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Safe Haven for User Data: openHPI Provides MOOC House for Open Online Courses

Hasso Plattner Institute demonstrates how education providers can deal responsibly with the data of their open online course participants. Germany’s pioneer offree Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) is presenting its new MOOC House at CeBIT.

Conduct your own open online courses on any topic - with MOOC House. (Source: MOOC House)

At this technology platform, companies and educational institutes can each conduct their own open online courses on any topic. Personal information, communication data, and performance records never leave the secure server in Potsdam, which is protected under the Federal Data Protection Act. Since 2012, the software institute has used this server for its own Internet learning platform: openHPI. In the meantime, already more than 113,000 participants from over 150 countries have registered at openHPI.

The knowledge transfer via MOOCs is always interactive. Through the large number of course participants, who engage in exchange among themselves and with the instructors, valuable feedback can be used for individual improvements.