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Complex Engineered Technology Systems
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Introduction to Complex Systems Design
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Modular Arithmetic – The Algebra of Remainders
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In mathematics, modular arithmetic is a system of arithmetic for integers, where numbers “wrap around” upon reaching a certain value—the modulus (plural moduli). The modern approach to modular arithmetic was developed by Carl Friedrich Gauss in his book Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, published in 1801.

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Become A Logical Mathematical Thinker
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The main objective of this course is to empower students to with skills for proofs of propositions and theorems.

This course bridges the gap between introductory mathematics courses in algebra, linear algebra, calculus and advanced courses like mathematical analysis and abstract algebra.

Another objective is to pose interesting problems that require you to learn how to manipulate the fundamental objects of mathematics: sets, functions, sequences, and relations.

The topics discussed in this course are the following:

  1. mathematical puzzles
  2. propositional logic
  3. predicate logic
  4. elementary set theory
  5. elementary number theory
  6. principles of counting.

The most important aspect of this course is that you will learn what it means to prove a mathematical proposition. We accomplish this by putting you in an environment with mathematical objects whose structure is rich enough to have interesting propositions.

The environments we use are propositions and predicates, finite sets and relations, integers, fractions and rational numbers, and infinite sets.

Each topic in this course is standard except for the first one, puzzles. There are several reasons for including puzzles. First and foremost, a challenging puzzle can be a microcosm of mathematical development. A great puzzle is like a laboratory for proving propositions. The puzzler initially feels the tension that comes from not knowing how to start just as the mathematician feels when first investigating a topic or trying to solve a problem. The mathematician “plays” with the topic or problem, developing conjectures which he/she then tests in some special cases. Similarly, the puzzler “plays” with the puzzle. Sometimes the conjectures turn out to be provable, but often they do not, and the mathematician goes back to playing. At some stage, the puzzler (mathematician) develops sufficient sense of the structure and only then can he begin to build the solution (prove the theorem).

This multi-step process is perfectly mirrored in solving the KenKen problems this course presents. Some aspects of the solutions motivate ideas you will encounter later in the course. For example, modular congruence is a standard topic in number theory, and it is also useful in solving some KenKen problems. Another reason for including puzzles is to foster creativity.

 

Course Information

Welcome to Become A Logical-Mathematical Thinker!  Below, please find some general information on the course and its requirements.

Time Commitment: While learning styles can vary considerably and any particular student will take more or less time to learn or read, we estimate that the “average” student will take 112.25 hours to complete this course.  We recommend that you work through the course at a pace that is comfortable for you and allows you to make regular (daily, or at least weekly) progress. It’s a good idea to also schedule your study time in advance and try as best as you can to stick to that schedule.

Tips/Suggestions: Learning new material can be challenging, so below we’ve compiled a few suggested study strategies to help you succeed.

Take notes on the various terms, practices, and theories as you read. This can help you differentiate and contextualize concepts and later provide you with a refresher as you study.

As you progress through the materials, take time to test yourself on what you have retained and how well you understand the concepts. The process of reflection is important for creating a memory of the materials you learn; it will increase the probability that you ultimately retain the information.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Read and dissect proofs of elementary propositions related to discrete mathematical objects such as integers, finite sets, graphs and relations, and functions.
  • Translate verbal statements into symbolic ones by using the elements of mathematical logic.
  • Determine when a proposed mathematical argument is logically correct.
  • Determine when a compound sentence is a tautology, a contradiction, or a contingency.
  • Translate riddles and other brainteasers into the language of predicates and propositions.
  • Solve problems related to place value, divisors, and remainders.
  • Use modular arithmetic to solve various equations, including quadratic equations in Z6, Z7, Z11 and Diophantine equations.
  • Prove and use the salient characteristics of the rational, irrational, and real number systems to verify properties of various number systems.
  • Use mathematical induction to construct proofs of propositions about sets of positive integers.
  • Classify relations as being reflexive, symmetric, antisymmetric, transitive, a partial ordering, a total ordering, or an equivalence relation.
  • Determine if a relation is a function, and if so, whether or not it is a bijection.
  • Manipulate finite and infinite sets by using functions and set operations.
  • Determine if a set is finite, countable, or uncountable.
  • Use the properties of countable and uncountable sets in various situations.
  • Recognize some standard countable and uncountable sets.
  • Determine and effectively use an appropriate counting tool to find the number of objects in a finite set.

Throughout this course, you’ll also see related learning outcomes identified in each unit. You can use the learning outcomes to help organize your learning and gauge your progress.

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Become Cognitive Bias Alert
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Become A Fallacy Spotter
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Become a Critical Thinker of Note
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Become An Amazing Nutrition Myth Buster
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There are so many things that have been passed down generations and we just accept them without empirical evidence. So many nutrition myths exist and these have an influence on our livelihood, how we eat, how we exercise.

In this course we are going to BUST those myths and know the truth backed by evidence.

To start, you need to take the True/False quiz below and then go into each of the lessons.

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Become Amazing At Time and Stress Management
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Time management and stress management are two key components to succeeding in life. Creating a system to identify, evaluate, and eliminate distractors and stressors will lead to a more productive and efficient life, inside and outside of work. In this course, you will learn how to earn more time and be less stressed.

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Become An IoT Guru With Intel
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Become A Data Science Bootcamp Graduate – Part 2
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Check out the Data Warehouse Insider blog and the Big Data Bootcamp website to access supporting materials and the data sets discussed in this series.

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Become A Data Science Bootcamp Graduate – Part 1
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To access the data sets and example code for Data Science Bootcamp I, click on the link provided below.

Data Sets and Example Code   |    Data Science Bootcamp

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Become An Information Security Specialist
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This course focuses on the fundamentals of information security that are used in protecting both the information present in computer storage as well as information traveling over computer networks.

Interest in information security has been spurred by the pervasive use of computer-based applications such as information systems, databases, and the Internet. Information security has also emerged as a national goal in the United States and in other countries with national defense and homeland security implications. Information security is enabled through securing data, computers, and networks.

In this course, we will look into such topics as fundamentals of information security, computer security technology and principles, access control mechanisms, cryptography algorithms, software security, physical security, and security management and risk assessment. By the end of this course, you will be able to describe major information security issues and trends, and advise an individual seeking to protect his or her data.

 

Tips/Suggestions

Learning new material can be challenging, so below we’ve compiled a few suggested study strategies to help you succeed.

