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Introduction to Mobile Solution Development for the Enterprise – Key Metrics (Geography, Age, Overall Scores)

Please note: This blog was originally posted on the former openSAP blog, on .

After the overwhelming success of the first openSAP course we were very curious how the openSAP story would continue. Would our second course be as successful as our first inaugural course?

Upon course completion, we provided some preliminary statistics, and we are aware that many of you have been eagerly awaiting further statistics on this course. I’m happy to share and discuss the following detailed data with you:

  • The course was held from September 9 through October 29, 2013.
  • 20,328 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.
  • When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 29,146.
  • 9,112 learners actively participated in the course.
  • We issued 5,436 graded records of achievement.
  • 250,000 video lectures were watched.
  • 250,000 self-tests were conducted.
  • 3,000 posts were created in the discussion forum.
  • 50 private discussion groups were created by participants on openSAP.
  • 88,3 % of the course participants came from outside SAP
  • The female to male ratio of course participants was 1: 5.5

Overall the numbers show a consistent interest in SAP key topic courses offered by openSAP and the external attendance for this course increased in comparison to the first openSAP course, when 84% came  from outside SAP.

The following graphic visualizes the geographical distribution of course participants:


Again most participants came from India, the United States and from Germany. Our learners came from a wide range of countries all over the world, this time from 110 different countries, and 17 countries are above the 1 % threshold.

The next diagram shows the participants by age:


This chart highlights that the subject of Mobile Solution Development for the Enterprise draws a lot of interest. In comparison to Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA, it shows that the distribution of age was even broader in this mobile development course. This strongly underlines one lesson learned from our first course: MOOCs are no longer just a trend in academia, focusing on students. Enterprise MOOCs train people in professional careers who are required to stay on top of technological trends and developments. With the Mobile course we reached many learners from age 20 to 50 and beyond.

I would like to conclude this blog article with a view on the distribution of overall scores:


The minimum score to receive a Record of Achievement was 180 points. The maximum score possible were 360 points. I would conclude that it was obviously not very easy to reach this maximum score (be it because of the complexity or the availability of student’s time).

Coming to the overall numbers it is a great result that from 9,112 active course participants 5,436 learners earned the Record of Achievement.

Please be aware that this blog post conveys my own, personal interpretation of the metrics we have gathered.

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