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Familiarization Training - the Ugly Stepsister of Certification Training
Familiarization training and certification training are both required for safe operations. Why is it, then, that these two forms of training are treated with vastly differing regulation and implementation? This article looks at the difference, the cause for unequal treatment, and what can be done about it.



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Making Self Study an Explicit Part of all Maritime Training - Part II
This article is the second in a series that discusses the often-ignored value of self study in maritime training. Making self study an explicit part of maritime training can help to equalize trainee abilities, backgrounds and language proficiency. It creates time for reflection and deeper learning. And, most importantly it can improve the quality and depth of training outcomes. Best of all, it is easy to implement and makes learning much more engaging.



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Converting two vessels into training ships is the latest proposal being considered by the government for making available additional training slots on board for cadets to acquire their required sea time experience



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Making Self Study an Explicit Part of All Maritime Training
In this article I hope to convince you that self study is a huge benefit to your trainees, that you will get better training outcomes across a broader range of trainees, that it is easy to implement, and that it can make the training a lot more interesting and engaging.



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The Cargo Summit 2014 envisages bright prospects for the logistics sector provided the industry makes the right approach

Posted to Integrating India’s Transport Network by Joseph Fonseca on 3/24/2014 2:58:37 PM | with 0 comments


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Understanding Testing in Maritime Training, and its Important Implications for How We Train (and Retrain)
Most maritime trainers would argue that they understand how to assess candidates and the point of doing so. However, the truth is more subtle than most are aware and even small misconceptions can lead to very poor assessment and remedial training practices. Fortunately, it is not complicated - but it is important.



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Taking the speedy growth route is Anglo Eastern’s way of keeping ahead of competition.



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"What is the point of testing in Maritime Training"? Very few people know the correct answer to this question. This is a problem.
Knowing why we test our maritime trainees is critical to designing an effective assessment program. However, the answer is not what most people think it is - resulting in critical training mistakes and the common use of ineffective assessment practices. This article answers the critically important, but rarely understood question “what are we actually trying to achieve with testing”?



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Building a Maritime eLearning Platform - Where Does the Learning Content Come From?
This article helps answer the question "how do we create or procure the best lessons and assessments for our officers and crew". It does so by looking at the importance of getting content "right", and then moves on to concrete advice on the use of PowerPoint slide presentations (the good and the bad) as sources for eLearning content.



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Growing at a rapid pace, Sir Derek Bibby Maritime Training Center plan to expand and diversify by raising their quality standard and make use of the joint ventures route

Posted to Bibby Maritime upscale training in India by Joseph Fonseca on 2/3/2014 2:14:49 PM | with 0 comments


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