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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
Podcampus is a podcasting platform for scientific and research contributions.
Lectures and courses of interest are recorded and published as audio- and
video-files. Some items have been produced exclusively for Podcampus.
Producers are research institutions, academies and educational institutions
from all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The topics range from
introductory lectures for various subjects to techniques of presentation and
communication, from scientific problems to a snowboard video-podcast.
As a “showcase of science”, Podcampus also offers interesting content for a
more general audience outside of universities. However, Podcampus is also
expanding in the area of academic teachings. Traditional learning
opportunities at the academies can be complemented, improving the service
for students. Every academic teacher, every faculty as well as every research
and educational institution can publish their seminars or lectures on
Content within Podcampus can be sorted thematically, geographically and by
several other criteria. Naturally, producers are free to publish their content
via their own respective website.
The project Podcampus is an initiative of Multimedia Kontor Hamburg, an
endeavor Hamburg’s academies. The University of Hamburg, Hamburg
University of Applied Science, Hamburg University of Technology, the
University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, the Academy for Music and Theater
(hfmt) Hamburg and the HafenCity University Hamburg are involved in the
project. (Source: http://www.podcampus.de/ueber_uns
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?
Only implicit quality assurance because mostly the contributions are made by
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!
Multimedia, lecture videos and podcasts.
What are the current OER/OEP policy arrangements at institutional and
national level across Europe/the World?
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
• Users download
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?
7. Open Educational Practices
Can you identify some case studies/ descriptions which form the illustrative
base for a more general model of OEP?
8. Tools and Repositories
What tools and repositories are being used to deliver OER/OEP? For example
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
Can you identify any strategies for organisations to use OER/OEP? Can you
identify any business models that promote OER/OEP?
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/
Too new to say what works and what does not work.