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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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Save the Date: openHPI-Forum - Social Learning

With their large number of course participants and the opportunity for exchange and discussion in forums, MOOCs are in principal aimed at creating an online learner community similar to the one in classroom courses. But which influence have concepts and technologies that use game-based learning, gamification, collaborative learning, peer assessment etc. on the learning experience and above all on learning success in MOOCs?

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The technology that changed the world – 50 years of Internet (course in German language)

In 1969, the year of the first moon landing and the legendary Woodstock festival, no one knew that the network of just four connected computers in California would create an infrastructure that now connects four billion people worldwide. But, to a majority of users, even today little is still known about what the technical construction principle of the network looks like and how the data packets find their way through the interconnected individual networks to the computer of the receiver.


New courses on openHPI and our partner platform openSAP! Be part of a research survey of HPI & MIT.

Dear Learning Community,

we hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to the second half of the year! ...

New survey in co-operation with MIT and a new course after the summer break

We have been thrilled to have you as an active participant in our 2019 courses.
Before continuing with another Design Thinking course in August, please share your experience with other MOOC platforms or visit our course catalog. ...

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