Course Overview/description:

H3ABioNet is planning to host a 5-day, in-person workshop, which will take place in Cape Town from 23-27 October 2023. During this workshop we aim to teach participants how to implement the various components of our popular “Multiple-Delivery-Approach Learning Model” within their regions/projects. The workshop will cover several themes from designing your training for a blended/distributed classroom model, to best practices for administrative processes and managing distributed cohorts. The workshop will be incredibly hands-on, and will assume some familiarity with training models and processes, but would be best suited to those who aim to implement the model and have the capacity to do so.

Keywords: Education, Blended learning, Training, Train-the-Trainer

Skill level of training: Introductory

Language: Course is offered in English

Credential awarded: Workshop certificate

Type of training: face-to-face – course will run in person in Cape Town, South Africa

Dates for the workshop: 22 – 27 October 2023; 9 am - 5pm

Workshop organizers: Verena Ras, Shaun Aron, Sindiswa Lukhele, Tshinakaho Malesa, Pertunia Mutheiwana, Sumir Panji, Nicola Mulder

Registration opens:  This is a closed training event. Participation by invitation only!

Workshop Sponsors: H3ABioNet

Intended Audience: The course will be aimed at those who have recently completed the WCS/H3ABioNet/Elixir/EBI TtT course in 2022 OR the applicant must show a strong willingness and desire to deliver bioinformatics training in their region and be able to run the model post training. Must also be in a position where they can implement the model immediately i.e. should preferably have a staff position. 

Syllabus and Tools:

Currently being finalised


  • Completed a previous TtT course/workshop OR, in possession of other training qualification/certificate i.e. able to demonstrate interest in and knowledge of training theory (essential)
  • Experienced in bioinformatics or related sub-discipline e.g. computational biology, molecular biology, biostatistics, informatics etc. (essential)
  • Currently designing/implementing training – either short or long term, degree and non-degree programmes (essential)
  • Ability to implement regional training programmes (preferable)

Learning objectives/outcomes:

On completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Be able to plan and  implement a regional training event using the IBT model across multiple/parallel classrooms
  • Be able to setup a Learning Management Site and know  how to effectively use it as a training tool
  • Be able to design effective communication strategies for large scale training
  • Be able to design the various components of a large scale, blended learning training
  • Be able to manage administrative processes as it pertains to large scale regional trainings

Workshop limitations: This workshop will only provide participants with the skills to initiate their own distributed learning model training. The workshop will not make provision for ongoing use of tools like learning management sites etc. and participants are encouraged to investigate resources that are easily available and accessible within their own regions/countries.

Licensing for course materials: Course material information will be made available in due course.