Take notes on the various terms, practices, and theories as you read. This can help you differentiate and contextualize concepts and later provide you with a refresher as you study.

As you progress through the materials, take time to test yourself on what you have retained and how well you understand the the concepts. The process of reflection is important for creating a memory of the materials you learn; it will increase the probability that you ultimately retain the information.

Although you may work through this course completely independently, you may find it helpful to connect with other MathsGee students through the discussion forums or study groups.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • explain the challenges and scope of information security;
  • explain such basic security concepts as confidentiality, integrity, and availability, which are used frequently in the field of information security;
  • explain the importance of cryptographic algorithms used in information security in the context of the overall information technology (IT) industry;
  • identify and explain symmetric algorithms for encryption-based security of information;
  • identify and explain public-key based asymmetric algorithms for encryption-based security of information;
  • describe the access control mechanism used for user authentication and authorization;
  • describe Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) as a common solution enabling security of many applications, including all Internet-based commerce;
  • describe securing Internet Protocol (IP) communications by using Internet Protocol Security (IPSec);
  • explain the importance of physical security and discuss ways to improve physical security of an enterprise;
  • explain the use of such security tools as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems;
  • explain malicious software issues such as those introduced by software-based viruses and worms;
  • explain common software security issues such as buffer overflow; and
  • describe the basic process of risk assessment in the context of overall IT security management.

Throughout this course, you’ll also see related learning outcomes identified in each unit. You can use the learning outcomes to help you organize your learning and gauge your progress.

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Become A Comptia N+ Specialist – N10-007
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Become A CompTIA A+ Specialist
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Become A SARS Tax Compliant Individual
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Become A South African Weather Guru
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Become a South African Climate Expert
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Become a Linear Algebra Expert
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This course may well be one of your first mathematics classes that bridges the gap between the mainly computation-oriented lower division classes and the abstract mathematics encountered in more advanced mathematics courses. The goal of this class is  threefold:

  1. You will learn Linear Algebra, which is one of the most widely used mathematical theories around.  Linear Algebra finds applications in virtually every area of mathematics, including Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, and Probability Theory.  It is also widely applied in fields like physics, chemistry, economics, psychology, and engineering.  You are even relying on methods from Linear Algebra every time you use an Internet search like Google, the Global Positioning System (GPS), or a cellphone.
  2. You will acquire computational skills to solve linear systems of equations, perform operations on matrices, calculate eigenvalues, and find determinants of matrices.
  3. In the setting of Linear Algebra, you will be introduced to abstraction.  We will develop the theory of Linear Algebra together, and you will learn to write proofs.

The lessons will mainly develop the theory of Linear Algebra, and the discussion sessions will focus on the computational aspects.

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Become An Expert Shares Investor
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Your guide to the world of investing

Whether you are looking for some tips on investing or just to brush up on the latest jargon, find it in this course.

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Become A Human Development Reporting Expert
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This course has been created for anyone involved in writing a national or regional human development report.

It offers a concise, step by step overview of the whole reporting process, from theme selection, through report preparation and project oversight, to a communication strategy.

Each national and regional human development report is different in scope, analysis and background and so there can be no “one size fits all” set of instructions. Instead this course looks at the overall process and some of the key steps and decisions that are required during the preparation of every report. It offers advice and resources that we hope will be useful to those involved with a report, particularly the members of a report team.

This course should be taken in conjunction with UN guidelines which stress the importance, for every human development report, of impartial high quality analysis; strong local ownership built on inclusive engagement; and an effective communications strategy to ensure a report makes an impact.

 

What are National and Regional Human Development Reports?

Since 1992 over 700 other human development reports have been prepared since 1992 at national, regional and local levels from in 135 countries.

National and regional Human Development Reports represent a locally led movement for change. The production of the reports contributes significantly to national capacities to gather and analyses data relevant to human development. Through excellence in research – in an atmosphere of editorial independence – Human Development reporting transforms goals for poverty reduction and human development into benchmarks, plans and approaches for national, regional and international action. The reports make recommendations for change that generate attention and debate among stakeholders and policy makers, and they raise public awareness of ideas about human development. They promote resource mobilization in key areas of development and trigger responses to the needs of the most vulnerable in society. Reports – and the process of preparing them – can trigger broad discussions in a country or region that bring together many disparate voices. They offer both a means of gathering intelligence on a nation’s development priorities as well a means of developing innovative, and locally-owned, ways to address these priorities. As such the reports can be especially helpful to an organisation like UNDP that wishes to maintain an influential, yet apolitical, presence in a country or region.

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Become The Best Online Radio Platform
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Secrets Of A Successful Radio Website
New ways to improve your radio station website and how to do more with less.

Table of Contents
Lesson 1 – Turning On-Air Listening Into Online Traffic
Lesson 2 – Saving Time With Content Syndication
Lesson 3 – Optimizing Your Social Media
Lesson 4 – Driving Traffic With Search

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Become An Organizational Behaviour Expert
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Welcome to the course, “Become An Organizational Behaviour Expert”. General information on the course and its requirements can be found below.

 

Course Description

Detailed study of how people interact in organizations, delving into the factors that have the greatest impact on organizational behavior. Topics range from managing individuals and understanding group dynamics to managing conflict and initiating change.

 

Getting Started

After familiarizing yourself with the following course syllabus, enroll in this course using the “Take This Course” button. Once enrolled, navigate to Unit 1 of the course to read the Unit Introduction and Unit 1 Learning Outcomes. Links and instructions for all unit specific course resources will follow the introductory materials.

 

Evaluation and Minimum Passing Scores

In order to pass this course, you will need to earn an average mark of 80% or higher on the . Your scores will be tabulated as soon as you complete the course. If you do not pass the course on your first attempt, you may take it again as many times as needed.

Throughout the course you may find practice quizzes or other assignments that will help you master material and gauge your learning. Scores on these assignments contribute to your overall course grade.

 

Technical Requirements

This course is delivered fully online. You will be required to have access to a computer or web-capable mobile device and have consistent access to the internet to either view or download the necessary course resources and to attempt any auto-graded course assessments and the final exam.

To access the full course including assessments and the final exam, you will need to be logged into your MathsGee account and enrolled in the course. If you do not already have an account, you may create one, free of charge, here. Although you can access some course resources without being logged into your account, it’s advised that you login to maximize your course experience. For example, the accessibility and progress tracking features are only available when you are logged in.

