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Integrating Adaptive Learning in Maritime Simulator-Based Education and Training with Intelligent Learning System

Project description

A smart system for maritime education

A successful transition into the labour market for European youth depends on the quality of professional education. Unfortunately, in maritime education and training programmes, the suspension of maritime simulator-based training sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges regarding skill development or competency examinations. The EU-funded i-MASTER project will address the resulting needs and knowledge gaps. To that end, it will provide integrated emerging technologies and training to develop an innovative intelligent learning system. It will incorporate learning analytics and adaptive learning functions to enable remote and on-site maritime simulator-based education and training. Moreover, it will enhance the effectiveness and accessibility of the simulator, also improving the safety, security and performance of marine operations.

Objective

While all educational sectors have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the vocational-oriented academic training components in higher education sectors have been more severely affected than others. For undergraduate and graduate students currently studying for a career at sea, the pandemic has led to suspension to their simulator training sessions, vocational learning opportunities and future careers. The simulator-based education and training domain, which forms the platform of skilled manpower supply for the maritime industry, is facing this unprecedented challenge to ensure the continuity of the educational activities and to cope with the constraints imposed by the pandemic. High-quality vocational education is the cornerstone of effective youth transitions into the labour market for the European society. The suspension of simulator-based training and tutoring sessions has led to concerns regarding whether the higher and vocational educational institutes can produce a sufficient and competent workforce who could adequately carry out on-board navigation functions safely and efficiently in the near future. By accounting for the needs, knowledge gaps and challenges faced by today’s maritime education and training sector, the i-MASTER project aims to integrate emerging technologies in vocational education and training to develop an innovative Intelligent Learning System (ILS) with maritime learning analytics and adaptive learning function to facilitate both remote and on-site maritime simulator-based education and training. The i-MASTER solution will significantly enhance the effectiveness and accessibility of simulator-based education in the European society and further improve safety, security and performance of maritime operations of the future.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 024 942,50
Address
HANSINE HANSENS VEG 14
9019 Tromso
Norway

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 1 024 942,50

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