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Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on (2003)
Athens, Greece
July 9, 2003 to July 11, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1967-9
pp: 280
R. Helminen , University of Turku
M. Karkama , University of Turku
This paper describes a Finnish project on developing a blended learning approach to training the merchant marine On-Board Training Officers. Maritime Education and Training is regulated by the International Maritime Organization's Code on Seafarer?s Training, Certification and Watchkeeping. On - Board Training comprises one third of the Deck Officer and Engineer studies. There have been problems in arranging training for the On-Board Training Officers that are responsible for supervising the Maritime Academy students on their shipborne On-Board Training. A blended learning approach was applied in order to enhance the accessibility and content of the training for the On-Board Training Officers. The combination of classroom teaching, a CD-ROM study material, a website and an Internet-based discussion forum turned out to be a promising method to serve these aims. However, some interesting development options still remain open for experimenting.

M. Karkama and R. Helminen, "Online Learning for On-Board Training Officers," Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on(ICALT), Athens, Greece, 2003, pp. 280.
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