Tuesday, 8 April 2014

All good things come to an end

The MOOC ended last week with Class 5. It will remain open until the end of Monday, 13 April (all time zones). Statements of Completion will be emailed a few days after the course closes. The course material will remain available up indefinitely at:

under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY 3.0) license. Use it however you like! We've also added the music, as MP3 files, to the course material.

We are planning to re-run Data Mining with Weka later this year (possibly September). And your enthusiastic feedback has encouraged us to prepare a more advanced version, More Data Mining with Weka, which will commence on 28 April. 
A survey about the course is available at:
Please fill it in! The response rate, and your feedback, as well as the course completion rate, will no doubt influence our ability to mount future courses.
We have very much enjoyed giving this MOOC. And we have learned a lot in the process! We are preparing a report on the experience of running these MOOCs and we will post a draft to WekaMOOC-announce.
You can read more about Waikato's machine learning research group at:
Our publications are listed under the Publications tab
In the good old days, Weka was an externally funded research project. But that ended long ago. Both Weka and this MOOC are supported entirely by our Department and University. If you think these efforts are worthwhile and would like to support them financially, that would be lovely! Please do so here:
All donations are directed to research: no administrative charges are incurred.
Finally, how about coming to Waikato to study? Our Department's web site at
has links to our research groups, and to graduate student information (MSc and PhD).
Excuse the advertising :-). Hope you had fun with the MOOC. Don't forget the survey. See you again!  perhaps in More Data Mining with Weka.


  1. Hello,

    I just completed the final course assessment. However, I just realized that your blog post stated it's open until Monday April 13. Unless New Zealand has a different calendar (!?!), I assume you meant Monday April 14 - all time zones.

    Anyway, I very much enjoyed this class and I look forward to receiving my certificate. Thanks very much for a fun and practical course. I plan to sign up for the more advanced class in two weeks.

  2. Mining is something that I have always wanted to get into, I just think you need a lot of money to start off with! and that is unfortunately something I don't have... I follow a company called mineco and they go mining in Russia, they have a real good success when they go, it's just incredible how much you can earn and find!


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