HUBBLE aims to bring together research teams in several areas, computer and human sciences with a willingness to develop a national observatory.

HUBBLE builds on the existing platforms of partners. They will enable the building, sharing of trace analysis processes available in the observatory.

HUBBLE considers ethical issues regarding traces and analysis results, especially in respect to privacy. An ethics committee is created.

HUBBLE is organized around two concepts, case studies and analysis scenarios:

1- A case study is a specific learning situation, with teachers, learners, managers (administrative, political, educational, technical people) and also learning platforms (Moodle, FUN platform, etc. ..).

2- The analysis scenarios describe the objectives of the analysis, the context of its use and results (indicators, models). They will be described starting from the case studies. The scenarios are of two types: researcher and decisionmaker scenarios.

HUBBLE ensures that some of the analysis processes can be reused by decisionmakers, outside research. An “editorial chain” will be built for this purpose.

HUBBLE is organized in yearly cycles: The analysis scenarios will be improved from the evaluations of case studies for which they were designed and based on new case studies for which they will be reused.

HUBBLE follows a bottom-up approach: Capitalization, reuse and evaluation will provide generic models of e-learning data, analysis algorithms and visualizations reusable in the field of e-learning as well as tools in order to use these analyzes independently of the learning environment.