The National Teaching Repository is an open access online searchable database where tried and tested strategies ‘that work’ can be housed and harvested.
A space where colleagues can upload and share teaching resources, pedagogical research, approaches and ideas. Their innovations and strategies and in doing so not only help others, but gain recognition and be acknowledged for and e able to evidence of the impact of their work in practice.
It is a space that anyone can search and access hands-on, practical ideas and resources, off the shelf ready to use or to adapt for implementation in their own settings.
It is a space that facilitates your ability to showcase your practice in a range of non-traditional research formats including data, books, reports, code, videos, images, audio recordings, posters, and presentations.
…because all too often great ideas are hidden and even when brought to the fore they are not always considered to be of any value outside of the discipline or institution where they originated.
The National Teaching Repository creates a central space where anyone with an interest in teaching and learning and supporting developments in this field can view, download, upload, share and browse the very best ideas. Either to use as ‘off the shelf’ transferable strategies for immediate direct application, or with adaption to meet the needs of their own context.
The repository is all about supporting the strategic implementation of effective interventions that lead to real improvements for students by providing access to high-quality support to as many colleagues as we can because ‘better’ support for staff equals ‘better’ outcomes for students.
How does it work?
The repository is housed within a system called Figshare.
Within the repository we have created several folders called categories. You simply decide where your work sits best and upload. It is possible to have work that straddles two or more categories. You can upload almost anything into the repository: Papers, Reports, Key Note Lectures, Power Point Presentations, Video, Teaching Resources and Materials.
Use the categories and add key words to help people to find your work easily. Our curators will help ensure your work is located in the most appropriate space and support you in making your work visible.