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Why is Maritime Training 15 Years Behind?

Jul 20, 2015 Murray Goldberg 3 , I have been involved in eLearning research and development since the mid 1990’s. It was an amazing time. The world was discovering that eLearning could improve educational access, efficiency, and most importantly educational effectiveness (yes – people actually learned better!). This was remarkable because it seemed that education really hadn’t [...] READ MORE
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Self-study in Marine Training: Can it be Effective?

Jul 6, 2015 Murray Goldberg 9 , In past articles I have blogged about the value of self-study as a powerful component of a job and familiarization training program. As a reminder, self-study, for our purposes, means using learning materials created by the training organization (your company in this case) to learn some aspect of a job [...] READ MORE
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Maritime Mentorship Spotlight on Mentor Russ Garbutt

Jun 29, 2015 Murray Goldberg 0 , Introduction In today’s article you are going to meet an amazing maritime mentor, Capt. Russ Garbutt. I use the word “amazing” for many reasons, not the least of which is his willingness to improve the maritime industry by volunteering to share his 48 years of maritime experience with young or [...] READ MORE
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Self Study as a Part of Familiarization Training

Jun 22, 2015 Murray Goldberg 5 , Every company in the world is (or at least had better be) continuously on the lookout for ways to improve the outcomes or products they generate while maintaining or reducing costs. BC ferries has implemented a change to the way it performs onboard and on-site familiarization which does both. One [...] READ MORE
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How Can We Encourage Female Participation in the Maritime Industry?

Jun 15, 2015 Murray Goldberg 3 , Introduction As a Computer Scientist by training, I understand very well what it is like to work in an industry dominated by males. In fact, according to the Computing Research Association, in 2006/2007 only 12 percent of undergraduate computer science and engineering degrees from research universities went to females. But [...] READ MORE

Onboard Internet and the Implications for Maritime Training

Jun 8, 2015 Murray Goldberg 3 , The accelerating availability of onboard internet is heralding new opportunities for mariners in terms of anywhere/anytime learning, informal education, professional advancement, and the establishment and maintenance of virtual maritime learning communities. The Never-ending March of New Technologies There is not a day that goes by without me feeling a sense [...] READ MORE
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