Distance and online education

WORKING GROUP

The Academic Working Group’s goal is to improve students’ academic experience in post-secondary education. In the previous year, our team conducted research on teaching quality at all 17 engineering schools in Ontario and then presented our findings to the Engineering Deans of Ontario (EDO). In 2020/2021, the Academic Working Group will be focused on student academic key success factors and implementing personalized learning. Student academic key success factors are the notable methods and practices that highly effective students utilize to become academically successful. On the other hand, implementing personalized learning is focused specifically on how professors can incorporate personalized learning, an acclaimed teaching methodology, into their courses. The research will be conducted using a variety of mediums such as interviews, surveys, and research papers. 

If you are interested in joining our team or want some more information, you can reach us at academic@essco.ca.

Click here to check out the Engineering Professors’ Teaching Quality Report (2019-2020)

Timeline

Release Survey

Part 1!

Release Survey

Part 3!

May 2021

Present All Findings and Trends to EDO

Analyze Results

June 2021

December 2020

Present to Engineering Deans of Ontario, Release Survey Part 2

February 2021

November 2020

Analyze Results

January 2021

Analyze Results

April 2021

Working Group Started

August 2020

July 2020

Working Group Researchers Hired

Leah Davis​, University of Guelph

Working Group Chair

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

It is great being able to Chair a Working Group and have the excellent opportunity to meet engineering students who share the same leadership mentality and mindset.

What is a fun fact about you?

I enjoy reading about many topics, I find myself curious about a lot of things.

Kelly Reid, University of Guelph

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

I like working with a group of likeminded and passionate students who are trying to make a change

What is a fun fact about you?

I enjoy hiking, playing hockey and hanging out with my cat

Sameer Mohammed​, University of Guelph

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

I wanted to be a part of a group that could help students in this transition to Online Education.

What is a fun fact about you?

I would drop any amount of money to see Frank Ocean live if he decides to do a concert.

Logan Arnold, University of Guelph

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

The opportunity to collaborate with Engineering students from other Universities!

What is a fun fact about you?

My favourite thing to drink is coffee!

Sydney Moses​, Carleton University

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

Being able to work with engineering students of different ages, backgrounds and experience levels.

What is a fun fact about you?

I like playing sports and being active! My favourite sports are hockey, rugby and ultimate frisbee!

Pesara Amarasekera, McMaster University

What do you like about being a part of an ESSCO Working Group?

I get to do work that would benefit both myself, my friends, and fellow engineering students

What is a fun fact about you?

I enjoy reading about many topics, I find myself curious about a lot of things.