Coursera.org is a fantastic resource for free online classes taught by leading universities. While no credit hours are attached to them, many give certificates of completion at the end of the course, which may be useful material to add to your CV.
Some upcoming courses that may be of interest to Bioinformatics students are listed below with their start dates and duration in weeks:
- May 28th (10 weeks): Scientific Computing
- May 28th (10 weeks): Computational Methods for Data Analysis
- June 3rd (8 weeks): Introduction to Systematic Program Design – Part 1
- June 3rd (6 weeks): Introduction to Systems Biology
- June 18th (6 weeks): Discrete Optimization
- June 24th (7 weeks): Computational Molecular Evolution
- July 1st (6 weeks): Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression
- July (no date) (6 weeks): Programmed Cell Death
- July 22nd (6 weeks): Case-Based Introduction to Biostatistics
MIT OpenCourseware (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
EdX.org is a web-based initiative with many participating schools including Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown. The courses are free, and you can obtain a certificate of Mastery in most courses. A few upcoming courses of potential interest might be:
Google Developer’s University Consortium contains a large collection of materials for learning programming in a variety of languages.