A Template (V3) for collecting case studies for:
OPAL Work Package 3 – Deliverable 3.1 ‘Desk
Research and Case Study Identification’
Notes on the use of this template:
• The contents of this template will be used to provide input to Section 2
‘Towards an OEP Framework’ of the above titled document
• The aim of the template is to collect evidence of OER and OEP practice
• When researching a HE or AE institution for suitability for providing input to a
case study it is not necessary for all of the below sections/questions to be
answered for each institution. For example, a particular institution may only
be used once as a case study to show practice around a ‘single’ feature listed
below (Sections 2-10) e.g. quality, or tools, or policy
• Just to repeat - the intention is not to provide a complete case study for
every institution researched in Section 2! Unless it is a particularly rich case
• The final document will comprise of case study examples drawn mainly from
HE and AE institutions in Europe, and also some case studies from around the
Template Sections for completion:
Case Study Title:
(Which refers to the specific characteristic of this case study e.g. policy, tool,
innovation, quality etc.)
Case Study Country:
Type of organisation described by the case study, address of organisation,
hyperlink to organisation, hyperlink to case study source:
Case Study Contributed by:
Case Study Sections:
Please complete Section 1 – mandatory. Please complete whichever of Sections 2-10
is/are relevant to the case study.
From an analytical perspective we are looking for the following generic questions to
be answered in the case study:
• What constitutes open educational practice in this case study?
• What are the elements of innovation in educational practice?
• How is OER being used to innovate educational practice?
• How is open educational practice used to improve quality?
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
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?
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!
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?
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