The mining engineering course at the University of Wollongong is in the process of continuing restructuring to meet the challenges and changing demands on mining engineering education in Australia. An online interactive student resource on longwall mining has been developed at the University of Wollongong to supplement formal delivery of the subject material. The interactive website allows students to gain a deeper understanding of longwall mining in their own time and at their own pace. The website had been circulated to students and various industry quarters seeking their comments and advice for the future directions of this type of learning system. The comments received from the industry personnel were very encouraging. There was a general desire by various industry personnel to also use this website for industry training.