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SOURCE SAP SE
WALLDORF, Germany, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it will release four new, free massive open online courses (MOOCs) focused on the SAP Fiori® user experience and the SAP HANA® platform. Following the growing popularity of the openSAP platform, SAP continues to increase the number of MOOCs offered to create greater variety and flexibility for learners worldwide.
The new courses will focus on application development and user experience (UX) and are open to professionals, students and the general public. Taught by industry leaders, the online courses will provide users with the most up-to-date knowledge needed to build competitive skill sets in the marketplace. Courses include:
SAP will also improve the openSAP platform by introducing enhancements for social collaboration. With an update to the discussion forum, users can subscribe to discussions and keep track of key topics of interest.
"SAP's goal is to provide users with simple and digestible information that will enable them to make the most out of their SAP solutions," said Dr. Bernd Welz, executive vice president and global head, Solution & Knowledge Packaging, SAP. "The openSAP platform encourages users to work with their instructors and peers to maximize the efficacy of the program. SAP's ultimate goal is to help its customers drive tangible business outcomes through the content provided in the courses."
Since the launch of openSAP in May 2013, more than 125,000 users have registered and course enrollments have totaled more than 320,000. A recent survey of participants revealed high satisfaction rates. In the survey, 3,000 participants provided feedback with the overwhelming majority reporting that the course content was well structured and noting that openSAP is flexible and easy to complete. Respondents also reported that the platform was easy to use and many noted the flexibility and simplified interface.
"Business must maximize the value of their IT investments by helping their workforce become as knowledgeable as possible. Individual IT professionals need to learn current, high impact topics, at a depth sufficient to be useful and they want convenience," said Cushing Anderson, vice president IT Education and Certification research, IDC. "MOOCs offer a mechanism to deliver highly relevant content in a flexible platform that supports convenience and provides a quality learning experience."
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