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If you work at a higher education institution in Florida, consider attending the TOPkit Workshop on March 5-6, 2019, and the Innovation Summit on March 7, 2019.

The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) website is a comprehensive resource that provides the postsecondary community with the essential elements required to ensure a very high quality online faculty development program, including a sample course that may be imported into any learning management system and then customized. The links below walk you through a three-step process for planning, developing, and evaluating your program along with supporting resources.

While this initiative is Florida funded and Florida focused, it is not Florida exclusive and we invite you, our colleagues around the world, to explore the TOPkit website and actively participate in its accompanying community of practice.

To learn more about this site and its contributors, please read About Us.
Community of Practice

Meet Our Advisory Board

Robin Donaldson
  • Robin Donaldson, Ph.D. (Chair)
  • Assistant Director, Member Research and Services
  • Florida Virtual Campus
Victoria Brown
  • Victoria Brown, Ed.D.
  • Interim Assistant Provost for eLearning
  • Florida Atlantic University
Cynthia DeLuca
  • Cynthia DeLuca, Ed.D.
  • Assistant Vice Provost
  • University of South Florida
Laura Dinehart
  • Laura Dinehart, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Florida International University
Arifa Garman
Wendy Howard
Brian K. Marchman
  • Brian K. Marchman, Ph.D.
  • Director, Distance Learning
  • University of Florida
Deb Miller
  • Deb Miller, Ed.D.
  • Director, Center for Instruction & Research Technology
  • University of North Florida
Mike Petroski
  • Mike Petroski, M.S.
  • Director of Faculty Development and Academic Assessment
  • Lynn University
Kendall St. Hilaire
  • Kendall St. Hilaire, M.S.
  • Director of Virtual Campus
  • Indian River State College
Vicki Westergard
Shawn D. Felton
  • Shawn D. Felton, Ed.D.
  • Assistant Professor - Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
John Opper
  • John Opper, Ph.D.
  • Executive Director, Distance Learning and Student Services
  • Florida Virtual Campus
Dr. Tom Cavanagh
  • Tom Cavanagh, Ph.D.
  • Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning
  • University of Central Florida
Dr. Pam Northrup
  • Pam Northrup, Ph.D.
  • Senior Associate Provost and CEO, Innovation Institute
  • University of West Florida
Nicole Nichols
  • Nicole Nichols (Administrative Support)
  • Executive Specialist
  • Florida Virtual Campus