Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Programming in the Life Sciences #3: the assessment

Now that I have wrote out the goals, what they students will practically do, and how to get started with the Open PHACTS platform, I will list how we will assess the students:
  1. a presentation on the second day, outlining the project and work plan, 
  2. working source code at the end of the course,
  3. a final presentation, showing the results and conclusions.
Primarily, they will be judged on their acquired programming skills. Working code is the minimum; but code quality will be taken into account too. I will show them how blogging works as a pre-print server for presentations. I hope it will also learn them what role this has in scientific communication.