Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Online Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics Labs

Spyridon Doukakis, Aristidis G. Vrahatis, Themis Exarchos, Maria Hadjinicolaou, Panagiotis Vlamos, Chrystalla Mouza

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


In recent years, online laboratories have become highly integrated into the educational process due to the development of distance learning tools as well as circumstances associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of a master’s degree program in bioinformatics and neuroinformatics, in the academic years 2020–2021 and 2021–2022, the mandatory module “Laboratory Education (LE)” included 9 labs which transitioned to online delivery. A questionnaire was administered to all participants examining their self-reported learning as well as their satisfaction with each lab, the educational material associated with each lab, as well as the facilitator in each lab. A total of 73 postgraduate students completed the questionnaire. According to the results, the overall satisfaction from each laboratory ranged from 3.94 to 4.49/5.00. Furthermore, there is a variety of values in self-reported learning ranging from 23 to 50/50. Finally, although 7 out of 10 students indicated they are satisfied with the distance structure of LE, 8 out of 10 say they prefer LE to be carried out with a physical presence in the labs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-37
Number of pages17
JournalInternational journal of online and biomedical engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023


  • Bioinformatics
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Online labs
  • Postgraduate students
  • Remote labs
  • Satisfaction
  • Self-reported learning
  • Virtual labs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Online Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics Labs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this