Problem-Based Learning and Learning Analytics: How to combine?

Problem-Based Learning and Learning Analytics: How to combine?

Press release on MOOC PBLLA18 for immediate publication:

New Online Course and Community opened:

“Problem-Based Learning and Learning Analytics: How to combine?”

The Online Course and Online Community PBLLA18 opened now! “We are eager to discuss how problem-based learning and learning analytics can improve our future lifelong learning”, says Dr. Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands. Together with his colleague Dr. Olga Firssova, he designed this new learning experience PBLLA18 for the European PBL 3.0 consortium.

The live and open online course PBLLA18 will explore the concept of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) first. It explains the new PBL 3.0 model and compare it with other highly successful PBL approaches. The PBL 3.0 consortium offers PBLLA18 with key literature and live presentations to learn about problem-based learning visions and practices. Furthermore, the online course introduces the concept of Learning Analytics (LA). The overall objective is to discuss and learn how problem-based learning can be combined and supported with learning analytics. This online course will officially be launched on 19th of November 2018. It will take four weeks with an introduction phase for all participants starting on 1st of November 2018. And it will include an opportunity to define and select a related project with online collaboration and follow up in small groups.
The course is provided in combination with an online community. The online community allows to connect with all other learners interested in problem-based learning and learning analytics. All participants can build their network, share their experiences and latest news as well as discuss practical questions and implementations. Everybody can decide upon preference to define and create an own personal network or to select and join an existing network at local, regional or global level.
That is a unique opportunity: PBLLA18 is combining a live online course and an online community on a hot and relevant topic for our future lifelong learning!
Registration for the online course and community PBLLA18 is now open online at:
And the PBLLA18 welcome video is available here:
More information about the PBL 3.0 consortium here:

Dr. Christian M. Stracke
ICDE Chair in OER and Associate Professor for Open Education
Welten Institute, Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL)

Ralf Klamma has diploma, doctoral and habilitation degrees in computer science from RWTH Aachen University. He leads the research group “advanced community information systems” (ACIS) at the information systems chair, RWTH Aachen University. He is coordinating and working in major EU projects for Technology Enhanced Learning (Learning Layers, GALA, METIS and BOOST), He is member of the research excellence cluster "Ultra High Speed Mobile Information and Communication" (UMIC) specialized in mobile multimedia. Ralf organized doctoral summer schools and conferences in Technology Enhanced Learning, and Social Network Analysis. He is on the editorial board of Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) and other journals. His research interests are community information systems, multimedia metadata, social network analysis and technology enhanced learning.