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Training Tips for Ships Tip #17: Getting Serious About Assessing Skills

a glaring gap in our (and many other) industries. This needs to change, and fortunately new technologies are starting to close the gap. The first example I am aware of for the maritime industry is the “SkillGrader”.The Skill Grader was initially developed as a collaboration between Marine Learning Systems and the training and assessment experts at our largest customer, the Carnival Group of cruise lines. The original goal was to support a sophisticated competency framework and performance-related training. This required a way to simply, objectively and deeply assess skills for teams and individual

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Profiles in Training: Marcus Cheesman, Founder, Seven Seas Preparatory Academy

we are teaching and not just completing a test to gain a pass mark. We have an active program in place that enables us to make changes with the goal of providing quality training with the expectations of our students.” Seven Seas Preparatory Academy’s online platform was developed by Marine Learning Systems and “has proven instrumental in reaching our needs and goals in providing online training. The system allows us to track student performance with their leading-edge reporting,” said Cheesman.As the industry evolves, so too does Seven Seas. “We currently run a deckhand workshop

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Have You Taken the MarTID 2020 Survey?

2020 survey today:Vessel operator survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDOperatorMETI survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDMETISeafarer survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDSeafarerMarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report, which can be found, along with the 2019 report, at www.MarTID.org

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MarTID 2020: Take the Global Maritime Training Survey

to benchmark their own training initiatives.Maritime training institutions will be able to better gauge future needs.Seafarers will potentially have a clearer picture of evolving skills requirements.What is MarTID?MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report, which can be found, along with the 2019 report, at www.MarTID.org

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MarTID 2020: A Call to Action

link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDMETISeafarer survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDSeafarerThe maritime training practices survey and its resulting annual report are non-commercial initiatives launched by the World Maritime University, New Wave Media, and Marine Learning Systems in partnership together. This year, like last, we have created three separate surveys: one to be completed by seafarers, one by vessel operators, and one by maritime training institutions. If you work in the industry, it is almost certainly the case that one of these applies to you. The

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Profiles in Training: Staten Island Ferries

;Standardized training for Captains and Assistant Captains is docking in every slip – from Manhattan to Staten Island to the organization’s maintenance piers – on every class of ferry and then signed off on by the captains.In addition, Staten Island Ferries has worked with Marine Learning Systems on a blended learning program. “John Garvey and I were sitting at a conference presentation given by Murray Goldberg, CEO, Marine Learning Systems, and when he was done John and I looked at each other and said ‘This is exactly what we’re looking for,’” resulting

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MarTID 2020: The Maritime Training Survey is Open

survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDOperatorMETI survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDMETISeafarer survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDSeafarerWhat is MarTID?MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report, which can be found, along with the 2019 report, at www.MarTID.org

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Training Tips for Ships: Taking the Stress out of Tests

supported and see your organization more as a partner in their success rather than a barrier to it.It’s simple. If you would like to improve nearly every aspect of your assessment program, incorporate as many opportunities as possible for self-evaluation.The AuthorMurray Goldberg is CEO of Marine Learning Systems which provides software and services to optimize knowledge, skills and behavior in maritime operators. In his former life he was a computer science faculty member at the University of BC researching online learning and assessment delivery models and their effectiveness. This led to him develop

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Training Tips for Ships: Tip #5

different set of questions, but will always have the same number of questions for each tested competency and be of roughly the same overall difficulty. Now we have randomized exams to help solve the cheating problem but have not sacrificed fair and consistent assessment.Murray Goldberg is CEO of Marine Learning Systems which provides software and services to optimize knowledge, skills and behavior in maritime operators. In his former life he was a computer science faculty member at the University of BC researching online learning and assessment delivery models and their effectiveness. This led to him develop

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Training Tips for Ships

further studying so as not to squander another scarce exam-writing opportunity. Simply said, it will make comprehensive studying their preferable option and the path of least resistance, which is exactly the goal of a sound assessment methodology.About the Author: Murray Goldberg is CEO of Marine Learning Systems which provides software and services to optimize knowledge, skills and behavior in maritime operators. In his former life he was a Computer Science faculty member at the University of BC researching on-line learning and assessment delivery models and their effectiveness. This led to him

RISING TRAINING BUDGETS: Increasing focuses on safety and meeting regulatory mandate means more money spent on training. Source: MarTID 2019

MarTID 2019: Maritime Training Budgets Rise

, more than 68% of seafarers have increased their personal seafarer training expenditure over the last five years, and more than 55% expect their personal training expenditures to grow in the upcoming year.About MarTID:MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, publishers of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News. The 2019 report was themed to examine more closely the impact autonomy in the maritime space will have on training initiatives for current and future seafarers

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Mariner Assessment: "There's an App for That"

Carnival Corporation partnered with Marine Learning Systems to develop an App for mariner skills assessment.Dubbed SkillGrader, the App was designed to help standardize Carnival Corporation’s training and assessment across the company’s fleet of 105 ships and 9 brands. Prior to its development, there were numerous different approaches to training, with hundreds of programs, and a variety of fleet trainers and external training providers.“We wanted to align and standardize our approach.” says John Allen, Carnival Corporation’s Director of Maritime Professional Developme

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Maritime Training: Take the MarTID Global Survey

broader response, this year the MarTID steering group opted to both shorten the survey and to offer three, targeted versions: one for vessel operators, one for training institutions and one for seafarers.What is MarTID?MarTID is a noncommercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report (which can be found at www.MarTID.org).Why is MarTID Important?This

The MarTID 2019 survey of maritime training is now open. Image: © putilov_denis/Adobe Stock

MarTID 2019: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices is Open

;For Operators: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019MarTIDOperatorFor Training Institutions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019MarTIDMETIFor Seafarers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019MarTIDSeafarerWhat is MarTID?MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report (which can be found at www.MarTID.org).Why is MarTID Important?This

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MarTID 2019: Autonomy & the Seafarer

Database steering group has announced the upcoming launch of the 2019 MarTID survey, which this year focuses on the trend toward autonomous vessel operations and its impact on training current and future mariners. MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. It was launched in 2018 with the completion of the inaugural survey and publication of the 2018 Training Practices Report (which can be found at www.MarTID.org).This MarTID initiative is an

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MarTID 2019: Autonomous Operations and the Future Mariner

By Michael Manuel, Associate Professor, Head - Maritime, Education and Training (World Maritime University);Murray Goldberg, President and CEO (Marine Learning Systems); and Greg Trauthwein, Editor & Associate Publisher (New Wave Media)The second annual global Maritime Training Insights Database survey examines the impact of the autonomy trend in maritime operations on the training of future “seafarers”The Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) steering group is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the 2019 MarTID survey, which this year focuses on the trend toward autonomous

MarTID: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices Debuts

productivity and safety of vessel operations. The MarTID project is completely non-commercial, and reports are free and distributed widely. It is supported by the generous contributions of the three partnering organizations – the World Maritime University (WMU), New Wave Media and the Marine Learning Systems group. All three stakeholders agree that best practices can be achieved only if this effort is based on real data. Your data – protected and anonymized. Specifically, the report provides information on: industry spend on training, resources used and future trends;methods

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