Hope IT finished 2 on-line courses in February. It was a full time for us, despite COVID.
First, we finished our Data Analysis course, meeting on 4 Saturdays mornings. We used Google’s Data Studio, and covered 3 datasets: our own course member’s Cell Phone Ownership data to start, and 2 datasets from Kaggle, Video Game Sales and COVID-19 data from John Hopkins University. We covered basic statistical functions –like Minimum, Maximum, Counts, Sums, Mean (Average) and Median — and created Bar, Line and Geo charts. We also covered how to avoid dirty tricks with statistics, and how Data Science uses data to make future predictions.
Second, we finished a second WordPress course with Stars. This was a 6 week course, meeting on Wednesday nights. We had 3 students, and covered Themes — the Astra Theme — and Plugins, like the Elementor page builder, WP Power Stats to track users visiting our site, Yoast SEO, and even a eCommerce plugin, Easy Digital Download. And on top of all that, this course was co-taught by a student that took the October WordPress course; more on that later.