In this post, I’ll describe the feedback I got from my students on my Quantitative Biochemistry course. It was delivered during October and November 2020 and comprised a dozen lectures and a series of seven examples classes, each led by a class tutor and containing 6-9 students. See here and here for the previous two […]
In the last post, I described how I’ve converted Professor Elspeth Garman’s lecture notes from OHP to jupyter-notebooks, which is quite a jump, but I had to do so I could record the dozen lectures making up the course which started in October 2020. So how did it go? Some things I learnt scribbling on […]
After one year of shadowing Professor Elspeth Garman, I’ve taken over lecturing the Mathematics course to the first-year undergraduates studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. A little over ten years ago I was a class tutor on this course and always liked it, partly because it is a challenge: I think many of the […]
Last week on Thursday and Friday I helped run a Software Carpentry workshop in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.
As I’ve described here, here and here, I ran a Hackathon instead of the more traditional project in the third week of the Bioinformatics module course for around 30 students from the University of Oxford Interdisciplinary Biosciences programme in November 2017. One of the students, Ellen Pasternack, wrote a guest blog post for Microsoft which […]
In this post, I’ll spell out some of the problems we encountered using Microsoft Azure to run a 3-week course for about 30 postgraduates in a typical “computer lab”. As you’ll see, a group of cloud-naive highly intelligent postgraduates are capable of breaking nearly anything and, perhaps, might constitute the perfect resilience test for your […]