I am now
in the final stages of analysing my data from the second and third
portions of my PhD research. And this couldn't be happening soon
enough, as I'm preparing for two conferences in the second half of the
year. Again, I will be returning to the Institute of Australian Geographers conference, this time in Melbourne. I am also very excited at having a paper accepted for presentation at the annual Royal Geographical Society conference in London, UK.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - Statistical Learning
have had my first experience with a 'MOOC' - a new phenomenon of online
learning, centred around university-level courses that are delivered
free online to anyone who wishes to participate. My course
was delivered by Stanford Online,
and included 10 weeks of video tutorials, quizzes and private reading.
The course was challenging and provided me with a sound theoretical
basis for many statistical procedures (i.e. it was a great refresher
opportunity!). I would recommend these courses to others seeking to
expand their knowledge in a peripheral area of study.