Engineering Teaching and Learning Team

Queen's University has one of the largest Engineering-focused Teaching and Learning Teams in Canada. Established in 2014 and currently staffed with 15 educational specialists, it has a proven track record for partnering with instructors and subject matter experts to intentionally design curriculum and create meaningful learning experiences using evidence-based practices, including the Quality Matters™ framework.

The Engineering Teaching and Learning Team (ETLT) is here for you as an instructor support service in FEAS. Brainstorm one-on-one with a team of instructional designers, media specialists, videographers, educational developers, and experienced teachers. Drop in to the lab on the main floor of Dupuis Hall in room G25 (8:30am-4:30pm), call 613-533-6000 ext. 74871, email etlt@queensu.ca or access the ETLT remotely via LiveChat during regular business hours. Whether you’re looking for help with a quick question, considering re-working your course design, or wanting to learn more about a teaching and learning topic, the ETLT is here to help!

  • Meet Your Director of Teaching and Learning

    The Director of the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team provides leadership for a fabulous team of educational professionals who are passionate about working with instructors to create a world class student-centered environment in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Reach out to the Director of the ETLT to:

    • Learn more about how the ETLT can help you
    • Discuss an idea for a new course or program

    Eric Tremblay

    Eric Tremblay

    Eric Tremblay, MSc, M.Ed., is the Director (Engineering Teaching and Learning Team) with more than 18 years’ experience designing and developing courses and programs in the higher education space. Eric provides leadership for a fabulous team of educational professionals who are passionate about working with instructors to create a world class student-centered environment in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He is a Certified Instructional Designer and experienced instructor, having taught courses for St. Lawrence College, the Royal Military College of Canada, and Queen’s University. He is a Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer and an editorial review board member for both the Journal of Computers and Mathematics in Science Teaching, and the Journal of Interactive Learning Research. Eric is a founding member of the Instructional Design Interest Group of Ontario and the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Instructional Designers.

  • Meet Your Instructional Designers

    The Instructional Designers work collaboratively with Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science faculty and staff to create engaging and effective instructional materials for various delivery formats to support program offerings and other projects. Reach out to the Instructional Designers to:

    • Brainstorm ideas to increase learner engagement
    • Design activities and assessments that promote active learning
    • Design assessment rubrics that measure your course learning outcomes
    • Leverage educational technologies like video conferencing, peer-to-peer feedback tools, and lightboard
    • Redesign courses to align with effective practices for equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity initiatives
    • Explore the Quality Matters™ framework for course quality
    • Brainstorm how to include experiential learning into your course

    Simon Bailey

    Simon Bailey

    Simon Bailey is an Instructional Designer (Engineering Teaching and Learning Team) and holds a BA from the University of the Arts, UK, and a Master’s in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia. Simon has more than 12 years’ experience working with digital technologies and multimedia, and for over 7 years has been working specifically designing and developing courses within higher education. His current role involves supporting faculty in course design and development and specifically in course redesign for traditional, blended and fully online courses. He is a Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer.


    Leigha Covell

    Leigha Covell

    Leigha Covell is an Certified Instructional Designer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Before coming to Queen’s, Leigha worked as an Instructional Designer at the Royal Military College of Canada. In her role, she provides pedagogical support for course design, manages course development and redesign projects, and provides one-on-one support for onsite instructors. Leigha is a founding member of the LEAP (Learn, Experience, Articulate, Present) Network on campus, and she is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

    Leigha holds a B.Ed. from McGill University, a M.Ed. from Queen’s University and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma of Instructional Design from Athabasca University.


    Brittany McRae

    Brittany McRae

    Brittany McRae is an Instructional Designer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. For over a decade Brittany has worked in education in various roles including K-12 teaching and program development, Professor of Communications, and as faculty and educational technology support. In her current role, she provides pedagogical support to faculty and subject matter experts in course design and development projects in the areas of improving constructive alignment, writing learning outcomes, designing assessments, and integrating learning technologies in online, blended, and face-to-face delivery models. She is also trained as a Peer Reviewer in the Quality Matters framework.

    Brittany received her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta, both a Master’s of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management and an International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from Royal Roads University, a Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design from Athabasca University and is a Canadian Certified Instructional Designer.


    Sarah Greco

    Sarah Greco

    Sarah Greco is an Instructional Designer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. In her role, she provides pedagogical support to faculty and subject matter experts in areas of course design and development for blended and online courses. Prior to joining Queen’s, Sarah worked as a Learning Experience Designer and an educational researcher at the University of Victoria. In her design role, she supported instructors and students in implementing learning technologies, supported online course development, and provided recommendations for effective teaching and learning practices. Sarah has conducted research on student engagement, academic success and self-regulated learning, and has presented her work at local and international conferences.

