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AdelaideX: 2017 Year in Review

As we move into 2018, we reflect on 2017 and look back on the year that was. We have compiled the highlights of the year in numbers:

8 New Courses:

2017 we delivered 8 new courses. These included:

  • Introduction to Data Structures
    Learn how data can be organised to empower you to write great programs to solve complex problems.
  • Programming for Data Science
    Learn how to apply fundamental programming concepts, computational thinking and data analysis techniques to solve real-world data science problems.
  • Computational Thinking and Big Data
    Learn the core concepts of computational thinking and how to collect, clean and consolidate large-scale datasets.
  • Big Data Fundamentals
    Learn how big data is driving organisational change and essential analytical tools and techniques, including data mining and PageRank algorithms.
  • Risk Management for Projects
    Learn how to manage risk in your organization by using the best processes and procedures.
  • Big Data Analytics
    Learn key technologies and techniques, including R and Apache Spark, to analyse large-scale data sets to uncover valuable business information.
  • Big Data Capstone Project
    Further develop your knowledge of big data by applying the skills you have learned to a real-world data science project.
  • Shakespeare Matters
    Learn about Shakespeare’s plays and their influence through a focus on emotions such as love, hate, and jealousy.

1 MicroMasters Program:

We delivered our first MicroMasters Program in Big Data. This program was comprised of 5 courses which can count towards a Master of Data Science degree at the University of Adelaide.


5 Most Popular Courses for 2017 (based on enrolments):

  1. Introduction to Project Management
    Learn the principles of project management and apply them in your own work and life.
  2. Programming for Data Science
    Learn how to apply fundamental programming concepts, computational thinking and data analysis techniques to solve real-world data science problems.
  3. Big Data Analytics
    Learn key technologies and techniques, including R and Apache Spark, to analyse large-scale data sets to uncover valuable business information.
  4. Big Data Fundamentals
    Learn how big data is driving organisational change and essential analytical tools and techniques, including data mining and PageRank algorithms.
  5. Introduction to Data Structures
    Learn how data can be organised to empower you to write great programs to solve complex problems.


6 New Team Members:

In 2017, the AdeladeX team grew. We welcomed 6 new members to the team, including:

  • Alex – Media Producer
  • Dee – Design Services Lead
  • Steve – Learning Designer
  • Jacqui – Digital Communications Coordinator
  • James D – Video Production Technician
  • James H – Learning Designer

 

1 Professional Staff Award:

The AdelaideX team won the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professional Staff Award for Collaboration.

Happy New Year from AdelaideX! See you in 2018.

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