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Teaching Evaluations to Support Training Excellence

Jun 14, 2017 Murray Goldberg 0 Introduction Are you a trainer? Does your organization deliver training? Are you currently a trainee? If you have answered yes to any of the above, then you've probably either been evaluated (as a trainer) or given evaluation of a trainer (as a trainee). Teaching evaluations are a critical part of any [...] READ MORE
BC Ferries Blended Learning

An Example of Blended Learning and Its ROI

May 4, 2017 Marine Learning Systems 0 , , , In 2007, BC Ferries (a ferry operator on the coast of British Columbia) started a series of programs to improve safety. One of which was transitioning to a new approach to familiarization training: blended learning. The overall initiative was a tremendous success with accidents, injuries and days lost dropping by over [...] READ MORE
Serious Games for Maritime Training

Examples of Serious Games for Maritime Training

Apr 20, 2017 Murray Goldberg 3 , , Introduction We are all, by now, aware of the use of eLearning in maritime training. Far fewer of us are aware of the use of electronic games (called “serious games” or “gamification”) as a training tool. Even fewer believe them to be a valuable tool in the trainer’s arsenal. But [...] READ MORE
Gamification in Maritime Training

Gamification in Maritime Training – Serious Training or Just Play?

Apr 5, 2017 Murray Goldberg 9 , , 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
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