I do not know if that is the right question in the right place or not I found that coursera is a good place for distance learning, and here in the Biostar where a keen people in bioinformatics exists. So can they help to put some kind of syllabus that one can apply for gradually courses to take him from being novice to be a little advanced in bioinformatics filed for example: "you first should take algebra course then statistics, and give link to that courses in coursera" , and also there is a good paper that i found here PLOS in another post that could help in putting that Bioinformatics syllabus from online video resources.
my apologies if that is not adequate question.
there is a course now offered in coursera can be found here
An old question, but I think this is a follow up to it. Below maybe a good answer:
whatever you will learn, you need to practice it on real data (The devil is in the detail :) ).
This is a solid path for those of you who want to complete a Bioinformatics course on your own time, for free, with courses from the best universities in the World.
In our curriculum, we give preference to MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) style courses because these courses were created with our style of learning in mind.
To become a bioinformatician, you have to learn quiet a lot of science, so be ready for subjects like; Biology, Chemistry, etc....