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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.

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.

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.

Well informed? Research, teaching and TEF

Research-informed teaching is just one piece of a difficult jigsaw for the those designing future iterations of the TEF. Ant Bagshaw looks at some of the most recent commentary on the topic.

CETLs and the ghosts of teaching excellence past

Taking the long view of government-led teaching excellence initiatives, David Kernohan returns to the Centres for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CETLs), and draws lessons for the sector and the government today.