Open Educational Resources
The Klopper Research Group provides assistance to many researchers during the life-cycle of their projects. One of the many services provided to achieve our goal of empowering research, is the development of teaching and learning material. We provide many certified courses and tutorials, on the web.
Coursera brings official courses from leading Universities all over the world, right to your computer, no matter where you are. The Klopper Research Group has two courses available on this platform. Successful completion of these courses will see you getting an official certificate from the University of Cape Town.
The first is on biostatistics and gives you an intuitive understanding of this difficult topic, all without a single equations in sight. It will empower you to understand the results in published papers and to conduct your own research.
The second course teaches you how to code in the newest, fastest growing, technical computer language, Julia. It is the ideal computer language for data analysis and machine learning.
Udemy is a massive open educational platform that allows anyone to share their knowledge. The Klopper Research Group currently has three courses available for you.
The first teaches the fundamentals of the Wolfram Language in Mathematica. This is a choice computer language for all data analysis. It makes knowledge computable and is the only language to have data built right into its core.
The second course shows you how to leverage the power of the Wolfram Language to do your own data analysis and statistics.
The third course show you how to use the perennial biostatistics favorite, SPSS.
A new course on the fundamentals of biostatistics using Python is now also available. If you are new to research and want to learn how to do your own data analysis, then this course is for you.
YOUTUBE & INSTAGRAM
YouTube is everyone’s favorite site, not only to consume entertainment, but also as a go-to place to learn. The Klopper Research Group has over 1,300 tutorials on this platform. Click on the PLAYLIST tab to view all the available courses.
There are quite a few new additions to my YouTube playlists. I am most excited about the series on deep neural networks using Keras and TensorFlow for R. It is a series of tutorials for domain experts (healthcare, business, etc.) who want to learn about this form of machine learning, from scratch. The files for this series are available on GitHub and RPubs. There are also video tutorials on how to use the Wolfram Language to create deep neural networks.
I have started a video tutorial series on human anatomy using the Wolfram Language in Mathematica. This series aims to teach both anatomy, but also introduces the use of computer code through the idea of a computational essay. The Wolfram Language is ideal for this. I think it is a very interesting teaching concept. Take a look.
Now Instagram has joined my list of platforms for education. My docjuank account has become a mini textbook for surgical topics. The InstagramTV feed for this account also contains short videos to help medical students prepare for their written exam.
The Klopper Research Group is involved in many research projects in the Faculty of Health Sciences. We support researchers through the whole life-cycle of their projects from conceptualizing a research question, through protocol preparation, data acquisition tool development, data analysis, and the preparation of manuscripts.
We collaborate with other Universities and welcome anyone from all over the world to make use of our services. Feel free to contact us regarding Research Fellowships and more information about completing a postgraduate degree at the University of Cape Town.
Click through to learn more about some of the exciting research projects that we are currently working on.