About this Masterclass

Educators continue to face significant challenges in providing high quality, post-secondary instruction in large classes. A significant portion of these challenges may be categorised as either content-related or support-related. Content-related challenges mostly emerge from high levels of diversity in learners’ academic ability, and support-related challenges emerge from less direct and indirect contact time of the teaching staff with each leaner. These challenges often lead to the learners receiving less timely and helpful feedback and guidance from the teaching staff. The usage of recent advancements in educational technologies coupled with new methods of course delivery provides promising perspectives in addressing these issues. In particular, there is a growing body of knowledge that provides evidence that adaptive learning platforms can be leveraged in assisting with content-related challenges and peer learning and mentoring can be utilised in assisting with support-related challenges. Additionally, learning sciences provide a plethora of evidence that inviting learners to be more actively involved in their construction of knowledge, by facilitating learning across many of the higher-level objectives of the cognitive domain of Bloom’s taxonomy, improves learning and increases learner satisfaction.

Benefits of attending

This masterclass aims to introduce strategies and a platform called RiPPLE for employing adaptive learning, peer learning and co-creation in large classes, aiming to narrow the gap between these large bodies of research and effective approaches that instructors can easily employ in their courses.


Dr Hassan Khosravi

About ITaLI Teaching Masterclass Series

The ITaLI Teaching Masterclass Series provides a venue for inspirational and successful teachers to share effective approaches and best practices for teaching. Each Masterclass aims to assist attendees in learning tangible, practical skills that help them build on their existing expertise to excel in teaching for 21st-century students. If you have any suggestions or feedback on how we can improve the series, please contact us using this feedback form or email Dr Hassan Khosravi.

If you wish to download the presentation slides or listen to the video recordings of past events, select a Masterclass in the list of past sessions. Alternatively, all the videos are available on our YouTube channel - ITaLI Masterclasses playlist.


Learning Innovation Building (17), St Lucia campus