FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Online Teaching Practices Added to Open Repository
Orlando, Florida, US – November 29, 2017 – The editors of the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) are pleased to announce the new entries accepted for publication from the Fall 2017 TOPR Call for Submissions. Entries were received from faculty and designers in multiple disciplines from various institutions. The nine selected entries represent a diversity of approaches to designing online content, engagement activities, and assessments of learning.
TOPR is an open platform for online/blended faculty and instructional designers to connect, find inspiration, and collaboratively contribute innovative online teaching strategies. Each TOPR entry is licensed for remixing under a Creative Commons license to maximize adoption and adaptations. TOPR is open to the world at: http://topr.online.ucf.edu.
The selected entries published as a result of the fall 2017 call for submissions appear below (alphabetical by last name of first author):
- Digitalizing Gallery Walks: A Method for Student-Centered Feedback and Engagement by Alex Fegely (Coastal Carolina University), Todd Sloan Cherner (Portland State University)
- Creativity, Collaboration, and Student Choice using Digital Storytelling by Jaime Hannans (California State University Channel Islands)
- Using Images to Encourage Visual Creativity, Display Comprehension, and Application of a Lesson by Karen Jensen (The Pennsylvania State University)
- Create a Case Method Group Activity to Engage Students in Critical Thinking by Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
- Post First Discourse by Rae Mancilla (University of Pittsburgh), Laurie Cochenour (University of Pittsburgh), Mary Crossley (University of Pittsburgh)
- Use Rubric Rationale to Improve Student Performance on Peer Review Assignment by Allison Pinkerton (University of Central Florida)
- Developing Critical Thinking Skills through Online Simulations Created with Blackboard’s Testing Tool by Alicia K Ribar (University of South Carolina), Vera Polyakova-Norwood (University of South Carolina)
- Using a Reflective Online Discussion Activity to Help Students Solidify Learning by Jane Sutterlin (The Pennsylvania State University)
- Use Role Play to Increase Student Engagement in Online Discussions by Jessica Waesche (University of Central Florida)
Dr. Baiyun Chen and Dr. Aimee deNoyelles of the University of Central Florida are Co-Managing Editors of the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR). Alyssa Albrecht of the University of Central Florida is the Associate Editor of the TOPR.
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Baiyun Chen and Aimee deNoyelles
TOPR Managing Editors