 

Time Commitment

While learning styles can vary considerably and any particular student will take more or less time to learn or read, we estimate that the “average” student will take 120.75 hours to complete this course. Each overall unit, resource, and activity within the course is similarly tagged with an estimated time advisory. We recommend that you work through the course at a pace that is comfortable for you and allows you to make regular (daily, or at least weekly) progress. It’s a good idea to also schedule your study time in advance and try as best as you can to stick to that schedule.

It may be useful to take a look at these time advisories, to determine how much time you have over the next few weeks to complete each unit, and then to set goals for yourself. Perhaps you can sit down with your calendar and decide to complete the introduction to Subunit 1.1 and Subunit 1.1.1 (a total of 3.5 hours) on Monday night; Subunits 1.1.2 through 1.1.4 (a total of 3.25 hours) on Tuesday night; Subunit 1.2 (4 hours) on Wednesday; Subunit 1.3 (a total of 3.25 hours) etc.

 

Tips/Suggestions

Learning new material can be challenging, so below we’ve compiled a few suggested study strategies to help you succeed.

Take notes on the various terms, practices, and theories as you read. This can help you differentiate and contextualize concepts and later provide you with a refresher as you study.

As you progress through the materials, take time to test yourself on what you have retained and how well you understand the the concepts. The process of reflection is important for creating a memory of the materials you learn; it will increase the probability that you ultimately retain the information.

Although you may work through this course completely independently, you may find it helpful to connect with other MathsGee students through the discussion forums or study groups.

Pay special attention to Unit 1, as it will lay the ground work for understanding the more advanced, explanatory material presented in the latter units.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • define organizational behavior (OB)
  • relate organizational behavior to organizational success
  • identify and analyze current trends in organizational behavior
  • differentiate among different types of diversity and the benefits of each to organizations
  • discuss globalization and the cross-cultural challenges of the workplace
  • discuss the effects of physical and mental environments on workers
  • assess workplace behavior as a product of attitudes toward work
  • discuss elements that influence a person’s perception
  • evaluate emotional intelligence and relate it to individual performance
  • correlate the effects of motivation on performance
  • illustrate what a manager can do to improve motivation
  • outline various approaches to job design
  • compare and contrast groups and teams
  • describe and identify group and team development
  • explain group dynamics
  • explain the benefits and costs of teams from the organization’s perspective
  • discuss the skills required for working effectively in teams
  • identify and discuss interpersonal communication styles within groups and teams
  • compare and contrast leadership and management
  • assess the impact of various leadership approaches on organizational effectiveness;
  • define power
  • differentiate among the sources of power
  • identify and describe the factors of organizational politics
  • describe the various types of conflict
  • explain how to effectively manage conflict and to resolve conflict with others
  • summarize and employ negotiation strategies
  • define organizational structure
  • identify the basic types of organizational structure
  • describe organizational change, methods for accomplishing change within an organization, and the skills necessary for implementing change
  • summarize resistance to change
  • articulate the meaning and importance of organizational culture
  • relate how and why successful organizations manage their culture

Throughout this course, you’ll also see related learning outcomes identified in each unit. You can use the learning outcomes to help organize your learning and gauge your progress.

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Become An Accountant
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Become Amazing At Grade 12 Mathematics – Term 2
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Course Information:

Course Grade 12 Mathematics – Term 2 Revision
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Mindset Learn
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Grade 11 Mathematics

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Become A Molecular and Cellular Biology Sensei
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A detailed introduction to molecular biology, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, water, and other compounds that make up the cell. Particular emphasis on the cell membrane, mitosis and meiosis, genetics and gene expression, transcription and translation, and cellular metabolism.

 

CLICK HERE TO START 

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Become Amazing At Grade 12 Mathematics – Term 1
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Course Information:

Course Grade 12 Mathematics – Term 1 Revision
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Mindset Learn
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Grade 11 Mathematics

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Become A Personal Credit Management Guru
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Course Information:

Course Become A Personal Credit Management Guru
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute To Be Announced
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

What is this course about?

This course was compiled by MathsGee using publicly available information provided by Transunion. It is an aggregation of frequently asked questions around the subject of “Credit Scores”.

Credit is readily available via banks and retail stores thus it is important that consumers understand what the implication of their financial actions yield in terms of their credit rating.

transunion-za-mathsgee

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to take time and understand how:

  • Credit Bureaus work (we used Transunion as a case study)
  • Their credit score is calculated
  • To improve their current credit score
  • Protect themselves from “Identity Theft”

 

How long does it take to complete the course?

This is a self paced course that is open to the public for FREE. The course can be taken in any order there is no set sequence of lessons, just start anywhere and learn as much as you can.

 

Important Links:

Get Your Credit Report & Score for FREE

Protect your TrueIdentity

Transunion’s Credit Report, Alerts and Score

Get Your Anytime Credit Report.

Car Value Report

Business Credit Report 

 

 

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Become a Pick n Pay Franchise Owner
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Course Information:

Course Become a Pick n Pay Franchise Owner
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute To Be Announced
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

What is this course about?

Pick n Pay has a thriving franchise element that interested entrepreneurs can become involved in.

This course has all the information you need to know to start on the exciting path of owning a Pick n Pay franchise.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone with interest in starting a PicknPay franchise business.

 

How long is this course?

This is a self-paced course and does not prescribe duration. Take your time to understand the PicknPay philosophy and how you can become part of this great South African story.

Reference: PicknPay Online 

 

Pick n Pay Quick Links

– Find store & opening hours

– Online shopping

– Catalogues

– Smart Shopper

– Specials

– Online Security

– What Pick n Pay is doing

– What you can do

– Sustainability Reports

– Ackerman Pick n Pay
Foundation

– Small Business Incubator

 

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Become A South African Land Reform Guru
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Course Information:

Course Become A South African Land Reform Guru
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute To Be Announced
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

This Course is an 8-part series discussing land reform to try and clear up some of the misperceptions pertaining to the subject. The 8-part series was put together by the South African Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies’ (PLAAS’)Prof Ruth Hall and Prof Ben Cousins in association with The Nelson Mandela Foundation.

 

Who Should Take This Course?

The course was originally created as a crash course for journalists to fully understand the topic of land reform in South Africa, however it has been opened up to the public to consume and use this as a basis to have meaningful discourse.

 

Duration

This course takes half a day as a workshop, but is self-paced for the online version.

 

Background

PLAAS has, since 1995, provided independent evidence-based policy advice and engaged in public debate about land reform and related matters. Overwhelmed by demands to engage with the media, PLAAS created this course.

