How does GENI-ACT differ from Learning Management Systems like Canvas or Blackboard?
GENI-ACT provides collaboration with colleagues at other institutions.
GENI-ACT manages entire courses for which the data are centrally kept.
GENI-ACT does not keep student grades.
Who can participate in a GENI-ACT course?
GENI-ACT courses are open to anyone who would like to participate. While many of the courses are geared towards the undergraduate student, genome annotation and genome finishing courses have successfully been used in high school settings by several GENI-ACT Scientists.
What sort of scientific background do I need to participate in GENI-ACT?
GENI-ACT courses are designed to be used at the high school, community college and undergraduate levels. Course difficulty varies just
as skill levels do. As an instructor, a general understanding of science will be needed to teach some of the classes, while others will require a
more in-depth understanding. Categories include: Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Ecology, Functional Genomics, Genetics, Genome Analysis &
Genome Finishing. Most Users find it helpful to begin with a Bioinformatics course.
How is GENI-ACT funded?
Development of GENI-ACT has occurred through numerous public and private grants. The program's vision is to
establish a business structure that will allow GENI-ACT to be self-sustaining. Past granting agencies include the
National Science Foundation (CCLI #0736671; TUESII #1322848, #1322785,#132328, #1408106; RCN #1729944),
the Murdock Trust, the Monsanto Fund, and Science Foundation Arizona.