Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Maritime Education & Training
Muirhead, Peter M.
The key to success of any maritime education and training programs in achieving its goals and objectives will depend upon how well various new technology is being used toward the learning process by every educator. This dissertation looks at the use of new technology in maritime education and training such as computer aided learning, to provide basic knowledge and understanding of the functions of the different parameters of computer systems. The paper describes the potential use of computer technology in MET, particularly in a developing country. Some models of computer aided learning (CAL) and computer based training (CBT) are also examined. It describes the overall process of learning and the use of different high-technology instructional materials. The dissertation also considers the integration of computers to new curricula and discusses the implementation of the same. The different models of CAL are studied to improve the system of teaching in the maritime field. In addition, the dissertation evaluates two leading maritime training software programs currently available in the market. Other maritime software programs are also investigated and discussed. In conclusion, proposals and recommendations are made to improve the training facilities and the teaching method at Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) for every student in the field of maritime education and training. The use of computer technology at PMMA for education and training is a method of ensuring that the skills and ability of the trainees are vastly improved.