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Educational Technology Case Competition

Educational Technology Case Competition
The Concordia team presenting at the 2015 ISPI University Case Study Competition

Our goal

To compete in the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) competition — and present our findings at THE Performance Improvement Conference in Philadelphia in April.


2015 ISPI Case Study Competition 1st place award

The competition

The ISPI University Case Study Competition is a friendly and competitive learning opportunity, where graduate students can apply their skills in a simulated, authentic performance improvement scenario.

The competition was founded in 2009 to provide Educational Technology students real-life experience in client management, performance needs analysis, evaluation, presentation skills and collaborative teamwork.

This is the fourth year Concordia students have been invited to compete. The team has won first place twice!

Our funding needs

We are emerging professionals, and also students, so money is tight! Your support will help us pay for travel, accommodation and food during the stay in Philadelphia for 9 student participants over four days

Preparing to compete

As case competition participants, each team plays the role of a simulated consultant to a fictitious client with a fictitious performance improvement challenge. Our team meets weekly with the client, Matt Donovan, who is founder and facilitator of the competition. We then analyze information on the work, workers and workplace of the fictional company, as well as other sources of organizational data.

The teams

All team members are master's students in Concordia's Educational Technology program.  

Team 1:

  • Alice Isac: Alice is passionate about community development and loves to travel. She is excited to work as a performance consultant once she finishes her degree.

  • Ashley Rankin: Ashley loves the outdoors and going on new adventures. She works as a part-time research assistant while pursuing her degree.

  • Elizabeth Lakoff: Elizabeth has two wonderful and brilliant children. She works full time as a teacher and part time as a teaching assistant while pursuing her degree.

Team 2:

  • Diana Farr: Diana loves food and trying new cuisines. Her professional background is in HR, where she worked as a generalist for many years.
  • Martine Dolmiere: Martine loves to travel, meet new people and enjoys face-to-face collaboration. She has been working at McGill for 15 years.
  • Stacy Pollack: Stacy loves cooking, baking and trying new recipes. She works in the recruitment field while pursuing her degree.
  • Ravinder Kumar: Ravindar loves to learn and collaborate. He is a full time graduate student and a teaching assistant in Concordia's Department of Education. He holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies.
2015 Case Competition winning team Announcing the Concordia team as winners of the 2015 ISPI University Case Study Competition

Celebrating your generosity

We will be delighted to host all donors at a thank-you event in Montreal after the competition. We look forward to telling you about our experiences in person!

 


Contact

Questions? Email fundone@concordia.ca.

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