He combines traditional teaching with new technologies in novel ways, so that 21st century net-gen students in large classes can actively engage in learning. Students who struggle with threshold concepts in engineering require deeper engagement and more explanation than traditional ‘book and board’ methods provide; hence they fail to progress in engineering study. Recognising the need for more detailed and customised feedback on learning, he has used his teaching experience to set up Adaptive Tutorials (ATs)– Web based interactive simulation activities in which the students’ pathways through the tutorial are automatically guided and tracked. He has pioneered the establishment of Adaptive Mechanics Network (www.adaptivemechanics.edu.au) and offered World's first Adaptive MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) using FutureLearn platform on "Through Engineers' Eyes-Engineering Mechanics by Experiment, Analysis and Design".
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