This course seeks to clear the muddy waters around land reform, and equip journalists with the tools to interrogate both land reform policies and the various statements politicians, activists, farmers and others make about land reform. The course clarifies issues around the ‘willing buyer, willing seller’ principle, land expropriation, budgets for land acquisition and farmer support, farm evictions, women’s land rights, traditional leaders and traditional councils, foreign land ownership and more.

The course also provides journalists with useful reference material to use when covering land reform issues, and ideas about key land reform questions that are not being answered by current land reform policy and practice.

In each area, we aim to provide background to the controversial issues; what was meant to be done (legal and policy requirements); what has actually been done (implementation and outcomes); the spectrum of options and opinions; and ideas for media stories and questions to be addressed.

 

Discussion

 

Syllabus

1. History & Politics of Land Dispossession
2. Land Redistribution
3. Land Restitution
4. Post Settlement Support & Agrarian Reform
5. Communal Areas & Traditional Authorities
6. Farm Dwellers & Labour Tenants
7. Urban Land Reform
8. The “Property Clause” in the Constitution

Submission to the Constitutional Review Committee – PLAAS

Narratives of scarcity: Framing the global land rush

Photo Credit: GrainSA

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Become Neural Network Woke For Non-Mathematicians
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Course Information:

Course Become Neural Network Woke For Non-Mathematicians
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute To Be Announced
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Mathematical Literacy

Getting woke is like being in the Matrix and taking the red pill. You get a sudden understanding of what’s really going on and find out you were wrong about much of what you understood to be truth.

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Become a Neural Networks for Machine Learning Specialist
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Course Information:

Course Become a Neural Networks for Machine Learning Specialist
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute To Be Announced
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Mathematical Literacy and Statistics

 

Lecturer: Geoffrey Hinton

About this course: Learn about artificial neural networks and how they’re being used for machine learning, as applied to speech and object recognition, image segmentation, modeling language and human motion, etc. We’ll emphasize both the basic algorithms and the practical tricks needed to get them to work well.

To take the official course and earn a certificate, visit Coursera. 

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Become a Machine Learning Guru
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Course Information:

Course Become a Machine Learning Guru
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic linear algebra and statistics

Lecturer: Andrew Ng 

Founder and CEO of Landing.AI; Managing Director of AI Fund; Founder of deeplearning.ai, Adjunct Professor of Stanford

If you want a certificate associated with this course then take the full course on Coursera.

 

About this course: Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Machine learning is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it. Many researchers also think it is the best way to make progress towards human-level AI.

 

In this class, you will learn about the most effective machine learning techniques, and gain practice implementing them and getting them to work for yourself. More importantly, you’ll learn about not only the theoretical underpinnings of learning, but also gain the practical know-how needed to quickly and powerfully apply these techniques to new problems. Finally, you’ll learn about some of Silicon Valley’s best practices in innovation as it pertains to machine learning and AI.

 

This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning, datamining, and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include: (i) Supervised learning (parametric/non-parametric algorithms, support vector machines, kernels, neural networks). (ii) Unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, deep learning). (iii) Best practices in machine learning (bias/variance theory; innovation process in machine learning and AI). The course will also draw from numerous case studies and applications, so that you’ll also learn how to apply learning algorithms to building smart robots (perception, control), text understanding (web search, anti-spam), computer vision, medical informatics, audio, database mining, and other areas.

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Become An Amazing Sudoku Player
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Course Information:

Course Become An Amazing Sudoku Player
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute To Be Announced
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

Play Free Sudoku Now!

Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games of all time. The goal of Sudoku is to fill a 9×9 grid with numbers so that each row, column and 3×3 section contain all of the digits between 1 and 9. As a logic puzzle, Sudoku is also an excellent brain game. If you play Sudoku daily, you will soon start to see improvements in your concentration and overall brain power. Start a game now. Within no time Sudoku will be your favorite free online game.

About Sudoku

The popular Japanese puzzle game Sudoku is based on the logical placement of numbers. An online game of logic, Sudoku doesn’t require any calculation nor special math skills; all that is needed are brains and concentration.

How to play Sudoku

The goal of Sudoku is to fill in a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, row, and 3×3 section contain the numbers between 1 to 9. At the beginning of the game, the 9×9 grid will have some of the squares filled in. Your job is to use logic to fill in the missing digits and complete the grid. Don’t forget, a move is incorrect if:

  • Any row contains more than one of the same number from 1 to 9
  • Any column contains more than one of the same number from 1 to 9
  • Any 3×3 grid contains more than one of the same number from 1 to 9

Sudoku Tips

Sudoku is a fun puzzle game once you get the hang of it. At the same time, learning to play Sudoku can be a bit intimidating for beginners. So, if you are a complete beginner, here are a few Sudoku tips that you can use to improve your Sudoku skills.

  • Tip 1: Look for rows, columns of 3×3 sections that contain 5 or more numbers. Work through the remaining empty cells, trying the numbers that have not been used. In many cases, you will find numbers that can only be placed in one position considering the other numbers that are already in its row, column, and 3×3 grid.
  • Tip 2: Break the grid up visually into 3 columns and 3 rows. Each large column will have 3, 3×3 grids and each row will have 3, 3×3 grids. Now, look for columns or grids that have 2 of the same number. Logically, there must be a 3rd copy of the same number in the only remaining 9-cell section. Look at each of the remaining 9 positions and see if you can find the location of the missing number.

Now that you know a little more about Sudoku, play and enjoy this free online game.

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Become An IoT Builder with Arduino
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An IoT Builder with Arduino
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute To Be Announced
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy
WHAT IS ARDUINO?
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects.
ARDUINO BOARD
Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
ARDUINO SOFTWARE
You can tell your Arduino what to do by writing code in the Arduino programming language and using the Arduino development environment.

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Become An AI Expert With The Microsoft AI Show
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An AI Expert With The Microsoft AI Show
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute To Be Announced
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

 

 

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the AI Show. In this show you get to learn all about Data science and how to use Microsoft products to help you do data science. This show is not only for data scientists, though, it is also for developers interested in infusing AI into their applications as well.

We would love your show suggestions and comments!

 

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Become a Chatbot Builder
Expires After: Does not Expire

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Course Information:

Course Become a Chatbot Builder
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute IBM – DNA Africa
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

Chatbots are conversational robots that simulate conversation, and can interact with both users and services. Through Cloud and Cognitive Computing, you can open up your chatbot to countless creative applications.

