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The BioS VOOC (Vocational Open Online Course) will be an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. It is a form of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) but focused on Vocational training tacking into account the VET teaching and learning particularities. The BioS VOOC will implement the BioS pedagogy, based upon collaborative learning approaches.
Additionally, BioS VOOC will have a "practice area", where trainees will be able to access real working-life multimedia cases, to encourage, inspire and engage trainees to learn better and to acquire knowledge and develop skills faster.
Also, a Virtual Community will be developed where users can meet, exchange experiences, and participate in group activities. The BioS Virtual Community will bring together medical doctors, bioinformaticians, education professionals, policy-makers and the general public. Also, it will be open for researchers that wish to promote their results. The users will be able to interact with each other through avatars.
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