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bullet  Creative thinking group on the enhancement of learning and teaching  

The first in a series of working papers produced by the joint LTSN/ILTHE/HESDA creative thinking group for the enhancement of learning and teaching has now been published.The context for this work is the White Paper 'The future of higher education' and the proposals made by the Teaching Quality Enhancement Committee for an Academy.

bullet  Interactive Applets for Physics

The Interactive Applets For Physics website is a virtual library of resources for use in physics teaching that is held and maintained by the School of Physics at The University of Edinburgh. This website is the result of a development project that was funded by the Physical Sciences subject center of the Learning Teaching Support Network.

bullet  New body proposed to enhance learning and teaching in higher education 

The Teaching Quality Enhancement Committee (TQEC) was established by  HEFCE, Universities UK (UUK) and the Standing Conference of Principals (SCOP) to review the arrangements for supporting the enhancement of quality in learning and teaching in higher education.

The report proposes the creation of a single, central body to supportthe enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education. The new body is provisionally called the Academy for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

The Teaching Quality Enhancement Committee's report is available at

bullet  New Websites

Electical and Electronic Engineering Assessment Network
e3an is comprised of academics from across the UK who have worked together to assemble a test bank of several thousand peer reviewed questions, The resource is now available free of charge to all UK academics. A copy of the database can be downloaded at

The DELPHI (Development of Language Professionals in Higher Education Institutions) website provides staff development materials for all colleagues teaching foreign languages in HE.

Mental Health in Higher Education website is now live, and in continuing development. Feedback and contributions welcome to:

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