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Welcome to openHPI

Sign up now for openHPI, the educational Internet platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam. You take part in our worldwide social learning network based on interactive online courses covering different subjects in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Enter a fascinating world of knowledge with our free open online courses. Meet other participants from around the world and familiarize yourself with fundamental and current topics in ICT, computer science and IT systems engineering.

openHPI. open online education

It is difficult to imagine life without the Internet or our smartphones, which rarely leave our hands. Sometimes we wonder how all this technology actually works. You will find the answers here in our free online courses for everybody.

How does it work?

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Course start on November 9th: "Spielend Programmieren lernen"

on Monday, 9th of November, our last openHPI course in 2015 will start. "Learn how to program in a playful way" is in German language and offers basic knowledge in the programming language Python. Learn how to move a virtual turtle by programming. Discuss with other learners in the forum and do first steps in programming in your own browser without having to install a special software.
For those who still would like to take part in the course, please subscribe [here][1]. ...

Reminder: Course starts on November 2nd

we start our new openHPI course "Knowledge Engineering with Semantic Web Technologies" on Monday, the 2nd of November. In this MOOC, you will learn the fundamentals of Semantic Web technologies and how they are applied for knowledge representation in the World Wide Web. Dr. Sack who leads the course will explain how to represent knowledge with ontologies and how to access and benefit from semantic data on the Web. Would you still like to take part in the course? Then please registrate [here][1].


Invitation to the openHPI-Forum on November 5th (in German language)

Well-known representatives from universities and companies will speak about the experiences they've made with MOOCs. What can be reached by MOOCs in the enterprise section? Where is education going? We will discuss these and other interesting topics during this 1 day event.


New courses on openHPI and

we are happy to announce some new courses that will start soon. Knowledge Engineering with Semantic Web Technologies, Spielend Programmieren Lernen (in German language) and Design for Non-Designers. There should be something interesting for everyone. Here you find a short description of the courses:



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