MOOCs: Thousands Want to Study Online with Hasso Plattner at openHPI.de
POTSDAM, Germany, Aug. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - More than 10,000 Internet users from all over the world have already registered for the opportunity to study online with Prof. Hasso Plattner - co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board of SAP - starting today, August 26th . openHPI.de is the learning platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering (HPI), the institute of higher learning founded by Plattner at the University of Potsdam. Hasso Plattner is teaching the latest six-week online course in the new in-memory database technology. The in-memory data management researched at HPI and developed with SAP enables the flexible evaluation of huge amounts of data at lightning speed - something which would have previously taken hours or even days.
Participation is free in the course, which will be held in English. There are no entrance requirements to attend. It is still possible to register online at https://openhpi.de/imdb. Those who complete the course successfully will receive a certificate signed by Plattner. The so-called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) of openHPI are embedded in an interactive learning network.
Plattner's current course on in-memory data management is the updated and enhanced version of the course he gave that launched the openHPI learning platform on September 3, 2012. On Friday, the Hasso Plattner Institute published the first structural analysis of its MOOCs. Institute director Prof. Christoph Meinel reported that "if the total number of those who signed up for our courses is taken into account, then we see an average of 17 percent earning a certificate at the end of a course." American providers, on the other hand, report their course completion rate to be in the single digit percentage range, Meinel said.
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