SAP is expanding its OpenSAP platform and the massive online open courses, or MOOCs, offered there. Initially built around courses for developers, the OpenSAP course offerings are now growing to include classes for a business audience. SAP hopes to serve customers, partners, developers and students with its SAP-centric classes, all of which are completely open to the public and free.
The new classes designed for business users include:
SAP offered its first MOOC for developers, “Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA,” in April 2013 and has since seen over 200,000 participants in its eight courses offered so far. SAP will continue its strong focus on developer learning, it says in a release, while broadening its approach:
“With openSAP, we now offer education on the latest technology and business innovations to everyone,” said Dr. Bernd Welz, executive vice president and global head, Solution & Knowledge Packaging, SAP. “We believe that by addressing the broadest possible audience of professionals, students, experts and the general public we help drive positive, tangible business outcomes across the world. This is specifically true for the three exciting new classes we are launching today.”
Course participants can also use a new iPad app to download and complete materials offline, to be synced later.