Imagine if you could build a chatbot that understands how someone is feeling. Your chatbot could play music or make suggestions to help them feel happier.

What you will learn
  1. Design Thinking
  2. Art of Conversation
  3. Create your own Chatbot
  4. Science of Tones and Emotions
  • AUDIENCE: Anyone who wants to learn how to build a chatbot
  • COURSE LEVEL: Beginner
  • TIME TO COMPLETE: 5 – 6 Hours
  • LANGUAGE: English

** Have you heard of the #IBM Digital Nation Africa Iniative? Do you want to explore how you can learn about AI and #machinelearning with #IBMWatson ? Go to http://ibm.biz/stemyouth-mathsgee-dna

 

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Become An IBM Cloud Services Guru
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An IBM Cloud Guru
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute IBM – DNA Africa
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

IBM’s innovative cloud computing platform combines platform as a service (PaaS) with infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and includes a rich catalog of cloud services that can be easily integrated with PaaS and IaaS to build business applications rapidly.

IBM Cloud (formerly Bluemix) has deployments that fit your needs whether you are a small business that plans to scale, or a large enterprise that requires additional isolation. You can develop in a cloud without borders, where you can connect your private services to the public IBM Cloud services available from IBM. You and your team can access the apps, services, and infrastructure in IBM Cloud and use existing data, systems, processes, PaaS tools, and IaaS tools. Developers can tap into the rapidly growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks to build applications using polyglot programming approaches.

 

You can learn more on http://ibm.biz/stemyouth-mathsgee-dna

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Become Aware of IBM Digital-Nation Africa
Expires After: Does not Expire

What is IBM Digital – Nation Africa ?

IBM has invested $70 million (approximately ZAR 945 million) in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa.

The initiative, “IBM Digital – Nation Africa”, provides a cloud-based learning platform designed to provide free skills development programs for up to 25 million African youths over five years, enabling digital competence and nurturing innovation in Africa.

This is part of IBM’s global push to build the next generation of skills needed for “New Collar” careers.  “New Collar” is a term used by IBM to describe new kinds of careers that do not always require a four-year college degree but rather sought-after skills in cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence, cloud, and much more.

For the youth of Africa to be able to benefit from a cognitive future there needs to be a much higher level of digital literacy. At the top of the skills pyramid are developers, who need to know how to create solutions that can leverage the power of cognitive, and entrepreneurs who are aware of the potential. IBM Digital – Nation Africa is designed to help raise overall digital literacy, increase the number of skilled developers able to tap into cognitive engines and enable entrepreneurs and would be entrepreneurs grow businesses around the new solutions.

Through a free, cloud-based online learning environment delivered on IBM Bluemix, the premier cloud platform for business, the initiative will provide a range of programs from basic IT literacy to highly sought-after advanced IT skills including social engagement, digital privacy, and cyber protection.

Advanced users will be able to explore career-oriented IT topics including programming, cybersecurity, data science and agile methodologies, as well as important business skills like critical thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The initiative aims to empower African citizens, entrepreneurs, and communities with the knowledge and tools to design, develop, and launch their own digital solutions.

Based on Watson, the cognitive online system will adapt and learn. It will review the multiple interactions the education initiative will have with students, to help direct them to the right courses and help IBM refine the courses to better adapt the material for the needs of the users. Watson will also create a depth of knowledge using anonymous information gathered from interactions with the students. This will help entrepreneurs and developers understand which current Bluemix solutions best meet their needs and refine their idea to help them design a solution that has greatest market potential.

With the aim of equipping as many as 25 million people with sought after IT skills over the next five years, the program will be launched from IBM’s regional offices in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, and Egypt. This will enable the expansion of the initiative across the continent.

Africa has approximately 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24. By 2040, the continent is expected to be home to the world’s largest labor force, with an estimated working age population of 1 billion (*State of Education in Africa Report 2015). Yet many African companies cite a local skills gap as one of the major bottlenecks to growth. In South Africa alone, where more than a quarter of the workforce is unemployed, businesses struggle to find appropriate skills, particularly in the IT field.

“IBM sees effective, high quality IT education as a key driver of economic vitality in Africa. Through access to open standards, best practices, IBM tools, and course materials, the broad scope of this initiative will enable vital skills development”, says Hamilton Ratshefola, country general manager for IBM South Africa. “In order to find solutions to Africa’s challenges, industries across the spectrum need to enable the existing and future workforce to perform at the forefront of technologies such as cognitive and cloud computing. This will be the key to spurring economic growth.”

The initiative will provide access to thousands of resources, in English, free of charge, including:

  • Ready-to-use mobile apps
  • Guides – web guides, demonstrations, interactive simulations, video series, and articles
  • Online Assessments – A range of self-assessment tests to track the progress of individuals, together with industry recognized ‘Open Badges’ aligned to digital competencies. The badges can then be shared with prospective employers
  • Volunteers – Creation of a volunteer program to support and promote digital literacy within their communities
  • App Marketplace – Provision of a platform on which new applications can either be made freely available or sold.

The initiative will be supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which has a special focus on fostering market-driven ICT skills in Africa and the Middle East. IBM will collaborate with UNDP on opportunities for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills delivery, certification, and accreditation. UNDP will work with their network of existing government partnerships to extend the program throughout Africa.

UNDP’s 2015 Human Development Report highlighted that technology is affecting the nature of work by introducing new ways of communicating, new products and new demands for skills. New technologies are also reinforcing and deepening previous trends in economic globalization, bringing workers and businesses into a global network through outsourcing and global value chains.

“These processes are reshaping work and testing national and international policies. In an attempt to address this global challenge here in South Africa, as well as in other priority countries in Africa. UNDP is pleased to leverage its global presence, development knowledge, and long standing partnerships to provide context, traction and scale to this collaboration with IBM,” says Mr. Walid Badawi, UNDP Country Director in South Africa.

IBM has a direct presence in 24 African countries and has made several significant investments on the continent in recent years, including offices, innovation centers and other advanced facilities. The company has a research laboratory in Nairobi, Kenya and opened a second research facility in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016.

In 2015, IBM rolled out a major initiative to expand its Africa Technical Academy and Africa University Program, providing advanced skills in cloud, analytics, and big data technologies, reaching today to over 150 academic institutions, in the continent. In September 2016, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training and IBM Morocco, for the launch of P-TECH program (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) in Morocco. P-tech is an innovative global education model, designed by IBM, in close partnership with American educators. The company is also working with dozens of start-ups in South Africa.

