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Simon Houlding was Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc. He founded Edumine in 2000, and was responsible for this InfoMine division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry until 31 October 2017. He is a professional engineer and author.

EduMine Rankings and Demographics for 2016

The following rankings and demographics are based on records and analytics from 2016. Audience: 236,000 unique visitors. Top 10 countries by visitor statistics … Canada: 17% (15% in 2015) United States: 13% (14% in 2015) India: 6% (5% in 2015) United Kingdom: 6% (4% in 2015) South Africa: 5% (6% in 2015) Australia: 5% (5% in 2015) Brazil: 3% (3% in 2015) Peru: 3% (4% in 2015) Mexico: 3% (3% in 2015) Chile: 2% (3% in 2015) Age: 61% of EduMine visitors are less than

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EduMine Rankings and Demographics

The following rankings and demographics are based on records and analytics from 2015. Top 10 countries by visitor statistics … Canada: 15% United States: 14% South Africa: 6% India: 5% Australia: 5% Peru: 4% United Kingdom: 4% Mexico: 3% Brazil: 3% Chile: 3% Age: 61% of EduMine visitors are less than 35 years of age. Gender: 46% of EduMine visitors are women. Browser: Chrome is the most popular browser. Device: 26% of EduMine visitors use mobile or tablet devices. Course category rankings by certifications for

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Who, What and How Statistics for Professional Development and Training in Mining

EduMine ( is the mining industry’s largest provider of online courses for professional development and training with a library of 160+ courses covering every aspect of mining. EduMine also presents another 60+ courses each year in face-to-face classroom format and live webcast format. The statistics presented below provide guidance as to who is taking which courses and how they are achieving this. The following statistics are derived from website analytics collected over 12 months of operation of the website Audience by Country Audience by

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Training and Development 2013 – Industry Statistics

The following statistics are extracted from a survey report by the American Society for Training and Development (2013 State of the Industry Report, ASTD Press, December 2013. Available for purchase here). The surveys on which the report is based were conducted mostly in 2012 and included 475 companies with an average size of 20,612 employees and an average payroll of $925M. Of the total expenditure on training and development, 61% is for internal services, 28% for external services, and 11% for tuition reimbursement. These statistics

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Revised Online Course: Practical Geostatistics 2000 – 1: Classical Statistics

We’ve just launched an update for Dr. Isobel Clark and William Harper’s online course, Practical Geostatistics 2000 – 1: Classical Statistics. In addition to a cosmetic and functionality update, this update also includes errata published by the authors. The course covers spatial relationships, the semi-variogram, estimation and kriging, areas and volumes, and other kriging approaches. To learn more about the course, visit the course landing page. We’re also in the process of updating the second course in this series, Practical Geostatistics 2000 – 2: Spatial

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Upcoming Short Course: Quality Control of Assays

Join us this January for Dr. Alastair Sinclair’s two-day short course, Quality Control of Assays. Dr. Sinclair will demonstrate how the Qualified Person is able to meet the assay quality requirements of NI43-101 by addressing the following topics: duplicate data collection, use of standards and blanks, simple statistics in the evaluation of standards, recognition of outliers, binary graphs as an interpretive aid to evaluating duplicate data, and displaying and analyzing data. The course will place emphasis on the use of simple statistical approaches that can

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