JAX launches new online courses for scientists
By Joseph Blanchette
The Jackson Laboratory is a world leader in mammalian genetics, having pioneered the most powerful model system there is for understanding the genetic basis for disease: the mouse model.
JAX educates current and future scientists through a variety of programs, and provides critical resources, data, tools, and services to researchers worldwide.
JAX has now launched the JAX Online MiniCourse and Certificates program, which provides digital, on-demand access to learning modules based on our renowned in-person Courses, Conferences, and Workshops.
For a limited time, JAX is offering free access to our first online MiniCourse, History and Development of the Mouse Model, which is part of the three-course Introduction to the Laboratory Mouse certificate program.
“The new online MiniCourses now offer online participants the capability of interacting with decades of expertise and content online,” says Charlie Wray, Director of Courses & Conferences. “We know that not everyone can travel to our campuses and that time is limited. Our MiniCourses offer people the flexibility to learn on their schedule.”
MiniCourse topics will include everything from Basics of Mouse Genetics to CRISPR, and an easy-to-use online interface enables students to proceed at their own pace. Learners can also:
- Search for specific educational content
- Document progress through digital badges
- Bundle courses into certificates