IBM has been present in Africa since the 1920’s, and has a long history of collaborating with educational institutions and providing transformational solutions focused on providing value to higher education and its contribution to society.

IBM engages with communities around the globe by offering its technology, services, and expertise to solve some of the world’s most complex problems, applying technology and expertise to societal issues such as education development.

https://developer.ibm.com/africa

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Become Acquinted with IBM Watson Analytics & API
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become Acquinted with IBM Watson
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute IBM
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

 

46
Become An IBM Automation Software Specialist
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An IBM Automation Software Specialist
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute IBM
MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

The IBM Automation Platform for Digital Business is an integrated platform of five automation capabilities that help business people drive virtually all types of automation projects at speed and scale.

You can automate repetitive human tasks, content management, process workflows, data capture and business decisions with the platform’s flexible, integrated capabilities.

 

https://www.ibm.com/automation/ibm-automation-platform-digital-business

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Become A DevOps Specialist with IBM Technology
Expires After: Does not Expire

DevOps is an approach to lean and agile software delivery that promotes closer collaboration between lines of business, development and IT operations. Historically, development and operations, and even testing, have been siloed operations. DevOps brings them together to improve agility and reduce the time needed to address customer feedback. With continuous delivery, continuous deployment and continuous monitoring of applications, you can:

  • Respond to the market faster and build engaging user experiences.
  • Scale DevOps successfully without disrupting your business.
  • Build a startup culture that brings business, development and operations together.

https://www.ibm.com/cloud/devops

48
Become a Goodness of Fit Fundi
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become a Goodness of Fit Fundi
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

49
Become An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Specialist
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Specialist
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

IL Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition en

50
Become A Two Sample Hypothesis Testing Expert
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become A Two Sample Hypothesis Testing Expert
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

51
Become A Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing Guru
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become A Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing Guru
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

52
Become A Classical Hypothesis Testing Expert
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become A Classical Hypothesis Testing Expert
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

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Become A Probability Ninja
Expires After: Does not Expire

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Become A Central Tendency & Dispersion Ninja
Expires After: Does not Expire

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Become An IBM Security Alpha Geek
Expires After: Does not Expire

What does it take to build a healthy security environment?Evolve your defenses with security that understands, reasons and learns.

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to understand:

  • What is Cybersecurity
  • Why Cybersecurity is important
  • How Cybersecurity can be applied across various industries

Credit: This course was created by IBM as part of their Digital – Nation Africa Initiative. 

MathsGee seeks to share information and has independently adapted it for this platform.

66
Become An IBM Blockchain Maven
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An IBM Blockchain Maven
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute IBM
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

 

What if we could track and authenticate a product or a transaction at each stage of their journey? Accelerate innovation and bring your concepts to life.

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to understand:

  • What is Blockchain
  • Why Blockchain is important
  • How Blockchain can be applied across various industries

Credit: This course was created by IBM as part of their Digital – Nation Africa Initiative. 

MathsGee seeks to share information and has independently adapted it for this platform.

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Become An IBM Internet of Things (IoT) Polymath
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An IBM Internet of Things (IoT) Polymath
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute IBM
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

A “thing” is any object with embedded electronics that can transfer data over a network —without any human interaction. See how IoT is reinventing the way we interact with the physical world.

 

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to understand:

  • What is Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Why IoT is important
  • How IoT can be applied across various industries

Credit: This course was created by IBM as part of their Digital – Nation Africa Initiative. 

MathsGee seeks to share information and has independently adapted it for this platform.

68
Become An IBM Cognitive & Artificial Intelligence Cognoscente
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An IBM Cognitive & Artificial Intelligence Cognoscente
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute IBM
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

With AI accelerate research and discovery, transform the way you work, and recommend with confidence.

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to understand:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Why AI is important
  • How AI can be applied across various industries

Credit: This course was created by IBM as part of their Digital – Nation Africa Initiative. 

MathsGee seeks to share information and has independently adapted it for this platform.

69
Become An IBM Data Science and Analytics Authority
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An IBM Data Science and Analytics Authority
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute IBM
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

Discover patterns in data and go beyond knowing what has happened to anticipating what is likely to happen next.

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to understand:

  • What is Data science & Analytics
  • Why Data science & Analytics is important
  • How Data science & Analytics can be applied across various industries

Credit: This course was created by IBM as part of their Digital – Nation Africa Initiative. 

MathsGee seeks to share information and has independently adapted it for this platform.

70
Become Fluent In Arabic
Expires After: Does not Expire

Interested in learning Arabic? You can kick-start your learning journey here.

In this section you will find resources that will enable you to master the Arabic sounds and letter in a very short time.

These activities have been designed to specifically assist your perception and production of the Arabic sounds.

 

 

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Become Aware Of The Sustainable Development Goals
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become Aware Of The Sustainable Development Goals
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

72
Become A Crowd-Sourced Innovation Process Expert
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become A Crowd-Sourced Innovation Expert
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

Each lesson presents an aspect of free and user innovation, with practical implications for managers. Customers should be at the centre of product innovation.

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Become Aware of Skills Required By Employers
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become Aware of Skills Required By Employers
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

74
Become A Spontaneous Pneumothorax Aficionado
Expires After: 3 Month(s)

This module focuses on spontaneous pneumothorax and is aimed at 3rd year medical students.

Prerequisite concepts:                     

 An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the thoracic structures.

Outcome:                                            

At the end of this module you should be able to recognise and manage a patient presenting with a spontaneous pneumothorax.

 

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Become A Home Based Care Virtuoso
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course will provide you with information and guidance to help you better care for the person you love who has dementia.

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Become A Time and Stress Management Expert
Expires After: Does not Expire

77
Become A Design & Development Studio Expert
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become A Design & Development Studio Expert
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

 

This instructional design class is about putting all that you learned together (learning theory, instructional design models, and technology) in preparation for your masters project.  In addition the three main new things we are focusing on in this class are: designing online learning (using moodle), creating or evaluating multimedia for learning (screencasts, videos,  animations and games), and constructivist & social instructional design techniques (such as problem-based learning, cases, games, simulations, web 2.0, etc.)

