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Research Interests within Engineering Education
After graduating from University of Bristol, I have been involved with engineering education as a practitioner researcher since 2003. My passion lies in designing and evaluating educational technology within engineering education context. In particular, the use of intelligent and/or Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) systems to enhance and support student supervision, assessment of and for learning and motivating and engaging students in self-regulated and peer learning. I am enrolled on a PhD programme at Lancaster University since 2016, where I am exploring the use of technology within engineering education. I am interested in the use of qualitative as well as quantitative research methods in studying the development of student learning and skills. In particular, technologies that help mastering of content knowledge as well as developing interpersonal skills linked to becoming a successful engineer.
Projects I have been involved with
- 2017: The Engineering EDGE Project – Engineering the Engaged Development of Educators: RAEng: I am the lead for University of Portsmouth on this project, which will look at the research question “Are engineering educators fit for purpose”.
- 2016: Auto-orchestration of peer learning within Engineering Education – PI on the Faculty of Technology, UoP funded (£1.5K).
- 2012: HEA STEM TEAL/TBL Community – Lead on HEA / JISC funded project (£1.5K).
- Engineering Education Open Educational Resources – Lead for Portsmouth on the HEA / JISC funded project (£250k).
Selected Research outputs
- Direito, I., Chance, S., & Malik, M. (2019). The study of grit in engineering education research: a systematic literature review. European Journal of Engineering Education, 1-25.
- Webb, S., Malik, M., & Wilson, M. (2015). Can web thin clients be used to create flexible assessment spaces in a higher education setting?. International journal of interactive mobile technologies, 9(4), 69-73.
- Malik, M., Khusainov, R., Zhou, S., & Adamos, V. (2009). A two year case study: Technology assisted project supervision (TAPaS). engineering education, 4(2), 76-83.
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am also the Chair of the southern region Association of Learning Technologist (ALT) research group. I am currently the Associate Head (Student Experience) at the School of Energy and Electronic Engineering at Portsmouth. I have trained several staff in systematic reviews and meta analysis within the field of Engineering and Technology Enhanced Learning nationally and within my institution.