There is a rapidly growing demand for training courses in navigation safety; however, seafarers cannot simultaneously work onboard and attend onshore training courses. Therefore, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) set up digital training conventions in 2010 to speed up the waiting time for training courses. The IMO continues to include additional complimentary courses and certificates in training programs. This study proposes that web-based learning should be adopted to fulfill the requirements of the IMO Standard on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) training convention standards for seafarer training. The goal of this research is to explore whether web-based training is effective and complies with STCW regulations. It examines web-based training using a quasi-experiment with t-test evaluation, to reveal that digital training is an effective learning method. Based on the results of this study, it is recommended that the corresponding IMO member training organizations should immediately make e-learning policies feasible for seafarers, in order to satisfy training needs and thus make it possible for seafarers to efficiently invest their leisure time
Chang, Ki-Yin; Chiou, Ay-Shiou; Chang, Tao-Heng; and Shen, Jian-Hung
"EFFECTIVENESS OF WEB-BASED TRAINING COMPLIANCE WITH SEAFARERS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CONVENTION,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 27:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol27/iss1/2