Dear learning community,
2015 is coming to a close and we would like to thank all of you for your active participation and your loyalty.
Highlights in 2015
For openHPI 2015 was a very successful year. Three years after the platform was started, we were able to reach the 200,000th enrollment mark. This is a strong motivation to follow the path we're on and, with our greatest commitment, to push development of the platform further. openHPI was awarded several prizes, for example the German Design Award for webpage design excellence. The nomination of openHPI in the "Landmark in the Land of Ideas" competition, and its award of second place in the public voting, was a great success, also for the openHPI team. Many thanks to all of you who have voted for us!
The developer team has developed many new features during the year. The programming platform CodeOcean was used in the Java for Beginners course and makes it possible to program directly in the web browser. Peer Assessment and Quiz Recap are new types of tests that make the learning experience even more interactive. Learning will become more and more flexible for course participants because of the Android App we have created for smartphones.
Many new courses in 2016
You can look forward to 11 new courses on openHPI. Have a look at our website to see which courses you might be interested in. Registration is already open.
Your feedback is always welcome because it helps us to design our new courses. In 2016, we will be offering more of our 2-week workshop formats.
In our first course, "Social Media - What No One has Told you about Privacy", you will learn how to share content in social networks like Facebook or Twitter in a secure way. We will continue with Prof. Meinel's updated course on Internet Security (in German language), which already proved to be highly valuable in 2014.
Besides IT Systems Engineering, students at HPI can learn how to found their own company. Manuel Effenberg, Head of E-School, teaches the participants in his MOOC how to become successful entrepreneurs.
Because of the high level of acceptance for our first BPMN course, which took place in 2013, we decided to offer another course on this subject in April 2016. The course introduces concepts of business process modeling using the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) industry standard. If you are interested in this area, check out "Business Process and Decision Modeling".
Of course, there is no openHPI without its courses on programming. You can look forward to two hands-on workshops: “Java Workshop - Einführung in die Testgetriebene Entwicklung mit JUnit” and “Embedded Smart Home“ where you can develop your own smart home project (both courses are in German).
Everyone who likes software analytics should consider the course "Advanced Analytics for Ecosystems around Software". In this MOOC, we explore concepts and techniques of advanced analytics for ecosystems around software systems and software development processes. It is therefore especially interesting for IT project managers, IT consultants, software developers, software testers and software engineers and parties responsible for financing the IT-development in a company.
After the summer holidays, you can start fresh and relaxed learning how the Internet works in a course that gives you basic knowledge about a medium that has changed our lives immensely.
In addition to our junior course "Spielend Programmieren lernen", students and those young at heart can learn in October 2016 how to program with etoys.
The next MOOC is the first of two courses in which Dr. Harald Sack will explain the basic principles and technologies of Linked Data , which serves as the central building block of the emerging Web of Data.
Last but not least we want to recommend to you our November workshop on e-health. In the course "Code of Life - When Computer Science meets Genetics" you will not only learn about human cells, DNA and how it stores our code of life but you will be amazed in which ways computational power helps us today to connect individual genetic variants to complex diseases. We would be glad to welcome you in one or several openHPI courses in the next year!
Season's greeting and best wishes for a successful year 2016
the openHPI team