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Maritime Training KPIs

Key Performance Indicators for Maritime Training

Oct 13, 2016 Murray Goldberg 0 , Introduction Continuous Improvement (CI for short) is the process of continually analyzing the performance of some aspect of operations, and then applying changes to improve that performance.  It is a critical component in maintaining the health of any operation. In the maritime training environment, the focus of CI should be [...] READ MORE
Continuous Improvement - MarineLS

Continuous Improvement in Familiarization Training

Sep 21, 2016 Marine Learning Systems 9 , Introduction “Continuous Improvement” (or “CI” for short) is a term we hear a lot lately, and one that I've written about before. Sadly, despite that, CI principles are infrequently applied to in-house job and familiarization training. This is a mistake. First - it is neither difficult nor expensive to establish and [...] READ MORE
Improving Safety Culture and Training: Additional Lessons - MarineLS

Improving Safety Culture and Training: Additional Lessons

Aug 24, 2016 Murray Goldberg 2 , , Introduction In the first article of this series I began a discussion on what maritime organizations can do to improve training performance and organizational culture without having a large budget to devote to the task.  I used as an example an organization of 100 employees which felt as though their training program [...] READ MORE
Improving Safety Culture and Training: Lessons Learned - MarineLS

Improving Safety Culture and Training: Lessons Learned

Aug 10, 2016 Murray Goldberg 1 , Introduction This is a continuation of a blog post written last year on what maritime organizations can do to improve training and organizational culture without having a large budget to devote to the task.  I used as an example a small organization of 100 employees which felt as though their training program [...] READ MORE
Tips for Writing Better Multiple Choice Questions - MarineLS

Tips for Writing Better Multiple Choice Questions

Jul 27, 2016 Murray Goldberg 25 , , Introduction In the previous articles of this series (here and here)  I began a discussion on the use of multiple choice questions (MCQs) in maritime assessment. Although widely used, MCQ tests are also one of the most highly criticised. However, written carefully and used appropriately as one part of a multidimensional assessment program, MCQs [...] READ MORE
Guidelines for Multiple Choice Questions

Guidelines for Multiple Choice Questions

Jul 13, 2016 Murray Goldberg 0 Introduction In my last article I began a discussion of the use of multiple choice questions (MCQs) in maritime assessment. In this, the second article, I now continue the discussion by looking at two aspects to consider when using MCQs: the importance of using them in combination with other assessment techniques, and the [...] READ MORE
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