By Bio-IT World Staff
October 16, 2013 | OpenHelix today launched a suite of over 100 online bioinformatics and genomics tutorials that introduce researchers, teachers, and students to biomedical resources that are freely available on the web.
“Learning how to use resources that are critical to biomedical research is a high priority, but it is sometimes difficult to find the time,” said Scott Lathe, CEO of OpenHelix in a statement. “With our tutorials now available on mobile devices, users now have more options to view tutorials at a time convenient for them. We have had many Librarians who subscribe to OpenHelix ask for this functionality”
The online narrated tutorials run in most mobile and desktop browsers, and explain the features and functionality needed to start using a resource effectively and efficiently. The tutorial can be used by new users to introduce them to resources, by previous users to view new features and functionality, or simply as a reference tool to understand specific features.
In addition to the tutorials, users can also access useful training and teaching materials including the animated PowerPoint slides used as a basis for the tutorial, suggested script for the slides, slide handouts, and exercises. This can save a tremendous amount time and effort for teachers and professors to create classroom content.
Some of the tutorials are free as the resource provider sponsors their availability (for a list of free tutorials visit http://www.openhelix.com/free); others are available through individual purchase, a single subscription or through an institutional subscription. A full list of tutorials can be viewed at http://www.openhelix.com/catalog.