I am keenly interested in improving the quality of Computer Science
education, in particular, the development of problem solving skills.
I am one of the investigators in a project, funded by Google, to
promote the use of problem solving on Computer Science. I am also
one of the investigators in a University of Adelaide project to
improve and promulgate our school's
web-based automatic marking and assessment
I am a current member of the Education Research Group of Adelaide (ERGA) and have recently completed
the Graduate Certificate
in Higher Education course offered at Adelaide. My main areas of interest
are Competititive Learning, Automated Assessment, Plagiarism Detection, and
the use of version-control systems. I am interested in establishing
collaborative links on these, and related, topics. I am currently working
on the use of genetic algorithms for grouping students on the basis of diagnostic assessments.