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How To Successfully Teach Computing Disciplines To The Uninitiated

How can you turn a student with little background in computation into a competent programming computer user? Could the solution be R and data science.
This topic is addressed in a research paper on how SciNet, the supercomputer department of the University of Toronto, teaches Computing Disciplines to graduate students in emerging computational fields such as biology and medical science.

Toronto University specifics aside, the research paper contains valuable insight on how to construct a successful course on just about any subject in general.SciNet despite not a teaching department but rather a research consortium, offers this course to the University's students in partnership with other University departments such as the Institute of Medical Science, the Physics Department or the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences.

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