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Become A Strategic Information Technology Whizz
Expires After: Does not Expire

CLICK HERE TO START COURSE 

 

Course Information:

Course Become A Strategic Information Technology Whizz
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

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Become A Project Management Guru
Expires After: Does not Expire

CLICK HERE TO START COURSE 

Course Information:

Course Become A Project Management Guru
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

80
Become Safe Online (eSafety)
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become Safe Online (eSafety)
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

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Become A Node.js Sensei
Expires After: Does not Expire

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Become A Successful Unicorn Entrepreneur
Expires After: Does not Expire

Starting a business isn’t for everyone. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Starting a small business requires you to invest time, energy and patience.

But more than anything else a Start-up needs passion, commitment and a clear sense of purpose. If you have what it takes and are willing to do the difficult things, then you should start your own business.

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Become A Negotiations and Conflict Management Expert
Expires After: Does not Expire

CLICK HERE TO START COURSE

Course Information:

Course Become A Negotiations and Conflict Management Expert
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

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Become An Experienced Online Professional Learner
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become An Experienced Online Professional Learner
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute To Be Announced
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

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Become Aware Of Workplace Injury Laws
Expires After: Does not Expire

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Become An Organisational Behaviour Genius
Expires After: Does not Expire

101
Become An Electromagnetism Expert
Expires After: Does not Expire

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Become Aware Of Management of Tone & Spasticity After Stroke
Expires After: Does not Expire

Spasticity is a condition in which certain muscles are continuously contracted. This contraction causes stiffness or tightness of the muscles and can interfere with normal movement, speech and gait. Spasticity is usually caused by damage to the portion of the brain or spinal cord that controls voluntary movement.

Spasticity following a stroke occurs in about 30% of patients. The mechanisms underlying this disorder, however, are not well understood.

The module leads were Gillian Alexander (AHP Stroke Consultant, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde) and Mark Smith (AHP Consultant in Stroke, NHS Lothian).

Overview

Over the last nine months the Interactive Content team have worked in partnership with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) and NHS Scotland to produce the 19th e-learning stroke advancing module for the open access Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs) website.

Management of Tone & Spasticity After Stroke: A Role for Everyone

This training module focuses on providing healthcare professionals with an increased understanding of abnormal tone after stroke, how to identify tone changes, managing abnormal tone and specialist spasticity services.

The module was written by a team of authors led by Mark Smith, AHP Consultant in Stroke, NHS Lothian and Gillian Alexander, AHP Stroke Consultant, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The project was managed by Fran Bailey, e-learning project manager at CHSS. Jackie Aim was the project lead for the Interactive Content team.

Over the course of the nine months there were several author group meetings and workshops held at CHSS. The meetings included invaluable input from experienced professionals selected by CHSS. In addition to Mark and Gillian, the author group included:

  • Charlie Chung, Stroke Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, NHS Fife
  • Niall Hughes, Consultant Physician, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Susie Hughes, Advanced Specialist Orthotist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Irene Nicol, Specialist Nurse, NHS Lothian
  • Debbie Strang, Specialist Physiotherapist, NHS Lanarkshire

Once the content was finalised it was further reviewed by a number of top healthcare professionals across Scotland to ensure it met the learning outcomes.

Developing a module that focuses on tone and spasticity

The ‘Management of Tone & Spasticity After Stroke’ module is comprised of several different sections: normal movement and anatomy of muscle, treatment, specialist spasticity services, a fictional case study and the module test.

In the case scenario the learner follows Dave (virtual patient) in two different ways at the same time. This leads to different consequences and outcomes for muscle tone and spasticity in each version of Dave (similar to the film ‘Sliding Doors’). One version of Dave goes to an acute stroke unit and the other Dave goes to a general ward. In both versions Dave is seen at the accident and emergency department.

The decision was made early on that the best way to focus on understanding and identifying tone and spasticity would be to film a person who had actually experienced a stroke. Fran sourced a volunteer who was happy to be filmed, Allan Ritchie had taken part in filming before and features in the BMA highly commended ‘Self Help 4 Stroke’ resource. Mark Smith describes and shows us the details of Allan’s tone and spasticity, this illustrates the importance of identifying and managing tone. The filming was carried out by John Archer who has been previously involved in several CHSS video productions.

 

OERs

All of the 14 H5P OERs (open educational resources) contained within this module are Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licensed.

Copyright © Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and The University of Edinburgh 2017 CC BY-NC-SA

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Visit STARs website

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Become A Berry Connoisseur
Expires After: 3 Month(s)

Interactive Course: How Well Do you Know Your Berries?

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Become A Platform Strategy for Creating Shared Value Guru
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

 

Course Become A Platform Strategy for Creating Shared Value Guru
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

Why this Course?

This course has been inspired by the work being done with respect to platform strategy and creating shared value.

I believe that these two topics if fully understood can change the ways corporations do business and how society views capitalism and big business. By harnessing the power of these two disruptive ideas, it is possible to uplift humanity and reduce inequality. The two emergent ideas are more relevant to the world more than ever as they emphasize on scaling best practices for doing business with one another in a profitable yet responsible way.

Business executives across the world realize that not empowering their current and potential customers is the biggest business risk of them all. It is refreshing to hear business executives talking about doing business responsibly and using this newfound honour to create value that is mutually beneficial to the communities they operate in and their companies.

It is no longer enough to simply deliver value to shareholders at the expense of employees, the environment and every other actor.   The time when business took an “Us and Them” position is over, in order to solve the wicked problems bedevelling our planet we have to be united and use all our resources to contibute to lasting solutions.

Time and again, business has proven to be the best at  creating value. Now is the time to harness the value creation power of corporations to change the world for the better.

Increasingly investors, consumers and employees are calling on corporations to offer innovative and scalable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges in a way that delivers societal value and contributes to the bottom line. So how does that happen? What’s the difference between CSR activities and shared value? What conditions are needed for shared value activities to thrive? How can the ethos of shared value be optimized by platforms? How do we measure success?

 

What does the course offer?

MGLI 010: Platform Strategy for Creating Shared Value offers an overview of the platform strategy driven shared value concept and provides a discussion forum and activities that will give you the knowledge and tools needed to:

 

  • Define platform businesses and predict where in your industry they might arise.
  • Check if your business is a platform or not.
  • Understand the basics of platform architecture, purpose, and design for optimal value exchange.
  • Learn how platforms are defining new innovative pricing models.
  • Design free pricing strategies that are profitable.
  • Address transition barriers that firms face in trying to organize themselves as platforms.
  • Anticipate mental model misconceptions from using a product perspective.
  • Develop strategies for launching new platforms when critical mass is important.
  • Learn how to open a business model for scalability.
  • Recognize and compete in winner-take-all markets.
  • Predict unexpected sources of competition.
  • Identify how shared value initiatives fit into your company’s existing societal engagement activities.
  • Recognize the right opportunity to leverage a company’s assets and capabilities to both solve societal challenges and promote growth.
  • Rethink partnership opportunities to advance shared value.
  • Learn from corporations who are successfully transitioning into shared value platforms.

