Technical Documentation

TDOP 2.1 Basic Version Hardcopy (PDF)

TDOP 2.1 Users Guide (PDF)

The TDOP is available to use free of charge. Sign up as an administrator to create your own groups and individual studies.


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Hora, M.T. (2015). Toward a descriptive science of teaching: How the TDOP illuminates the multidimensional nature of active learning in postsecondary classrooms. Science Education.

Ferrare, J. J., & Hora, M. T. (2014). Cultural models of teaching and learning in math and science: Exploring the intersections of culture, cognition, and pedagogical situations. The Journal of Higher Education, 85(6), 792-825.

Hora, M. T., & Ferrare, J. J. (2014). Remeasuring postsecondary teaching: How singular categories of instruction obscure the multiple dimensions of classroom practice. Journal of College Science Teaching, 43(3), 36-41.

Oleson, A., & Hora, M. T. (2014). Teaching the way they were taught? Revisiting the sources of teaching knowledge and the role of prior experience in shaping faculty teaching practices. Higher Education, 1-17.

Hora, M.T. & Couch, B.A. (2013). Assessing the Presence of Interactive Teaching in Postsecondary STEM Classrooms (WCER Working Paper No. 2013-6). Wisconsin Center for Education Research. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hora, M. T., & Ferrare, J. J. (2013). Instructional systems of practice: A multidimensional analysis of math and science undergraduate course planning and classroom teaching. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 22(2), 212-257.

Hora, M. T., Bouwma-Gearhart, J., Oleson, A., & Collins, J. (2013). Findings from an administration of the ISOP framework in the Spring of 2013: Insights into course planning, classroom teaching. Wisconsin Center for Education Research. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hora, M. T., & Holden, J. (2013). Exploring the role of instructional technology in course planning and classroom teaching: implications for pedagogical reform. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 25(2), 68-92.

Other Publications on Classroom Observations

Halpin, P. F., & Kieffer, M. J. (2015). Describing Profiles of Instructional Practice A New Approach to Analyzing Classroom Observation Data. Educational Researcher, 0013189X15590804.

Garrett, R., & Steinberg, M.P. (2015). Examining teacher effectiveness using classroom observation scores: Evidence from the randomization of teachers to students. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37 (2), 224-242.

Hora, M.T. & Ferrare, J. (2013). A Review of Classroom Observation Techniques Used in Postsecondary Settings. Wisconsin Center for Education Research Working Paper no. 2013-1. UW-Madison.

Using the Website

More information about how to use this website to customize the TDOP and conduct classroom observations is now available.