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Adding value to the business: the mod...

NL65 (LCDR USN,ret), CPLP, MBA, BS, AA, ACB, CL   Figure 1. Money Map. Image from business-literacy.com, permission requested ll too often today, the modern learning professional’s role and responsibility is misunderstood. The way I learned it, is if there’s a miscommunication or misunderstanding—it’s the sender’s responsibility to help ensure the message was received correctly. […]

Blended Learning Meets Artificial Int...

NL64 DigitalBrain (LCDR USN,ret), CPLP, MBA, BS, AA, ACB, CL “he classroom of the future probably won’t be led by a robot with arms and legs, but it may be guided by a digital brain”1. Seems we all know technology advances are moving extremely fast and also where we stand with digital technology these days. […]

Virtual Classroom Tools, Apache Openm...

NL63HLOM by Iman Fiqrie@William E Hamilton (LCDR USN,ret), CPLP, MBA, BS, AA, ACB, CL or many institutions of higher learning, it’s been difficult to crack the code on virtual classrooms, how to acquire and use them; many of the big learning management systems (LMS) themselves use only a few of them, many are Open Source. […]

IMO Secretary General, his Excellency...

NL60 IMO Iman Fiqrie@William E Hamilton (LCDR USN,ret), CPLP, MBA, BS, AA, ACB, CL n 10 Aug., 16, His Excellency, IMO Secretary General, Mr. Kitack Lim, came to Malaysian Maritime Academy (MMA) for a visit here in Melaka, Malaysia. We were obviously honoured to have him and tried to make the most of his visit […]

Must Know Learning Theories for Train...

NL59 HL by Iman Fiqrie@William E Hamilton (LCDR USN, ret), CPLP, MBA, BS, AA, ACB, CL hether facilitators like it or not, think it’s too much to learn or “don’t have the time for it” – it’s essential they have more than a working knowledge of learning theories as these are the tools that may […]

Resolution, to Accept Navy Sea Time f...

NL58 RES (LCDR USN,ret), CPLP, MBA, BS, AA, ACB, CL AVING CONSIDERED, the intent of this resolution is to get Maritime Agencies, e.g., IMO to clearly disseminate guidance, e.g., in the form of a Marine Guidance Note (MGN), regulation, or appropriate instrument on lecturers appearing for STCW Ancillary Courses for the purpose of their sea […]

Essential Thoughts in Training Delive...

NL58 HL TNG by Iman Fiqrie@William E Hamilton (LCDR USN, ret), CPLP, MBA, BS, AA, ACB,CL s an instructor, lecturer or training professional – one of the essential tasks is the transfer of learning outcomes to eventual intended results by learners on the job. As such, training professionals must learn the important learning theories and methods with […]

Untangling the Competence Dilemma

NL57 UCD Capt Richard Teo FNI FCILT MAICD Continues from previous issue Employability Skills Delivery of Training Programmes Having discussed some of the principles that govern competency based approach to learning, we now address the key learning process.

Concepts on Competency and Human Perf...

NL57 Concepts HPI Iman Fiqrie@William E Hamilton Lecturer, Malaysian Maritime Academy, CPLP, MBA, BS, AA, ACB, CL hange disrupts the status quo…breaks momentum and continuity in organizations, processes and performers…[c] hange shocks… out of a comfortable place…moves one [to] discomfort” (ASTD 2013). Figure 1 – Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Model The Competency Dilemma Revisited Last […]

Highlight – Facilitator Self Ch...

