concrete proposed format to make the most of your training events.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Galaxy community has organised several massive and highly successful workshops: Machine Learning, Galaxy Admin Training, GTN Smörgåsbord and Plant Transcriptome Analsis using Galaxy.
Read our experiences and both manuscripts to get some practical tips for your next training!