    Sarah holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology from Queen's University, a Certificate in Business from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University, and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Victoria. Sarah is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

  • Meet Your Educational Media Producers

    Educational Media Producers support course development teams within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science by researching, identifying, testing, and implementing educational technologies and video production techniques to enhance the online learning experience for students. Reach out to the Educational Media Producers to learn more about:

    • Using video creation and editing tools
    • Filming course-related videos with a professional videographer (on-site or off-site)
    • Educational technologies like lightboard and 360-degree video
    • Using educational technology hardware and software
    • Finding an optimal space to record audio or video
    • Exploring the Quality Matters™ framework for course quality

    Robert Bertschi

    Robert Bertschi

    Robert Bertschi is an Educational Media Producer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. In his role, Robert supports course development teams within the faculty by researching, identifying, testing and implementing educational technologies and video production techniques to enhance the online learning experience for students. In addition, Robert assists with the creation of online course content by sharing knowledge, expertise, and know-how to support the conceptualization and design of online resources, specifically relating to audio, video, and graphical materials. Robert is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

    Robert received his BScH in Cognitive Science (2007), BA in Music (2008), B.Ed. in Intermediate/Senior Education (2012) and Professional Master’s of Education (2018) from Queen’s University. Robert has previously worked as a high school computer science, history and music teacher in Ontario, Jordan, and England, as well as, developed educational programs for the Boys and Girls Club.


    Justin Holland

    Justin Holland

    Justin Holland is an Educational Media Producer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Before coming to Queen’s, Justin worked in Marketing for Elite Window Cleaning; leading in the design of their new sister company, Lemonade Window Cleaning, in Florida. He has years of experience as a freelance multimedia producer, creating content for companies like Pita Pit, the YMCA, and the NDP. His work in film led to him producing an abundance of content for bands and musicians across Canada, including the likes of The Glorious Sons, Busty and the Bass, B. Rich, The Wilderness, and many more.

    In his current role, he works alongside educators and instructional designers to plan and create educational material supporting course development. Justin is trained in the Quality Matters framework.


    Ernesto Travieso

    Ernesto Travieso

    Ernesto Travieso is an Educational Media Producer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. His background is in Commercial Video Production, Photography and Motion Graphics. Before coming to Queen's Ernesto worked as a Freelance Multimedia Producer creating content for companies like Tommy's Kingston, Blahzay Creative, Sunny Brook Next Generation and Northwood Montessori.

    In his role, Ernesto uses his expertise in the production of audio, video, and graphical materials to support educators and instructional designers and assist with the creation of online course content. He further supports the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team by researching and implementing educational technologies and video production techniques to enhance the online learning experience. Ernesto is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

    Ernesto received his College Diploma in Music and Digital Media from St. Lawrence College (2016). He has also completed a Certificate Course for Film Direction and Cinematography at Cinetecnico Estudio (2019) in Madrid Spain.


    Kayleigh Johnston (on leave)

    Kayleigh Johnston

    Kayleigh Johnston is an Educational Media Producer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Her background is in web/multimedia development and digital design. Before coming to Queen's, Kayleigh worked as a Professor of Web Design and Interactive Multimedia at Durham College. In her role, she supports course development teams by implementing educational technologies and developing new and innovative ways to deliver educational materials. Kayleigh is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

    Kayleigh received her Ontario College Diploma in Internet Applications and Web Development from Durham College (2014). She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

  • Meet Your Curriculum and Assessment Lead

    The Curriculum and Assessment Lead oversees assessment and continuous improvement processes for FEAS, including requirements by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and the Queen’s University Cyclical Program Review. They also support curriculum development activity. Reach out to the Curriculum and Assessment Lead for more information about:

    • CEAB and accreditation
    • Tracking your Course Learning Outcomes for accreditation purposes
    • Using surveys with your students to collect feedback

    Nerissa Mulligan

    Nerissa Mulligan

    Nerissa Mulligan, MASc, P.Eng. is the Assessment and Analytics Lead for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS). She holds a BASc in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University as well as an MASc in Water Resources (Civil Engineering) from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining FEAS, Nerissa spent many years as an environmental engineer working in both the public and private sectors.

    Nerissa oversees assessment and continuous improvement processes for FEAS, including requirements by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and the Queen’s University Cyclical Program Review. She also supports curriculum development activity and works to aggregate, analyze, and report on a range of data in FEAS. She is trained in the Quality Matters framework. Nerissa is also an Assessment Facilitator for the Queen’s-wide Cognitive Assessment Redesign Project (CAR), where she works closely with instructors in various FEAS departments in developing or redesigning assignments and assessments that aim to cultivate and quantify cognitive skills.

  • Meet Your Educational Support Specialist

    The Educational Support Specialist provides frontline support for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science faculty and staff. This role also provides support with cyclical tasks, like preparing courses for the upcoming semester. They provide 1-1 support for onQ and other educational technology, and are the person you will likely hear from when emailing the ETLT! Reach out to the Educational Support Specialist to learn more about:

    • Organizing and using onQ more effectively
    • Troubleshooting an issue with onQ
    • Designing an accessible course using inclusive pedagogies

    Jenna Hamilton

    Jenna Hamilton

    Jenna Hamilton, BEd., is the Educational Support Specialist with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. Before starting with Queen’s University, Jenna worked as a Children and Youth Program Coordinator for the Loyalist Township. She also taught in Montreal for 3 years with the English Montreal School Board. Jenna holds a B.Ed. from McGill University.


