Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) will launch Maritime-eCampus.com, a global Internet portal providing a complete e-learning solution for maritime schools, training centres and ship owners worldwide, this August in time for the new semester. KMSS has made a major commitment to Internet and distance learning and has been developing its e-learning solution over the past year in co-operation with leading maritime training establishments in the USA, Scandinavia and Singapore.
Customers of Maritime-eCampus.com will receive their own e-learning web site where they will be able to deliver courses and training to their students wherever they might be in the world. Each customer will have a web site that will include a complete set of simulation modules based on KMSS' existing simulators. A Learning Management System (LMS) developed by KMSS will also enable instructors to keep track of their students' progress and to interact with them. In addition course publishing tools provided by KMSS will allow maritime training establishments to develop and adapt course material specifically for the Internet.
"More and more maritime training is taking place outside the traditional classroom, and we are convinced that e-learning is the future for the maritime industry. KMSS' turnkey e-learning solution allows maritime training centres to provide courses that students can take at times that suit them, whether at home or at sea," commented KMSS president, Per Branstad.