NCI/ Intersect Training Partnership – What do attendees think?

Intersect and NCI continue to meet attendees of our digital research training program partnership and seek their feedback. In October, we spoke with Dr Pauline O’Shaughnessy about her learning stories from participating in the NCI/Intersect Training Program. Pauline is a lecturer in Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics at the University of Wollongong. Her research focus is on Data Privacy protection using statistical methods. Pauline raised a very good point when asked about the reasons for attending the training program:

She attended the Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R & Introduction to Machine Learning using R training workshops and obtained knowledge and skills that are applicable to her research. 

Speaking about how impactful the courses, tools, and infrastructure are, Pauline considered our training courses very valuable to High Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers. Pauline said,

She also appreciated the free access to digital skills training workshops and the fact that it is bridging the gap between basic and advanced programming skills.

In terms of training resources online, Pauline found the self-paced courses less engaging and distracting at times, whereas our instructor-led training is preferable because attendees will commit time to learning from a narrative environment.

Pauline also expressed strong interest in attending face-to-face workshops in the future. 

This interview and article are jointly prepared by NCI and Intersect.