Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The main idea of this project is producing and sharing high quality educational material. This will be done by developing a virtual learning space and by organising seminars. Each partner has to develop a high standard and up to date e-learning course on a certain subject. This course will be available for the other partners by means of a virtual learning space. Moreover the seminars aim to give opportunity to share and discuss within the group of partners to the content. Subsequently the course can be improved by the author. Summarized, the project provides improvement of quality of maritime educational material, co-operation between maritime educational institutions, an innovative virtual learning space filled with high quality e-learning courses.
Within an earlier Leonardo project, MariComp, a study was done after the present and future competencies of Maritime lecturers. One thing that became clear was that lecturers at maritime institutions need to update their knowledge continuously. Furthermore, from relevant media one could conclude that there is room for improvement in maritime educational programs.
Ship owners world wide are facing a significant increase in their insurance premiums. An article of the chairman of IMEC stressed the need of investing in maritime training. To move forward with a rapid developing shipping industry, maritime educational institutions should cooperate in sharing their knowledge. Moreover, a Dutch newspaper recently published a plea of the Dutch minister of education for more structure in education by means of the internet and more co-operations between educational institutions. In fact this project fulfils the needs by initiating an improvement action for maritime education, using the internet as well as cooperation. Hence the project fully complies with priority one. The result of the project will be that the knowledge and skills on several (maritime) subjects in European maritime institutions will reach a higher level and will be available on line.
The main idea of this project is producing and sharing high quality educational material, in an innovative way. Subsequently maritime institutions, stakeholders and other parties will further build on their maritime network of maritime partners.
The concrete aims of the project are:
1) collaboration by working together in a project and meeting each other during seminars, from both concerned and interested parties.
2) knowledge sharing by developing up to data web based learning material that is presented, discussed and improved during seminars.
3) development of the virtual learning space MEP.
4) Subsequently to improve the level of maritime education for lecturers in the EU; and
5) to contribute in bringing the maritime profession on a higher and more equal level, more known and more attractive in the EU.
Examples of important however often under exposed subjects, are cultural awareness, electrical high voltage systems, electronic control systems, steam systems, electronic systems of position fixing and navigation, emergency procedures, English language, manoeuvring and handling.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Transportation and Storage
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information Modules to be developed by partners. This modules should be developed from a specialist point of view. Develop a module of your specialism and teach this course to all the maritime lecturers in the EU interested. The modules are available at the e-learning platform of the MEP: mep.stc-r.nl, after registration.