This course is designed for practitioners across business units who have varied levels of knowledge or who are new to the idea of Creating Shared Value. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and a willingness to engage in interactive discussions.

 

Platform Business Models:

According to Sangeet Paul Choudary   The platform business model enables interactions between producers and consumers of value. It achieves this goal through two mechanisms. First, a platform provides a plug-and-play infrastructure which encourages open participation by an external ecosystem of producers and consumers. Second, it lays out the rules of governance for the interactions that ensue. The platform stack is a tool to help understand the various architectural elements constituting a platform business model and to identify the unique factors that determine success for each platform. This slide deck lays out a narrative for understanding recent competition among digital players using the platform stack.

Creating Shared Value (CSV)

 

Sources

As stated above, the course is a compilation of ideas emanating from Platform Business Strategy and Creating Shared Value philosophy.

Credit for the Platform Business Strategy goes to Marshall Van AlstyneGeoffrey G. Parker and Sangeet Paul Choudary 

I had the pleasure of meeting these three gentleman at the event they conevene every year at the MIT Media Labs called the MIT IDE Platform Strategy Summit. 

You can get their award winning book called Platform Revolution on Amazon. A lot of material on platform strategies and case studies can be found on Sangeet’s website called Platform Thinking Labs.

Valuable information on platform business models wasalso found on Applico’s website.

Dr Murat Uenlue was also a fountain of knowledge with regards to platform business models, through his ebooks and website, I was able to learn a lot.

Credit for Creating Shared Value business philosophy goes to:

  1. FSG,  a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, lasting social change.
  2. The Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy & Competitiveness
  3. The Shared Value Iniative –  a global community of leaders who find business opportunities in addressing societal challenges.
  4. Michael Porter is the founder of the modern strategy field and one of the world’s most influential thinkers on management and competitiveness. The author of 19 books and over 130 articles, he is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School and the director of the school’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, which was founded in 2001 to further his work and research.
  5. Mark Kramer is co-founder and Managing Director of FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm established in 2000 and specializing in strategy, evaluation, and research. As the primary overseer of FSG‘s consulting practice, he helps drive the vision and growth of the firm and leads engagements across all of FSG’s impact areas, with a particular focus on shared value. A prolific author, Mr. Kramer’s work is featured regularly in major publications, and he is a frequent speaker around the world on topics in catalytic philanthropy, collective impact, creating shared value for corporations, new approaches to evaluation, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship. He is the co-author of four Harvard Business Review articles with Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School.
  6. iPropeller Open Innovation whose mission is propelling business innovation aimed at creating economic and societal value

 

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Become A MathsGee Partner
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

Course Become A MathsGenius Partner
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute Not Applicable
Award Type MathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy

A series of videos done by Edzai Zvobwo for the SABC, Africa’s biggest broadcasting corporation.

(If using mobile,  Click arrow on bottom centre to view modules)

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Become A Spatial Regression Estimation RockStar
Expires After: 15 Day(s)

Spatial Regression Estimation lectures by Luc Anselin

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Become A Geostatistics – Spatial Prediction Baller
Expires After: 10 Day(s)

Lecture by Luc Anselin on Spatial Prediction

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Become A Spatial Regression Adept
Expires After: Does not Expire

Lectures by Luc Anselin on Spatial Regression (Spring 2017).

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Become A Spatial Analysis Doyen
Expires After: Does not Expire

Recorded lectures by Luc Anselin at the University of Chicago (2017).

According to Wkipedia, Luc Anselin (born December 1, 1953) is one of the principal developers of the field of spatial econometrics.

 

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Become The Master Of Applying Spatial Regression Models
Expires After: Does not Expire

The application of a spatial regression model to the analysis and mapping poverty
By Alessandra Petrucci, Nicola Salvati, Chiara Seghieri
University of Florence

Poverty mapping in developing countries has become an important tool in identifying ways to improve living standards. The methods used to generate poverty maps have come under closer scrutiny as their policy implications become more apparent. Those most commonly used until now have used econometric models to generate local indicators of poverty.

Most of these econometric models do not take into account the spatial dependence that may exist in human societies with regard to income distribution. For example, poor households are more likely to be close to other poor households than they are to be close to higher income households.

In this report, the authors use spatial regression to model more accurately the distribution of poverty across regions in Ecuador. The difference between results that are adjusted for spatial patterns and the unadjusted results is statistically significant. Although the absolute differences are not dramatic, they do provide policy planners with greater confidence that the results reflect the real situation in that country.

Although the geographic focus of this paper is on Ecuador, its main contribution is methodological, mainly the comparison of results from models that apply spatial regression techniques with those that do not.

FAO is grateful to the Government of Norway for its support to this work.

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Become Woke at High School Statistics
Expires After: Does not Expire

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Basic Statistics For GIS Professionals
Expires After: 1 Month(s) 12 Day(s)

Welcome to Essential Statistics for GIS Data Analysts

This introductory course will help you gain a solid understanding of statistics and basic probability for Geographical Information Science (GIS) that forms a foundation for further work in spatial data analysis and data science. It is our hope you will really enjoy the course.

The aim of the course is to provide a basis for understanding the statistical methods and their use in GIS practice. Students will gain an overview of basic techniques needed for statistical analysis of data. After completing the subject, students will be able to perform routine statistical analysis.

The entire course is in a self-paced format and we estimate that it will take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to complete depending on your current skill set. It is possible to sit for the course all at once, but we recommend allocating 4 to 8 hours per week for six weeks to complete this course. That includes videos, reading materials, homework, quizzes, and the final exam. We also encourage you to participate in the discussion forums when you have questions, comments, or concerns.

 

Course Information:

Course Basic Statistics For GIS Professionals
Programme Type Provider Programme
Partner Institute TBA
Award Type Certificate of Attendance
Award Issued By MathsGee
Accredited By Not Applicable
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration Self-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Numeracy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Basic Geography

 

Motto: 
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
 This well-known saying is part of a phrase attributed to Benjamin Disraeli and popularized in the U.S. by Mark Twain.

Good luck!

*For any new statistical terms you don’t understand, please check in the glossary Glossary.

Video Lessons – Statistics for Geography