Emergence of ‘Cloud Simulation’ as a virtual learning tool in maritime education

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Simulators have proved to be an efficient tool to impart maritime education and training. For many decades, they have been used to facilitate some mandatory competency and professional training to seafarers. However, the use of simulators to provide remote and online maritime education and training is not widely explored. During the spread of coronavirus disease, where face-to-face practical training was not possible, the need of exploring alternate means of delivering simulation training is highlighted in this chapter. Although the practical nature of hands-on learning using simulators cannot be fully replaced by online cloud simulation virtual teaching, the chapter explores how the training can be supported and enhanced by cloud simulation and to what extent it can facilitate familiarity of navigational equipment, demonstration of navigational exercises, and the theory aspects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgile learning environments amid disruption
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluating academic innovations in higher education during COVID-19
EditorsMd Golam Jamil, Dawn A. Morley
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-92979-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-92978-7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2022

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