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  1. 1. Template Sections for completion: Case Study Title: Podcampus 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.podcampus.de 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. 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 Podcampus. 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
  2. 2. (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 experts 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! Multimedia, lecture videos and podcasts. 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 • Users download 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? Only access. 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
  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 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? Too new to say what works and what does not work.