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The government of Baden-Württemberg is investing more and more in digitalization. On Wednesday,  July 4, SAP was honored to participate in the Festival für digitale Bildung, a festival organized by Baden-Württemberg focusing on the future of digital learning at schools and universities.

Christian Klein represented SAP at a discussion of the educational infrastructure of Baden-Württemberg compared to America’s education infrastructure and how modern education concepts could help Baden-Württemberg become the home of new, modern start-ups.  Christian also illustrated how learning concepts like openSAP can help make Baden-Württemberg run better and more efficiently.

One of the most popular booths at the festival introduced festival attendees to Snap!  Snap! is an easy-to-use, graphical programming language and part of the “Learning for Life” initiative. It allows beginners to take their first steps in programming using simple graphical building blocks.  Snap! also offers sophisticated abstractions, usually found only in advanced programming languages for artificial intelligence.  At the booth kids could explore their creativity and use Snap! to build a watering system for plants and learn how to program a sewing machine so it sews complicated patterns autonomously.
Snap! is being introduced to American students in grade school and utilized through university. In Germany, Snap! is becoming more and more popular with both students and teachers.

It is the youth of today and their talent that shape the world of tomorrow!
At the SAP Young Thinkersbooth, young people could get to know Design Thinking techniques. The Young Thinkers invited visitors to write down their wishes and expectations of the future and post them to a board at the booth. The end-result was a fun collection of hopes and dreams.
The SAP Young Thinkers community, which is part of SAP University Alliances and the Next-Gen community, allows young people to discover their skills, find their career paths and become successful.

But learning does not stop after university and SAP is committed to the philosophy of lifelong learning!
In a workshop, visitors could explore SAP’s learning platform openSAP. openSAP is delivering free online courses in the format of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) around SAP’s innovative solutions. The courses are accessible around the globe for anyone, at any time. Attendeescould experience the content and structure of MOOCs as well as get practical experience on how to create and deliver successful, high quality, online training courses.

SAP recently announced a series of new openSAP coursesincluding:

  • SAP Leonardo - Enabling the Intelligent Enterprise

  • Intelligent ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

  • Reimagine Customer Experience with SAP C/4HANA

  • SAP HANA Data Management Suite - Strategy Talk

The Festival für digitale Bildung was a great event and fun peek into the future of digital learning.