    Danielle D'Souza (on leave)

    Danielle D'Souza

    Danielle D’Souza is the Educational Support Specialist for the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. She is the team’s frontline person and provides support to both the team and faculty with all ongoing projects. Prior to entering this role she worked as a Learning Specialist supporting college students with disabilities in the classroom through direct support and curriculum modification, and as a college Professor teaching Microsoft applications to a wide range of student groups. She is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

    Danielle holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Toronto, a B.Ed. from Queen’s University, and has completed several courses focusing on Instructional Design through Athabasca University.

  • Meet Your Extended Realities Developer

    The Extended Realities Developer works collaboratively with instructors to create augmented reality, mixed reality, and virtual reality learning experiences where students engage with authentic scenarios and tasks that may not be accessible because of various factors such as safety and opportunity. Reach out to the Extended Realities Developer to learn more about:

    • Leveraging educational technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, branching scenarios

    Michael Chabot

    Michael Chabot

    Michael Chabot is the Extended Realities Developer with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. In his role, he supports course development teams by developing immersive Virtual Reality simulations and other game-based technologies to deliver course material in new, exciting, and innovative ways. His background is in game-based learning with a focus in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and web-based gaming technologies targeted towards the educational sector. Before coming to Queen's, Michael worked as a Professor of New Media and Animation at Loyalist College, as well as Lead Developer of the Virtual Development Office at Loyalist College. Michael is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

    Michael received his Ontario College Diploma in New Media and Animation from Loyalist College (2010). He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems.


    Janice Law

    Janice Law

    Janice Law is an intern on the ETLT, working as a virtual Reality Development Specialist with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. She supports and works with the Extended Realities Developer and Virtual Reality Design Specialist to create immersive and engaging virtual reality simulations to deliver course material in a creative way. She is currently pursing a Bachelor of Computing (Hons.) in the Game Development Focus and will be returning to complete her fourth year after this internship.


    Matthew Thoms

    Matthew Thoms is a Virtual Reality Design Specialist on the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team, working closely with the Extended Realities Developer and Virtual Reality Development Specialist. They use their self-developed environment and concept art skills in conjunction with their process engineering knowledge to create immersive, engaging environments within virtual reality experiences and support delivery of learning outcomes in new, highly intuitive ways. Matthew has completed their third year of Mechanical Engineering with a Materials focus, and will return to their fourth year after their internship.

  • Meet Your Course Design and Development Specialists

    The Course Design & Development Specialists are Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science students that work with all ETLT members, mainly assisting with various course development projects and media creation. Reach out to the Course Design and Development Specialists to learn more about:

    • Effective approaches for providing feedback to students
    • Viewing your course through the eyes of a student

    Sam Wright

    Sam Wright

    Sam Wright is a Course Design and Development Specialist with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. After completing three years of Mechanical Engineering at Queen's University, Sam is excited to use his experience as a student of both in-person and remote learning to help the instructional team. In this role, Sam works closely with the Instructional Designers and Educational Media Producers to develop courses, create engaging digital content, and support instructors. Sam is trained in the Quality Matters framework.

     


    Raatik Sharma

    Raatik SharmaRaatik Sharma is a Course Design and Development Specialist with the Engineering Teaching and Learning Team. In this role, he works with the Instructional Designers and Educational Media Producers to provide testing, proofing and design to class websites. Raatik also updates, maintains, and makes suggestions to improve related pages in the FEAS website, ensuring information is accurate and timely. He has taken this one year internship after completing three years of Computer Engineering. Raatik is trained in Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR).

  • Meet Your Exam Coordinator

    The Exam Coordinator administers and supports remotely proctored exams for courses within FEAS. They collaborate with the OUR Exams Office to plan for during-term major tests, midterms, and final exams. They also work 1-on-1 with instructors to prepare for exams and provide support for students. Reach out to the Exam Coordinator at feas.exams@queensu.ca to learn more about:

    • How remote proctoring might work for your course
    • How to arrange for proctoring
    • Tips with using onQ for large scale assessment

    Trish Dixon

    Trish Dixon

    Trish Dixon, BBA, is an Exam Coordinator for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS). She holds a BBA from Laurentian University as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from St. Lawrence College. Before joining FEAS, Trish spent five years at St. Lawrence College in the Faculty of Arts and the Information Technology Services Department. In her current role, Trish works with instructors to configure remotely proctored exams and worked with ITSC to support students while completing these exams. Additionally, Trish works with the OUR Exams Office and the Program Advisor (Accommodations and Considerations) to ensure student accommodations are in place during remotely proctored exams.