Engineering Communication

About this module

In this module, the learner takes on the role of a software engineer at Monarchy Technology, a firm that has designed and developed an AI-powered candidate assessment tool for Fortune 1000 organizations. The newest version of their application claims to increase diversity in hiring through a proprietary algorithm that collects and analyzes candidate data. However, Eidos Logistics, one of Monarchy’s largest clients, has recently compiled an analysis based on using the application and found that diversity in hiring decreased when the application was used.

The learner is tasked with serving as a communication liaison between the software design, software development, and corporate communications teams. They will need to work through the challenges presented by communicating around a sensitive topic and providing a broad update for a team that lacks the same technical literacy they have.

Subject Matter Expert

The Ametros module on Engineering Communication was developed in collaboration with:

Robert Clapperton

Assistant Professor
Toronto Metropolitan University

Learning Objectives

Throughout this learning module, the learner will:

✔️ Gather and analyze information

✔️ Adapt their communication style to suit their audience

✔️ Understand the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion

✔️ Write a persuasive recommendation

Skills Experienced and Assessed

✔️ Knowledge translation

✔️ Awareness of EDI 

✔️ Gathering information

✔️ Delivering sensitive information

✔️ Critical thinking

✔️ Audience awareness

✔️ Persuasion

Learning Outcome

The learner will experience the challenge of working on a high-profile project that has received attention from the company’s executive team. They will practice their information gathering and communication skills, including translating information into an update for a specific audience, all within the context of a highly sensitive EDI-focused narrative.

Duration

The learning module will take learners 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Implementation Options

For Higher Education

Ametros modules can be easily integrated into an existing course or program via LTI 1.3.  Modules can be implemented in several ways including the following:

  1. The module can run asynchronously on-demand without instructor involvement.
  2. The module can run asynchronously with instructor involvement. The instructor can choose to provide additional student feedback at an interaction level.
  3. The module supports an optional instructor-graded assignment that is assessed using an easy-to-use, editable, integrated rubric. Feedback at the interaction level is optional for the instructor.