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Open Educational Resources at HIIG

Under the principle of Open Science, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) engages in a productive exchange of knowledge between scientific and social actors. This includes Open Educational Resources (OER), which are educational materials under an open licence. At HIIG, we are continuously developing a wide range of OER, including a lecture series, a future thinking toolkit and several games.

Why OER?

OER contribute to equity and sustainability in education by providing free access and the right to edit and republish materials. This benefits not only learners but also teachers, as they can save resources such as time sharing and reusing the materials.

Want to know more about OER? Here is a guide to creating, distributing and archiving, summarised by our researchers Katharina Mosene and Marcel Wrzesinski.


Sarah Spitz

Head of Dialogue & Knowledge Transfer | Project Coordinator Women* in Tech


What does the term open science mean and how can we make academic research more accessible, collaborative and transparent for all?

Toolbox – Making Sense of the Future

This OER consists of 6 exercises. They combine methods of future studies with materials around digitalisation and its impact on our society.

twentyforty – Utopias for a Digital Society

This project explores thirteen utopias for the digital society, written by visionary scholars from different disciplines.

Making sense of the digital society

In our lecture series, leading thinkers address the pioneering questions of digitalisation. We have supplemented the individual lectures with further OER materials.

Card game: Ai compass

With the AI Compass, you slip into the role of ultimate experts to find out which problems can really be solved by AI systems. But be careful! Using AI is not always the best way to reach your goal.

Experiment: Face recognition

The open-source tool gives people a hands-on understanding of how facial recognition software works with the help of experiments. How powerful are such AI systems and where what are their weaknesses?


Our toolkit assists researchers in maximising the potential of short-form video on platforms such as TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. It aids in creating compelling narratives and designing video edits.

Defining concepts of the digital society

Concise articles presenting and critically discussing individual concepts of our digital society by various authors in our Internet Policy Review Journal.

Action for computational social science

Online course on digital methods to analyse societal dynamics in different research fields.