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MBA Teaching and Learning Grant (2020)
Funded by the Teaching and Learning Grant program through the Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Ryerson University. Study designed by Hilary Martin, Garrett MacSweeney, and Dr. Chris MacDonald.
COVID-19 Handwashing Study (2020)
Pilot research to determine the effectiveness of digital interactives to promote positive personal hygiene behaviour by university students during pandemic. Study designed by Dr. Chris MacDonald and Dr. Nancy Walton.
Freedom of Expression on Campus (2020)
Funded by the Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS), this project uses digital interactives to explore the unforeseen consequences of policy decisions regarding free expression on campus. Designed by Dr. Chris MacDonald, Hilary Martin, and Garrett MacSweeney.
Digital Interactives Workshops (2019-2020)
Co-creation workshops brought MBA students together with business leaders to generate realistic options and outcomes for digital interactives based on cases in the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre case collection. Facilitated by Hilary Martin with assistance from Ted Rogers Leadership Centre Fellow Lindsay Colley and Nayaab Bajwa.
SSHRC Partnership Engage Project (2019-2020)
This SSHRC-funded project is a partnership with a major Canadian bank's global Ethics Office. Digital interactives will be co-created with staff tailored to tackle the options and outcomes of small, minor-seeming ethical decisions with known knock-on effects with potentially large negative consequences. Digital interactives will be used in 3 training models tested through the project. Designed by Hilary Martin and Dr. Chris MacDonald, with support from Tanya Pobuda and Meredith Burling.
Undergraduate Workshops (2018-2020)
Workshops led by Dr. Chris MacDonald and Hilary Martin in classrooms, co-curricular activities, and for undergraduate educators at business ethics conferences. Digital interactives have been used by Dr. Michael Baumtrog, Dr. Hasko Von Kriegstein, and Garrett MacSweeney; in TRSM classrooms for business ethics discussions.
Digital Interactives Think Aloud Protocol (2019)
Funded by the Ted Rogers School of Management Research Fund, this usability study focused on individual cognitive and emotional experience during digital interactives on sexual harassment or racial discrimination in the workplace. Study designed by Hilary Martin and graduate student Assem Kroma.
Digital Interactives Across the Curriculum (2018-19)
Supported by Ryerson University Summer Career Boost program, this study analyzed 304 undergraduate courses offered at Ted Rogers School of Management for alignment with digital interactives and cases produced through the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre. The data informs a model to integrate digital interactives for leadership and business ethics across the business school curriculum, providing digital micro-learning resources common in corporate environments to business school instructors.
Early Career Challenges Stage 2 (2018-ongoing)
Funded by the Ted Rogers School of Management, this study designed and led by Dr. Chris MacDonald expands the pilot study of ethical challenges to four collaborating universities.
Digital Interactives for Ethics in Commerce (2018)
Funded by the Office of Teaching and Learning at Ryerson University, this study compared the use of traditional short paper cases with digital interactives for driving class discussion of ethical challenges in the workplace. The study focused on affective learning including emotion, motivation, confidence to act, and importance of the topics. Study designed by Hilary Martin, Dr. Michael Baumtrog, Dr. Sahar Ahmadi, and research assistant Zahra Vahedi.
Day of Research (2017)
Cross-sector, multi-stakeholder event with 45 participants from research, industry, instructor, and early-career employee perspectives. Four roundtables through the day covered 1. Early Career Challenges, 2. Corporate Ethics Training, 3. Game-based Learning, and 4. Cynicism in the Workplace, plus a Digital Interactives demo. The day closed with a keynote by Dr. Mary Gentile, creator and leader of Giving Voice to Values, endorsed by UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME).
Early Career Challenges (2017)
Funded by the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre, this pilot study conducted in-depth interviews with MBA students on ethical challenges they faced in their early career roles, how they wanted to respond vs how they actually responded, and what would have helped them be more successful. Study designed by Hilary Martin and Gail Cook Johnson.
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