The National Teaching Repository: Our Curator and Critical Friend Affiliations
Last Updated August 2023
Critical Friend Affiliations
Please access this file to view a full list of our current Curator and Critical Friend Affiliations. Please get in touch if you would like to know more or become a friend of the repository.
The National Teaching Repository:
The National Teaching Repository is an online searchable database designed to foster the collective production and sharing of open resources, with a shared goal to support the continual improvement of learning and teaching. The community that is the National Teaching Repository seeks to promote behaviours, and support practices that through shared open educational resources, open-up access to educational opportunities, including networking and collaboration, irrespective of background or culture. Sharing teaching and learning materials, high-quality scholarly outputs alongside tried and tested research and evidence-based strategies ‘that work’, through the community that is the National Teaching Repository supports open pedagogy, research, and the interchange of collaborative ideas.
In this space where colleagues can upload and share teaching resources, pedagogical research, approaches and ideas with the express interest in advancing pedagogy in practice contributors have reported their teaching practice has been enhanced and this has an impact on student learning. National Teaching Repository engagement drives improvements in teaching, which by supporting staff development, ultimately provides better opportunities and support for higher student attainment, achievement, and outcomes.
Acknowledging academic and intellectual property
The National Teaching Repository provides colleagues with a global platform to shout about their brilliance. In the same way that formal research (e.g., journals articles) is protected, the National Teaching Repository generates a DOI and citation, enabling work to be appropriately acknowledged. The National Teaching Repository embraces inclusivity by providing no barriers to access content. Authors retain all rights to their work, which can be linked to their ORCID ID account. Colleagues can measure the impact of their practice via Altmetric Data which enables them to secure recognition for their practice.
Sharing and accessing practice is easy, there is no need to register. Uploading/downloading takes just a few minutes. Built on the Figshare platform, the National Teaching Repository is free to use and accessible in multiple countries. During the process of submitting, colleagues can select the level of Creative Commons (CC) licensing they deem most appropriate to support availability for others to build upon and legally share their work. Celebrating the diversity of teaching and learning practice, the repository facilitates the wide dissemination of practice in a range of non-traditional research formats including PowerPoint and Poster Presentations, Teaching Resources, Data, Video/Audio Recordings, as well as published research.
Specifically, the National Teaching Repository:
· generates a citation so that others can acknowledge use of work,
· enables a link to the author's ORCID ID,
· supports the generation of a unique DOI for each item uploaded,
· facilitates instant sharing via social media,
· uses Altmetric data to evidence the impact of the work,
· allows users to set their own Creative Commons (CC) licence level,
· allows the creation of a Profile to help direct traffic back to institutional and/or personal websites and blog spaces.
The National Teaching Repository: Key Links
Discover the National Teaching Repository here: https://figshare.edgehill.ac.uk/The_National_Teaching_Repository
National Teaching Repository: Our Curators and Critical Friends: https://doi.org/10.25416/edgehill.12820727
Everything you need to know about the National Teaching Repository: https://doi.org/10.25416/NTR.12673016.v16
To share your work and protect your academic and intellectual property
Submit here: https://figshare.edgehill.ac.uk/submit
For more information:
AdvanceHE (Good Practice Grant) National Teaching Repository Final Report. Available here: https://doi.org/10.25416/NTR.14401820.v4
Bullingham, L., and Irving-Bell, D. (2022). Making open education FAIR: principles, practice and the National Teaching Repository, Open research Week, University of Liverpool.
Bullingham, L., Irving-Bell, D., & Hardeman, M. (2020). Open Access Data and Teaching Materials at Edge Hill University. Figshare Webinar. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13123106
Irving-Bell, D., Bullingham, L., Hardeman, M., & Figshare, T. (2020). Using Edge Hill University’s Figshare instance for hosting posters, online events, and the National Teaching Repository. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13109678
TalkingHE - Episode 10 - Dr Dawne Irving-Bell - The National Teaching Repository. Available at: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/talkinghe-episode-10-dr-dawne-irving-bell-the/id1542720870?i=1000534199746
The University of Glasgow, Learning, Teaching and Scholarship Podcast: The National Repository. Available at: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ltands/episodes/Dawne-Irving-Bell-and-the-National-Teaching-Repository-emhs9t/a-a3s021i
Wooff, D. and Irving-Bell, D. (2022): UNESCO World Higher Education Conference - Report into the National Teaching Repository. https://doi.org/10.25416/NTR.19834996 also available: https://whec2022.net/resources/Report into the National Teaching Repository.pdf
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