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|E-Learning Version of Minerva Teaching Modules
The E-Learning Modules cover the same content as the correspondingly named slides but converted into learning management system (LMS) compatible formats that include links to narrated videos of the slides on Youtube and computer-marked quizzes. The E-Learning Modules come in a number of formats that can be used depending upon which LMS you use at your institution:
- If you are using Blackboard, use the “Blackboard Course Upload.zip” file. When you unzip this file, it contains step by step instructions for how to load the files directly into your course website.
- If you are using a LMS that is not Blackboard, the E-Learning Modules are also available in Common Cartridge version 1.1 (RiskManagementModule_CommonCartridege_v1.1.imscc) and Common Cartridge version 1.2 (RiskManagementModule_CommonCartridege_v1.2.zip) formats. Consult your institution’s LMS technical support if you are unsure how to upload one of these formats with your LMS.
Blackboard Course Upload.zip
A set of videos for Risk Management
About the Engineering Student Teaching Modules Project
With support from Minerva’s key academic, industry partners, Minerva’s Board of Directors decided in 2011 to undertake its most ambitious initiative: the development and delivery of H&S engineering student teaching modules. The modules would address current H&S education gaps expressed by Minerva’s industry and academic partners. Industry wants graduates with a better understanding of H&S before they are hired. On the other hand, many professors lack knowledge and confidence teaching H&S. With Minerva’s support, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) recently introduced new engineering graduate attributes on safety, risk education. Minerva’s modules would help to better define the safety, risk content for each of the engineering disciplines. It would help future engineers better understand their legal, moral, ethical and societal responsibilities and properly prepare them for the workplace.
The modules would range in teaching duration from 1-3 hours and integrated into existing courses over the four years of undergraduate engineering. Universities would develop the modules with Minerva funding and industry support. It is also anticipated that some of these teaching modules can be used by other university faculties and teaching institutions, including CRSP-OHS Schools, Business, and Healthcare. The modules can also serve as good training material for employees of Minerva’s sponsoring organizations. Upon completion, subject matter experts from industry, government and H&S associations would be asked by Minerva Canada to deliver them to universities, colleges when requested.
Teaching Modules on Minerva’s website
Following the study done for Minerva in May 2012 by Queen’s University and surveys conducted by the CIAC and WSPS and unanimous endorsement received from the Engineering Deans, Minerva proceeded to develop 23 teaching modules between 2013-2016. Each module was developed by a grad student in engineering under the supervision of a professor and with technical support provided by a company to review content, share leading practices etc. Minerva from special funding raised from industry and a MItacs grant, provided 10,000 dollars for each of the modules to the student developing it free of charge, for usage by engineering professors. proposed for this project. Minerva believes that these modules would meet the CEAB engineering graduate attribute requirements as well as industry needs. They also address specific engineering discipline needs from academia not being taught currently.
Twenty-three of twenty-four modules are now on Minerva’s website with the remaining module expected in Q3 2016. They are all available free of charge to any professor.
Plans are also underway to develop 1-2 new modules each year to add to the Minerva website as well as look at developing online versions of some of these modules. An E-learning version of the Risk Management module is now on the Minerva website.
12 Core Modules (for all Engineering Disciplines)
- WorkSmart -H&S fundamentals incl. the ESA module on Electrical Safety Hazards
- Introduction to Professional Responsibility (via lecture industry guest speaker), Year 1 students
- Laboratory Safety (University of Alberta, Dow Chemical)
- Codes, Regulations and Standards (Laurentian Univ., Nova Chemicals)
- Risk Management (Laurentian University, Xstrata)
- Hazard and Risk Identification (University of Toronto, DuPont Canada)
- Ethics and Public Safety (University of Manitoba, APEGM)
- Risk Assessment Models (University of Toronto, E. Alps & Assoc.)
- Business Case for Safety (Fanshawe College, Shell Canada)
- Leadership Safety, Management Systems (Western University, Imperial Oil)
- Incident Investigation, Causal Analysis (Univ. British Columbia, BC Hydro)
- Incorporating Safety into Engineering Design (Univ. Ont. Institute Tech., GM Canada)*
12 Discipline Specific (for 2 or more Engineering Disciplines)
- Electrical Safety (University of Calgary, Enmax)
- Nanotechnology (University of Calgary, R. DallaVia retired from WSPS)
- Process Safety Management (University of Western Ontario, Imperial Oil)
- Robotics Safety (Univ. Ont. Institute of Technology, GM of Canada)
- Radiation Safety (Ryerson University, Bruce Power)
- Fires, Dust Explosions (Dalhousie Univ., Nova Chemicals)
- Emergency Preparedness, Crisis management (Queen’s University, Bruce Power)
- Advanced Chemical Safety (University of Toronto, Nova Chemicals)
- Transportation Safety (University of Toronto, Trimac)
- Field Safety, Design Considerations (Ryerson University, DuPont)
- Human Factors (Waterloo University, GM Canada)
- Bio Risk (Waterloo University)
* NOTE: This module should be completed in Q3 2016
Interested in Writing a Case Study or Teaching Module for Minerva Canada?
Minerva Safety Management Education encourages and sponsors the research and publication of Case Studies and Teaching Modules, illustrating business effectiveness through Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) management. These resources are intended for use as teaching tools, demonstrating that SHE management has positive business outcomes such as improved profitability, reduced incidents and improved labour relations, productivity and quality.
When used in teaching, Case Studies enhance participants’ understanding of the interrelationship of SHE management with the events depicted and with the internal and external forces upon a business. Learning takes place through discussion of opinions within the student group.
Minerva also encourages and sponsors the research, development and publication of new Teaching Modules pertinent for new graduates entering the workplace and where current student teaching material is not readily available .
Check out the Minerva guidelines for Teaching Modules and Case Studies and funding available for university or college professors or graduate students interested in developing a Teaching Module for Minerva Canada.
WorkSmart Campus, Electrical Hazards Teaching Module
Engineering students should get exposed to the fundamentals of health and safety and hazard recognition early in their engineering education. As part of its Teaching Modules initiative, Minerva Canada is recommending that all first year engineering students in Canadian Engineering Schools as well as first year college students complete the WorkSmart Campus e-learning module (or an equivalent of WorkSmart) developed by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, which also has an Electrical Safety, Hazards Recognition e-learning component with it. Click here for full details on WorkSmart Campus and how students can sign up and access the course and a contact person from the Ontario Ministry of Labour for any questions. First year students can complete this online course at their own pace. Professors can integrate WorkSmart Campus as an assignment into an existing first year course, with the test in WorkSmart making up a percentage of the final grade.