HEQCO provides recommendations for remote WIL models


The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) is sharing lessons learned pertaining to remote work-integrated learning (WIL) models. After conducting a survey asking postsecondary students, employers, and institutions about their experiences with remote WIL during the 2020-21 academic year, HEQCO found that the flexibility of remote learning was a boon to all parties. However, students and employers reported challenges relating to professional development when learning was conducted remotely. HEQCO recommended that postsecondary stakeholders leverage the flexibility offered by remote WIL but also actively address, encourage, and prioritize the development of professional and interpersonal skills throughout these experiences. H