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Open Courseware 2014 Conference

I am in lovely Ljubljana, capital of the small  country of Slovenia, for the 2014 Open Coursware Global Conference.  The development of open edcational resources is here to stay and it is interesting to hear and see how various universities have...

OCW Consortium 2014 Award

I'm honoured  to announce that I have been awarded the Open CourseWare Consortium 2014 Award for the category Individual Educator for my work on open education. Previous award winner, Walter Lewin, Physicist at MIT, has been an inspiration and hero of mine...

World Design Capital 2014

In 2013 during a call for submissions to the World Design Capital (WDC) 2014 campaign, I submitted a proposal to improve the health and well-being of the patients admitted to my unit at Groote Schuur Hospital by means of redesign and update. The ward is home to the...

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Course on SPSS for medical statistics

At a recent meeting of fellow surgeons in my department, an interesting difference of opinion arose.  It relates to our trainees’ knowledge of statistics.  Unfortunately, the meeting did not allow any time to properly discuss the topic. Some background to illuminate...