OnCourse: New Platform for e-Learning

With the OnCourse platform, a new service comprising interdisciplinary digital courses has been launched. It is aimed at students and staff of Bremen’s universities as well as the general public.

The OnCourse platform was developed by the Center for Multimedia in Higher Education (ZMML) at the University of Bremen in cooperation with oncampus GmbH from Lübeck and is based on the “Moodle” software. “It makes it possible to access the various e-learning services without having to switch between different platforms,” explains Dr. Yildiray Ogurol, Managing Director ZMML. Multimedia and interactive services can also be integrated into the digital courses on OnCourse. “It is important to me that we can use the topic of sustainability for our students and universities elsewhere with modern, didactically sound digital learning opportunities,” says Professor Maren Petersen, Vice President for Teaching and Studies at the University of Bremen.

Flexible learning for everyone, when and where one wants

OnCourse is based on the courses on offer by the eGeneral Studies and the Virtual Academy of Sustainability at the University of Bremen. The courses are open to all as open educational resources (OER). eGeneral Studies participants can expand their key competencies, find their orientation for vocational preparation, and gain insight into various academic disciplines. Students can also have the courses credited toward their studies.

The Virtual Academy of Sustainability (VAN) is a scientific institution of the University of Bremen. It creates free online learning resources on sustainability that are available worldwide. The learning videos are produced at the University of Bremen and are freely accessible to anyone on YouTube. Students of the University of Bremen and selected partner universities can also take examinations after the end of the courses, for which they receive ECTS credits. The courses are not bound to the semester structure: The participants can take it whenever and at what speed they want. So far, 22 online courses are available in different languages.

Further Information:


Katharina Lingenau
Coordination of digital courses at the Center for Multimedia in Higher Education
University of Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218 61434
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Dr. Denis Pijetlovic
Head of Coordination Virtual Academy of Sustainability
University of Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218 66782
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A laptop and a notebook
Learning from the comfort of your own home: the content on the OnCourse platform is available to all members of Bremen’s universities and the general public.