Process Mining MOOC Starting on 12 Nov

As you may have heard, the first process mining MOOC ‘Process Mining: Data science in Action’ is starting next week. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course and it is basically a web-based course that allows anyone all over the world to follow the lessons by watching the video lectures and solving assignments.

The process mining MOOC is very exciting for several reasons.

The lecturer of this course is none other than the godfather of process mining himself: There is no better person from whom you could learn about process mining than prof. Wil van der Aalst. The course is based on his process mining book and on top of that Wil is an excellent lecturer. Usually only the students of the Technical University in Eindhoven have the opportunity to take a full course with him, but now everybody can.

This MOOC will also amplify what many of us in the process mining community are doing: Making even more people aware of process mining and its benefits. We are trying to do our part by making process mining accessible to practitioners with Disco, and by evangelizing the topic through our academic initiative, the process mining camp, our blog, presentations, and everywhere we go. But also many of you are spreading the word about process mining by introducing it at your company, showing it to your friends and colleagues, and by sharing your experiences.

Process mining is one of the most interesting and useful data science disciplines around, and it is kind of amazing that still only a small number of people know about it. The MOOC will help introducing many more people to our field – So far, more than 22,000 people have signed up already. It is simply incredible how far the process mining community has come in the last few years!

We are proud to be part of the process mining movement, and it is our honor to support this MOOC course: The students will be using ProM and Disco1 to do the practical exercises. We think that Disco will help to show the participants that using process mining is easy, and that they can get started right away.

Let’s continue spreading the word about this MOOC. We, for one, are looking forward to welcoming a whole lot of new faces to the worldwide process mining community!

  1. A limited training license will be provided to participants of the MOOC for the duration of the course, free of charge. ↩︎

Anne Rozinat

Anne Rozinat

Market, customers, and everything else

Anne knows how to mine a process like no other. She has conducted a large number of process mining projects with companies such as Philips Healthcare, Océ, ASML, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, and many others.