We will release classes 2, 3, 4, and 5 at approximately the same time (Monday noon NZ time) in the upcoming weeks, and send reminder announcements.
The course includes the following resources:
- the Weka software; Lesson 1.2 gives downloading instructions (we are using version 3.6.11)
- videos, one per lesson, on YouTube
- the videos include captions (English and Chinese), which can be turned on in YouTube
- we recommend viewing in HD format, again a YouTube control
- slides used in the videos (PDF format)
- text files containing transcripts of the videos
- activities that follow each lesson
- access to selected excerpts from Data Mining (3rd Edition) - plus you can buy a discounted copy from the publisher
- mid-course assessment (opens 9 July, in Week 2)
- final assessment (opens 28 July, in Week 5)
- announcement forum, blog, twitter feed (available from the course website)
- discussion forum: Teaching Assistants will be available to help you. Primarily this will be in English but some of the Assistants have said they can also help in other languages.
for Chinese participants:
- videos on Youku
- one version with captions in Chinese (another with English captions is available on our Youku channel)
Some notes for participants:
- work through the videos and activities at your own pace, in your own time
- a new class appears every week; old classes will remain available until the course closes
- in theory, you could leave all your learning to the last week (we don't recommend this!)
- please subscribe to the announcement forum if you haven't already done so: this is the best way to stay up-to-date with the course (click on
- only the mid-course and final assessments count towards the Statement of Completion
- feel free to install Weka in advance, but please ensure that you have version 3.6.11
- if you already know something about Weka, feel free to skip the first class (or two)
- during the videos, it may help to follow with Weka on your own computer ("click along with Ian")
- the course should take 2–3 hours/week (3–4 hours if you do the optional reading).
Please help us by filling out the pre-course survey if you have not already done so.
cheers, and good luck