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Opening textbooks

How are textbooks used by academics and students – and how much do they cost? David Kernohan and Vivien Rolfe introduce the UK Open Textbook project.

Edtech: what works?

Four great panellists made the edtech session at Wonkfest17 a delight. Sarah Davies of Jisc, one of the four, makes the case for aligning technology and people in the service of a better student experience.

Spaces that inspire

In an article adapted from the University Alliance “Technical and Professional Excellence: Perspectives on Learning and Teaching”, Mike Clark and Stan Stanier from the University of Brighton survey the latest trends in estates development.

In defence of independent learning

With contact hours and teaching intensity in the forefront of policymaking, has the argument for independent learning been lost? George Roberts thinks not.

Halving the NSS diminishes the student voice in TEF

‘Halving the NSS weighting’ may have been a statement designed to pacify objections from within the sector, but underestimating the student voice can ultimately come at a cost. Gwen van der Velden highlights a major change in the TEF.

Edtech? It’s all about policy!

At the 2017 #ALTC conference Wonkhe’s David Kernohan talks to Liverpool Associate Pro-vice-chancellor and co-chair Helen O’Sullivan, and ALT CEO Maren Deepwell, about the current state of edtech at Liverpool and beyond.

Team Wonkhe slack chat: the NSS

In an experimental feature, Team Wonkhe take to slack to discuss the 2017 NSS in detail. The chat covers post-graduate NSS, the potential for bias within surveys and the use of NSS data within institutions.

Live: The Incredible Machine – What next for TEF?

Today Wonkhe is hosting our TEF event: ‘The Incredible Machine – what next for TEF?’. It promises to be a fascinating day of debate and discussion on teaching excellence – follow it all here.

The history of efforts to improve university teaching

TEF is just the latest in a long line of public efforts to improve university teaching, and public anxieties about quality have not changed for many years. We take a look at the litany of initiatives in this space.

Most excellent! The Teaching Excellence Alliance

There is more than one path to teaching excellence, and collaboration between universities can drive improvement across the sector. Sam Grogan introduces the new Teaching Excellence Alliance.

From ivory tower to good neighbour

The image of an ivory tower presents universities set apart from their surrounds yet most are physically, socially, culturally economically and environmentally present within cities, towns and neighbourhoods.