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Gamification in Maritime Training

Gamification in Maritime Training – Serious Training or Just Play?

Apr 5, 2017 Murray Goldberg 2 , , This week's post continues the blog series on eLearning media choices. We will look at the use of games as an educational tool (also known as “serious gaming” or “gamification”) for the maritime industry. To recap, the first article looked at the use of text in maritime training content. The second article focused on the [...] READ MORE
BC Ferries Blended Learning

BC Ferries and their Move to Blended Learning

Mar 23, 2017 Marine Learning Systems 0 , , , , In 2007, BC Ferries embarked on a major initiative called SailSafe to improve safety. A key program from this was the creation of an objective and standardized approach to familiarization training. Named SEA (Standardized Education and Assessment), the training program consists of an intensive blended learning approach. It replaces their [...] READ MORE
Computer Media

How to Choose Media for More Effective eLearning

Mar 8, 2017 Murray Goldberg 0 , , Since maritime training moved online, people have been arguing about the best choice of media. Is simulation better? Text? Video? What about online gaming? All of these can be very effective tools in maritime training. Each has its strengths and limitations, and the best choice is not always the most [...] READ MORE
Combining Media Types

Effective Ways of Combining Media for Training

Feb 15, 2017 Murray Goldberg 0 , , Introduction One attribute that makes an eLearning implementation effective and efficient is the appropriate use of media. And by media, I am referring to the choice (and combination) of text, imagery, video, simulations and even gaming as ways of delivering learning content. But what media should we use and how [...] READ MORE
Effective media for maritime training

What is the Most Effective Media for Maritime Training?

Feb 2, 2017 Murray Goldberg 4 , Introduction Training is moving online - or more correctly, to a blended model. This is more than a trend. It is a move to more effective, accessible, and efficient education. As someone involved in maritime training, it is important to think about and understand what makes the difference between "good" and [...] READ MORE
Where does eLearning content come from?

Where Does eLearning Content Come From

Jan 18, 2017 Murray Goldberg 0 , , , Introduction As many of you are aware, I write frequently about learning management systems (LMS) and its applications. However, an LMS is only one part of training. The other critical component is the learning content itself. This post continues a series of blog posts which answer the question "how do we [...] READ MORE
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