Kongsberg Maritime’s training division has introduced a new online virtual classroom system, designed for the pre-course preparation phase and using a live video link integrated with on-screen presentations, emulated system software and assessment tools.
ECDIS Ltd has introduced an offline version of its Annual Competency Assurance Training (ACAT) courses, to allow for study on ships with little or no internet access.
Seagull Maritime has upgraded the Seagull Training App to version 2.0, for both Android and iOS, to improve usability across a range of mobile devices, with dynamic screen layouts for different sized displays.
Seagull Maritime has collaborated with maritime incident response company MTI Network to produce onboard and online training content on social media awareness.
Videotel has revised its ballast water management (BWM) computer based training package to address the requirements of the IMO’s newly ratified BWM Convention, a global treaty that is designed to stop the spread of invasive species from ships’ ballast water.
The initial evaluation of a prototype augmented reality system for the maritime industry, based on Google Glass technology, is underway at the Baltimore campus of the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies-Pacific Maritime Institute (MITAGS-PMI) in the US.
Seagull Maritime has launched a Training Analytics tool using automated prompts to help managers to benchmark training activity levels and prioritise follow up.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has released a computer based training programme, produced by Videotel, to encourage safe navigation in the Singapore Strait.
VIKING Saatsea says that it has become the first provider to achieve flag state approval for its STCW on board training system with refresher modules according to the new STCW 2010 Manila Amendments for Basic Training.
Intellian has launched Specialist Certification programme GVF 562N for seafarers working with its marine stabilised VSAT terminals, including an initial course in terminal operation.
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