Share your Practice
Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularlyhttp://wenger-trayner.com/introduction-to-communities-of-practice/
We believe strongly that our community can only flourish if we are prepared to share and celebrate our members’ experiences. We therefore urge you to add comments and suggestions, questions and tips so that we can start to share.
You may also want to follow us and share your ideas with the wider educational research field through Twitter. The details are on the right of the screen.
The National Teaching Repository
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. Sharing these innovations and strategies will both help others and help contributors gain recognition, be acknowledged for and be able to show evidence of the impact of their work in practice.
It is a database that anyone can search to access hands-on, practical ideas and resources, off the shelf ready to use or to adapt for implementation in their own settings.
A repository that facilitates your ability to showcase your practice in a range of nontraditional research formats including data, books, reports, code, videos, images, audio recordings, posters, and presentations.
What are the benefits?
In addition to supporting others to develop their practice, uploading your work into The National Teaching Repository has several personal and professional benefits:
• Gain national recognition.
• Protect your academic and intellectual property.
Uploading your work is really very simple. It doesn’t take hours to set up an account and you can add any type of file.
View our Quick Guide for Authors, our Submit! page or our ‘How to add items’ video.
You can also visit our Getting Started pages or Figshare FAQ’s for further support are available. Here are some things to consider before you begin to upload:
• Is your work compliant with current accessibility legislation?
• Which category, group, sub-group or add key words will you add to help others to locate your work.
• Create a Figshare Profile and link it to your social media accounts and ORCID ID to maximise the visibility and impact of your work.