Supporting the digital transformation of Hamburg's higher education institutions
Multimedia Kontor Hamburg (MMKH) is an enterprise of Hamburg´s six state universities. MMKH provides services for the digital transformation of campus administration and education. Established in 2002, MMKH today is a centre of expertise in the support of online learning and teaching, as well as digital administration processes. MMKH is funded by the Hamburg Ministry for Science, Research, Gender Equality and Communities.
Services for Hamburg's higher education institutions
In co-operation with Hamburg´s six state universities MMKH provides, for these partner institutions, strategic and hands-on consulting services concerning the digitalisation and IT-based enhancement of learning, teaching, research and campus administration.
MMKH´s activities include coordination, consulting, training, production and support services. These are represented in its two major project programmes eCampus/digital administration and eLearning Support/digital teaching and learning:
MMKH coordinates projects for the implementation of IT-based processes into the fields of administration, education and research across the six higher education institutions. The objective of MMKH´s eCampus project is the modernisation of campus administration, services and organisation. This includes integrated campus management solutions, process documentation and analysis, data protection, management information systems, web CMS user qualification, and alumni management.
MMKH provides support services for online learning and digitalisation projects conducted at its partner universities. In its Multimedia lab (MMlab) MMKH realises the production of multimedia material such as podcasts, interactive instructional films and video modules. MMlab supports audiovisual projects of Hamburg´s six state universities through hands-on advice and trainings. Moreover, MMlab realises entire productions in video, VR and AR projects as well as social media content development.
MMKH designed the platform podcampus to showcase and promote the scope of digital teaching materials and scientific podcasts offered at Hamburg´s higher education institutions and beyond.
Digitalisation of higher ed: expertise and events
As a centre of expertise in the implementation of IT into the fields of administration, education and research, MMKH engages in feeding its experience into the dialogue on campus digitalisation in and beyond Hamburg.
MMKH initiates and organises training, workshops and networking events focusing on the digital university. MMKH´s annual conference Campus Innovation is a leading event in the German-speaking expert community.
Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU)
Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU) is a multi-university initiative supported by the six state universities, the Ministry for Science, Research, Gender Equality and Communities, and MMKH. HOOU strives to supplement classic classroom teaching with the possibilities of digital technologies and to make this service available to a broad public. The HOOU platform is a digital space in which students, teachers and interested members of the public can interact on interdisciplinary, multi-university projects meeting academic standards.