16 Nov ONTHEGO – Learning “Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device”
At Uniteam Training, we constantly try to make learning more accessible and easier for our seafarers. This is not an easy job, as we know that the attention span of today’s learners is shorter. People simply do not have the appetite anymore for long courses.
Microlearning is the answer: Digital content that is short, relevant, single topic, fun, and attractive in format (preferably video or graphics). In addition, it can be learned and relearned over and over again, even minutes before the actual job is done onboard a ship: “just in time” when you are at your peak with retention. This approach yields better results than conventional training in a classroom.
We introduced Done in Sixty Seconds (DISS) micro learning in 2019 and now we are going one step further with our recently launched “ONTHEGO” project.
“ONTHEGO” modules are prepared for mobile learning using the Talent Cards Application (Most of you already have it installed on your phone).
It is short and sweet, easy to remember, fun to learn at any convenient time and place, by using your mobile device.
The difference is that “DISS” is intended as one short topic, a reminder just before doing the job, while “ONTHEGO” is a series of modules to cover an entire subject in more detail. “ONTHEGO” will eventually replace classroom- based learning for our seafarers. The modules are grouped together in a folder. The candidates are assigned to the folder when they are booked to attend the particular course.
After studying the content through their mobile phones, the learning will be supplemented by case studies, class discussion online, practical exercise with the real equipment, or simulator exercises.
It does not matter where you are anymore: As long as you have internet connection, we are able to reach you with “ONTHEGO”.
Microlearning is the future of organisational learning and development and allows learners to take control of their own journey.
ARE YOU READY?
Let me end this article with a quote from Professor Seymour Papert, world renowned learning theorist and educational technology visionary:
“The goal is to teach in such a way as to produce the most learning from the least teaching”.
We hope you like our “DISS/ONTHEGO” initiatives; please let us know what topics you want us to cover, or how we can improve!
Tin Maung Tun, Training Director, Uniteam Training