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openHPI: the Internet learning platform of the Hasso Plattner Institute

openhpi.de, the Internet learning platform of the Hasso Plattner Institute, offers its free, open-access, online courses on information technology topics since September 2012. Enrollments from more than 160 countries have been registered at openHPI so far.

The Internet learning platform is unique worldwide with its focus on information technology and computer science and the fact that courses are taught both in English and German. In contrast to “traditional” lecture portals, courses at openhpi.de follow a fixed six-week syllabus with a defined set of educational content such as instructional videos, texts, self-tests, regular homework and exam questions. These offerings are integrated into a social platform where participants have the opportunity to interact with instructors and fellow learners, get answers to questions and discuss topics in depth.