An investigation into the potential use of computer-assisted learning for the Saudi Arabia Coast Guard
Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Muirhead, Peter M.
In this paper the potential of computer programs is discussed and the capability of Computer Assisted Learning, (CAL), in helping the students and teachers in school for the learning process is evaluated. At the beginning of this paper an introduction to Saudi Arabia Coast Guard (SACG), training in SACG and the role of the Naval Training Division in the headquarters of SACG is provided. An introduction to basic knowledge of computers follows. Technology in education is discussed and the computer as a medium used in education in general is investigated. The classification of computers in education and different modes of CAL is explained. After that the paper investigates the possible use of computers in Maritime Education and Training, (MET), its advantages and limitations. Software evaluation, selection and legality are also discussed. Moreover, the educational software in MET is investigated. In conclusion, the paper clearly states that CAL is suitable for use in MET institutions and that educational software can play a significant role in MET too.