FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Online Teaching Practices Added to Open Repository
Orlando, Florida, US – Feb 19, 2016 – The editors of the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) are pleased to announce the new entries accepted for publication from the Fall 2015 TOPR Call for Submissions. Entries were received from faculty and designers in multiple disciplines from various institutions throughout the US and beyond. The fourteen 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: https://topr.online.ucf.edu.
The selected entries published as a result of the fall 2015 call for submissions appear below (alphabetical by last name of first author):
- Use digital communication tools to enhance online communities of inquiry by Shelley N. Armstrong, Michelle M. Burcin (Walden University) Jody Early (University of Washington Bothell)
- Use mobile communication technologies to increase students’ feelings of connectedness and instructor support by Shelley N. Armstrong and Michelle M. Burcin (Walden University)
- Assign collaborative experiential learning while partnering with clients by Mary Todd Chesnut (Northern Kentucky University)
- Using GIST statements for summary of learning content by Angela Danley (University of Central Missouri)
- Implement Tuning Protocol to Improve Online Discussion Peer Replies and Assignment Quality by Aimee deNoyelles (University of Central Florida)
- Develop student confidence in using the online library database for scholarly searches by Michelle Dusseau (University of Central Florida)
- Use academic challenges and experiential missions to provide learner choice and engage students in online course activities by Emma Humphries (University of Florida)
- Facilitating student participation in a virtual conference of a professional association by Rae Mancilla (University of Pittsburgh)
- Use non-complex Excel based simulations to improve online student understanding of deterministic financial models by Thomas E. McKee (Medical University of South Carolina)
- Create a course contract assignment to help students learn about course policies by Stacy Tanner (University of Central Florida)
- Applying motivational design principles to create engaging online modules by Liz Thompson (James Madison University)
- Use Twitter @replies/mentions to reach out to professional networks beyond the class by Stephanie Vie (University of Central Florida)
- Use pop culture to energize online discussions by Keri Watson (University of Central Florida)
- Use Digital Posters for Online Community Introductions by Jane West (Mercer University)
Dr. Kelvin Thompson and Dr. Baiyun Chen of the University of Central Florida are co-managing editors of the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR).
View all TOPR entries via the Pedagogical Practices listing on the TOPR website.
Kelvin Thompson and Baiyun Chen
TOPR Managing Editors