More than 36.000 participants in Data Science MOOC

Following the successful MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) by Bert Blocken on the subject of Aerodynamics, TU/e now presents its second MOOC, in which Wil van der Aalst, Professor of Information Systems and lecturer for the MOOC, takes participants on a journey into the world of data science.

Following the successful MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) by Bert Blocken on the subject of Aerodynamics, TU/e now presents its second MOOC, in which Wil van der Aalst, Professor of Information Systems and lecturer for the MOOC, takes participants on a journey into the world of data science.

The MOOC, entitled Process Mining: Data Science in Action, was launched on November 12, 2014. Currently, more than 36,000 participants from across the world have started on the MOOC. Van der Aalst has a good explanation for this high level of interest. He points out that there is a greater need than ever before for engineers who can not only deal with big data but can also use it to obtain valuable information for organizations and businesses.

The MOOC covers such areas as analysis techniques, business processes as well as providing insight into the difference in behavior between people, machines and organizations in order to identify key issues. On December 17, the sixth and final week will go online and van der Aalst will be challenging participants to set to work with the toolkit they have been given. The MOOC culminates in an examination and a peer assessment assignment.

Read more about the TU/e MOOCs from Bert Blocken and Wil van der Aalst here.