Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - 2010

Dr Mark Williams

University of Western Sydney
New South Wales
University of Western Sydney


For innovative online resources providing high quality, timely and constructive feedback: enhancing student learning for diverse student cohorts in chemistry


Chemistry is a core enabling discipline for many science-based degrees, but first year student cohorts are increasingly diverse. Some students have strong backgrounds in high school chemistry, while others have none. Award winning Mark Williams’ sophisticated and innovative online resources allow students to develop chemical understanding and skills through specific feedback, immediate and based on their own answers. By doing this, Mark has significantly improved student success in introductory chemistry units by creating resources tailor-made to a wide range of students.