The OER platform of the Hamburg Open Online-University (HOOU) makes a variety of open materials from Hamburg’s universities available for further use. Unlike many other repositories for OER, the HOOU OER platform primarily offers learning materials for self-learning. The target group is students, but the platform’s offerings are openly available for use under a free licence and free of charge to anyone interested in academic content.

The content comes from all Hamburg universities participating in HOOU. Currently, there are more than 200 learning offers on different topics available and there are just as many materials from the different universities that can be used freely and free of charge. Teams have also been created for individual projects, which interested parties can join and exchange information and network with others on the topic.