Research

We are currently exploring the following research questions pertaining to the simulation:

1. How do students react to a simulation-based assessment of teamwork skills?

Kotlyar., I., Krasman, J., & Fiksenbaum, L. (forthcoming). Virtual High-Fidelity Simulation to Assess Teamwork Skills: How Do Students React? Journal of Research on Technology in Education.

2. How well does a simulation-based skills assessment predict teamwork and leadership effectiveness?

Kotlyar., I., & Krasman, J. (in process). Can Chatbots Tell If You’re a Good Team Player? Validation of a Simulation-Based Assessment.

Kotlyar, I., & Elkington, R. (2019). A flight simulator to identify future leaders? 21st Annual Global Conference, International Leadership Association (ILA), Ottawa, ON.

3. How can a simulation-based assessment be utilized to help improve students’ teamwork skills and produce better team dynamics?

Kotlyar, I., & Graham, R. (in process). Can a “Skill-Assessment-And-Self-Reflection” Produce Better Team Players? A Quasi-Experiment.

4. How well does a simulation-based assessment of teamwork skills apply across cultures?

Kotlyar, I., Elkington, R. et al. A simulation-based assessment of teamwork skills: Comparing students reactions and predictive validity across Nigeria, South Africa and Canada. (An International Research Project)

5. How to design and build an effective scoring mechanism for a simulation-based assessment of teamwork and leadership skills?

Kotlyar, I. et al. (in process). Speaking from experience: How to design and build an effective scoring mechanism for a simulation-based assessment of teamwork and leadership skills.

We acknowledge and appreciate the following contributions to support this research:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant, “Exploring Methods for Evaluating Interpersonal (Teamwork) Skills”

Teaching Innovation Fund (TIF), Ontario Tech University

Career Ready Fund, Ontario Tech University

Would you like to join our research?

Email igor.kotlyar@uoit.ca