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openSAP wins together with openHPI the Brandon Hall GOLD Award

We are very delighted to announce that openSAP in successful partnership with openHPI received the GOLD Brandon Hall Excellence Award 2014 in the category Best Extended Enterprise Learning Program! Now entering its 20th year, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program is the most prestigious awards program in the industry. The winners are listed at We would like to […]

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openHPI wins the Education Award for Digital Media: “Digita 2014”

During the education fair Didacta, Hasso Plattner Institute has received the education media award “Digita 2014”, in the division Studies, for its interactive educational platform HPI director Prof. Christoph Meinel accepted the trophy and certificate in Stuttgart. Media companies, publishers and software developers submitted 71 entries for the education in schools, vocational training, university […]

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Free openHPI Courses now in China

openHPI is now available in China. HPI-Director Prof. Christoph Meinel presented the first course on the new platform at an event in Shanghai February, 18th in Shanghai. Thus, openHPI Courses are available now in German, English und Chinese. Online-Course number one on, presented by von HPI-founder Prof. Hasso Plattner, co-founder und chairman of […]

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openHPI – a glance ahead

We have recently celebrated our one-year anniversary and would like to use this occasion as an opportunity to look back at what we have achieved so far: exciting courses, exceptionally high completion rates and a great many users who have learned a lot and can prove it with an openHPI certificate. But in this first […]

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Internet Trend MOOCs: Learners at openHPI Show a High Success Rate

(quoted from our press release) The typical participant in free, open online information technology courses is between 30 and 40 years old, male and has worked for more than ten years in a technical profession with a high IT content. This first structural analysis of the so-called Massive Open Online courses (MOOCs) has been undertaken […]

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Stimulating participation in open online courses

What mostly distinguishes the formats currently described as “massive open online courses” (MOOC) from traditional openly available educational offerings is what I’d like to call their social event character. MOOCs strive to transform individual learning processes into collective ones that take place on a given site (or in a network) through a scheduled initiation of […]

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Welcome to our new blog about openHPI, the new social learning platform of the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany. openHPI’s first course – “In-memory data management” by Prof. Hasso Plattner – is now entering its final sixth week. At the same time, openHPI is being presented at the 6th tele-TASK Symposium. […]

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About openHPI

openHPI is the educational Internet platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam. On openHPI you take part in a worldwide social learning network based on interactive online courses covering different subjects in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

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