Dear Learning Community,
Today, we would like to present you our new mainframes course (in English) and introduce two new platform features which will hopefully make learning with our platform even more exciting.
The Role of Mainframes for Business Life
We would like to invite you to our new English online course “Mainframe – Crucial Role in Modern Enterprise Computing,” which starts on November 5. Prof. Andreas Polze (HPI), Prof. Philipp Brune (University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm) and Wolfram Greis (European Mainframe Academy) will lead you through the topic. In addition, manufacturer such as Fujitsu and IBM will contribute video lectures.
What is the course about?
Participants can expect an comprehensive and compact introduction to the mainframe technology with the aim of increasing its popularity. The course instructors want to illustrate that mainframes are a modern and future-oriented technology which provides some USPs compared to other platforms. Most people use mainframes in their daily life without being aware of it: Transactions such as withdrawals at a cash machine, credit card payments, and flight bookings are processed in the background securely and reliably by mainframes. Mainframes are also at work when the tax consultant service DATEV prepares 13 million wage and salary statements per month.
Who should attend the course?
The online course addresses everyone who is interested in the topic and brings with them prior knowledge in computer science and algorithms. We would like to address particularly young people who are currently undergoing training or studying.
Good to know
Please estimate a workload of about 6 to 8 hours per week. In addition to the regular record of achievement, participants can earn a qualified certificate in this course. The Hasso Plattner Institute recommends to other universities the allocation of two credit points for the certificate of achievement. In last year’s German mainframe course more than 4,200 participants were enrolled.
Interested? Then please enroll in the course here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/mainframes2018
New Features on openHPI
We are happy to announce two new platform features, which are now activated.
All of you who until now waited impatiently for the publication of their test results, can look forward to this new feature. For all graded tests (weekly assignments, final exam) we changed the procedure. That means, when you submit your answers, you’ll instantly see your preliminary score, so you no longer have to wait until the deadline has passed. Details regarding the individual questions and explanations will be shown after the deadline has ended as usual.
Until now, you could only see the general deadlines for the courses you’d enrolled in on the dashboard, and the course-specific deadlines on the course details page. Now, you can see them with a timeline tip on the learning pages too. Just click on the alarm clock at the top right, and a drop down menu with all important dates will open.
Have fun learning! We are looking forward to your feedback and hope to see you soon in the course.
The openHPI Team