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Welcome to Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository


UCF's Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

The University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) offers the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) as a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies. Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature.


New Call for Submission Will Open in Fall 2014


The next Call for Submissions will open on September 2, 2014. You may submit an online teaching strategy in the interim by completing the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository Strategy Entry form. Submitted entries will be reviewed and selected for publication during the Fall 2014 Call for Submissions. For ideas on submitting entries, please see the webinar for new contributors conducted by Dr. Baiyun Chen and Amy Sugar. To be notified of updates related to the next call for submissions and other TOPR developments, please subscribe to the TOPR Mailing List.

Webinar on September 17, 2014 - 2:00pm ET

Register for the upcoming Online Learning Consortium webinar on TOPR at . This webinar features the reusability of TOPR as a valuable resource for faculty, instructional designers, and faculty development programs. Participants will be encouraged to identify TOPR materials relevant to their own institutional settings.

New Entries from Spring 2014 Call for Submissions

2013 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award
2013 Sloan-C Effective Practice

"The selected entries represent a diversity of approaches to designing online content, engagement activities, and assessments of learning." Read more and view entries in the press release.

2013 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award

Check out how TOPR entries are useful in faculty development programs, for instructional designers, and to individual teaching faculty. See the 2013 award-winning Sloan-C Effective Practice: Enhancing Faculty Development Through Integrating the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository.


Everyone is welcome to browse and search TOPR for teaching ideas. TOPR entries employ a peer review process overseen by an editorial board. For background information on TOPR processes and structure, you may wish to view this recorded conference presentation. For suggestions on how to use TOPR in your own professional practice you may wish to view this archived webinar with Dr. Kelvin Thompson. For ideas on how you might start contributing entries to TOPR please view the archived webinar for new contributors with Dr. Baiyun Chen and Amy Sugar.

Get Connected

If you would like to be added to the TOPR mailing list in order to be informed of new developments with TOPR, or if you'd like to become a peer reviewer, please subscribe to the TOPR Mailing List. Feel free to share the attached TOPR flyer to anyone you think might be interested in using TOPR or contributing to this resource.

You may also contact TOPR editors Dr. Baiyun Chen and Dr. Kelvin Thompson via email at for more information.

How to Find Information in the Repository

  • All published strategies are linked from the Pedagogical Practices section.
  • You can also go to Categories to view all topics.
  • Use the search tool on the top right to search for pedagogical practice.
  • For additional guidance in finding and using teaching ideas from TOPR, you may wish to view this archived webinar with Dr. Kelvin Thompson.