Opal case study 39 kel damed germany


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Opal case study 39 kel damed germany

  1. 1. Template Sections for completion: Case Study Title: KELDAmed Case Study Country: Germany Type of organisation described by the case study, address of organisation, hyperlink to organisation, hyperlink to case study source: HE http://www.ma.uni-heidelberg.de/apps/bibl/KELDAmed Case Study Contributed by: Ulf Ehlers Sections 1-10 1. Mandatory - A brief summary of the institution to be used as a case study About 500 words please on a description of the institution, its OER history and approach. KELDAmed is an annotated database registering free medical e-learning resources on the internet. Its entries range from text-collection to a specific case simulation. The database is a complementary service of the Library for the Medical Faculty of Mannheim, designed to simplify immersion into content. For the searching, several criteria can be chosen from: Type of media, subject area, keyword and date of publication. Further, users have the option to comment on material or add new links that may be of interest (educational material). The service is available both in German and English language. 2. Quality – OER/OEP How does the institution approach quality in OER? Is there any current indication of a quality concept or process? Does the institution perceive quality from the perspective of the quality of open educational resources or the quality of open educational practice? How does the institution show quality through OEP versus quality of OEP? What methods, concepts and practices are used to enhance the quality of OEP? Annotations through experts are made which help users to find their way through the learning materials. Users can not annotate further 3. Innovation How can OER/OEP innovate educational practices? What current innovative practices are there in the institution? Please do not regard innovation from just a technology perspective!
  2. 2. • The resources are categorized quite nicely • They are categorized into podcasts + audio • Text questions • Cases studies • Web portals • Video • eBooks 4. Policy What are the current OER/OEP policy arrangements at institutional and national level across Europe/the World? 5. Actors What actors are involved in OER/OEP? Is there any evidence to show that OER actors do not always promote OEP but “only” access to OER? • Teachers / experts upload • Learners use 6. Initiatives What OER/OEP initiatives can be evidenced? Is there any evidence to show that OER initiatives do not always promote OEP but “only” access to OER? Not in this case- only access. 7. Open Educational Practices Can you identify some case studies/ descriptions which form the illustrative base for a more general model of OEP? Not from this case. 8. Tools and Repositories What tools and repositories are being used to deliver OER/OEP? For example GLOW, Connexions. Are there any other special tools for OER/OEP? e.g. Cloudworks, in which practices can be discussed and validated? Are there any tools for Visualisation? e.g. CompendiumLD Are there any tools for Argumentation? e.g. Cohere The project is a repository. 9. Strategies Can you identify any strategies for organisations to use OER/OEP? Can you identify any business models that promote OER/OEP? Access.
  3. 3. 10. Current barriers and enablers What are the barriers to the use of OER/OEP? Is there any evidence to how these barriers have been overcome? What are the enablers to the use of OER/ OEP?