This is the fourth installment in a series of five articles intended to cover eLearning in the maritime industry - what it is, what are its strengths and what are its limitations.
This installment (part 4) covers the second half of the practical strengths of eLearning including: Trainee peer and mentorship communities, The potential for cost reduction (or not!) , Maintenance and currency of learning materials, and Standardization and objectivity.
This is the fifth and final installment of a series of articles intended to cover eLearning in the maritime industry - what it is, its strengths and its limitations. This last installment highlights some of the limitations of eLearning in the maritime training environment.
This is the first in a series of articles discussing current and best-practice assessment methods in maritime job training and familiarization. This first article discusses the limits and purpose of assessment. Subsequent articles will look at assessment reliability and validity, professional judgement, the goals and topics of assessments, and the merits of specific assessment practices in the maritime industry.
Assessment is a critical part of maritime safety. Although we tend to focus a great deal on training, assessment sometimes takes a back seat. It shouldn't. This article covers some assessment basics and provides an example of how BC Ferries combines techniques to improve objectivity in their assessment of candidates.