Educating yourself on mining

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Edumine delivers accessible quality education, training and engineering to the international mining community at an affordable rate, with emphasis on online learning and partnership with educational institutions and specialist groups, to strengthen the mining training and education experience.

Andy Robertson and Simon Houlding first conceived of EduMine in 1999. The objective was to offer regular, economical, attainable education and technical instruction to the global mining and geoscience networks. Simon welcomed the challenge, and by 2000, eight English programs were offered on-line. The course library increased by an average of 10 - 12 modules per annum. EduMine grew into a multilingual platform in 2002, when the first 2 Spanish translations of classes were finished.

Certification arrived in 2001, when EduMine came to be a certified supplier of ongoing education through the IACET. The academic benefits of EduMine were further bolstered in 2004, when the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) and EduMine collaborated to create the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a university-accredited, mixed learning course for business professionals. EduMine provided the online programs, and UBC presented short classes during the summers.

In 2006, EduMine Began offering its own short courses, primarily to increase the choices accessible to CMS learners. It was additionally the 1st time that EduMine provided web based campuses to its commercial clientele. Throughout the crisis in 2008, EduMine started offering synchronous live webcasts as a more economical means of participating in live courses. By 2010, EduMine was presenting over 40 short classes and webinars each year.

By 2010, EduMine had not simply established itself as a trustworthy partner in college accredited programs; the EduMine course library had also grown to a total of 128 English web based classes, 11 Spanish courses, and over 40 short-course and live-webcast topics covering most facets of mining. EduMine could now offer a solution to their customers that featured creating tailored training courses.

Of course, the Edumine organization is not the only educational establishment to teach about mining. The University of Arizona features facilities to research mining, in addition to Imperial College London, and the Sauder School of Business. Certain institutions have good connections with the mining industry in general; such as, Western Law in Canada features the Steve Dattels Fellowship in Mining Law and Finance, financed by the businessman himself.