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Zentrale für Unterrichtsmedien

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Germany

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  1. 1. Template Sections for completion: Case Study Title: Zentrale für Unterrichtsmedien 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.zum.de http://wiki.zum.de/Wiki-Family 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. The Zentrale für Unterichtsmedien im Internet e.V. (abbrev. ZUM.DE or ZUM) is a charitable association founded September 11, 1997. Using and shaping the internet to make it a viable teaching and learning aid for all types of school as well as extracurricular education within the German-speaking area is ZUM’s goal. The Wiki-family of ZUM, launched 2008, is a free service, enabling schools and universities to set up their own independent Wiki, which can make use of all the ZUM-Wiki’s technical features. March 1, 2009, ZUM started the teachers’ network ZUM-Unity, where approximately 600 registered users (status November 2009) exchange their opinions in forms and blogs. ZUM is cooperating with lernmodule.net, a charitable society for advancement of new media in schools and universities. This cooperation’s objective is to provide students with free learning modules including an evaluation of success. Additionally, selected content of GEO-magazine can be downloaded without cost for the subjects Biology, Physics, History, Religious Education, Philosophy and Ethics. 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
  2. 2. 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? Use of Wikis, blogs and forums, as well as the supply of learning modules with evaluation of success. Creating of a social learning network. 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! The Wiki-family of ZUM, launched 2008, is a free service, enabling schools and universities to set up their own independent Wiki, which can make use of all the ZUM-Wiki’s technical features. March 1, 2009, ZUM started the teachers’ network ZUM-Unity, where approximately 600 registered users (status November 2009) exchange their opinions in forms and blogs. 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 can form discussion groups and exchange materials through a WIKI platform • Learners can find and contribute materials 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? 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 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 WIKIs and weblogs
  3. 3. 9. Strategies Can you identify any strategies for organisations to use OER/OEP? Can you identify any business models that promote OER/OEP? Access and exchange around learning materials. 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?

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