NL57 HIF by Iman Fiqrie, Lecturer, Malaysian Maritime Academy CPLP, MBA, BS, AA, ACB, CL acilitator Self Check ● Am I giving people equal time? ● Am I helping people feel safe enough to participate? ● Am I helping people who tend to dominate allow other people to speak? ● Am I avoiding choosing sides? […]

BOD Meets in Hong Kong

NL 56 BOD HK ix directors participated in the very good meeting in Hong Kong on 8 April. Capt Chawla of Anglo-Eastern Univan provided the venue but, on the day of the meeting, he was in New Delhi. He was able to actively participate through online communication and a large screen. Apologies were received from […]

Building GlobalMET

NL 56 Building GMET Capt Rod Short Executive Secretary his year, GlobalME T will have been in existence for 20 years. It was formed at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in September 1996. This was an initiative taken while I was Principal of the Australian Maritime College, with access to the AUD 250,000 provided by the […]

Untangling the Competence Dilemma

NL 56 Dilemma Capt. Richard Teo FNI FCILT MAICD Figure 5 – Dimensions of assessment and evaluation Competency standards Compiled below are two examples of embedded employability skills for Class 3 Marine Engineers and Master Unlimited. There are eight (8) core skills that must be addressed and embedded in all training programmes. These are:

Can a Pious Entrepreneur Compete in T...

NL56 Pious Capt Sivanadan Vivekanandan Senior Lecturer, Malaysian Maritime Academy The Pious Entrepreneur: The Struggle The struggle between the pursuit of material interest and adherence to moral values is the perennial problem of human existence and to put moral precepts into practice constitutes another central issue in business ethics (Tak, S. C., & Ambrose, Y., […]

Highlight on Copyright and Fair Use i...

NL 56 Iman Fiqrie When developing learning materials, it is important to understand at least the basics of copyright law. Although it varies from country to country, in the United States, copyright of printed matter is governed by Title 17 of the United States Code. Of particular importance to learning developers is fair use, noted […]

Evolution Aspects in the Marine Simul...

Evolution Aspects in the Marine Simulator Domain

NL 56 Prof. Capt Stephen Cross he progress in the electronics industry has strongly influenced the development and application of simulators for specific marine related training objectives. More, and different, types of simulators are becoming available to a wider group of users as a basis for the quality training requirement.

Good Night Malaysia 370

NL 56 Mr. Chong Chee Wah Malaysian Maritime Academy Preface This article was written with the intention of learning from the MH370 disappearance such that we hope that it will not happen to a merchant marine vessel. Most of the facts of the incidents were extracted from the “FACTUAL INFORMATION – SAFETY INVESTIGATION FOR MH370 […]

The United Nations Sustainable Develo...

UN 2030 Goals

NL55 The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 by Iman Fiqrie@William E Hamilton, Lecturer, Malaysian Maritime Academy eems a bit odd to be talking about sustainable development in a maritime article doesn’t it? Actually, not really—just the same, many global citizens and mariners may need to do a little soul searching, rethinking and strengthening of their […]

Work Life Balance

Work-Life-Balance

NL55 Work-Life Balance by Capt Sivanandan   he purpose of today’s article is to try and share some thoughts on the work-life balance problem most working people have to deal with in the hopes of shedding some light on a life filled with quality, purpose and sustenance. Work life balance receiving extensive publicity The issue of […]

Asia Maritime Accident Report 2015

Marina Baru 2B

NL55 Asia Accident Report 2015 by Capt Francis Lansakara FNI LLM (specialist maritime law) hen the European Union is trying to find a solution to thousands of maritime casualties from refugee boats, the Asian countries face a different scenario from safety breaches of passenger ferries, specially those cruising within inland and coastal waters. The first […]

The Problem with Maritime Shipping To...

NL 54 The Problem with Maritime Shipping Today! Maritime Shipping registered vessel losses, 1997 and 2011

The Payment Pebble and Payment Pebble...

Payment Pebble

NL 54 Technical Highlight The Payment Pebble and Payment Pebble Handset by Iman Fiqrie @ William E Hamilton

Invigilator: An Unappreciated and Dim...

Invigilator: An Unappreciated and Diminishing Role

NL 54 Invigilator: AN Unappreciated and Diminishing Role   Introducing the invigilator Have you ever encountered a situation on an airplane that the person sitting beside you introduces themselves as an invigilator? Maybe an artist, engineer, researcher, surveyor, doctor, manager, teacher or so many other professions; at ALAM we are often times called to invigilate, can […]

Marine Simulators – A Brief Des...

NL 53 Marine Simulators – A Brief Description Figure 1. Liquid Cargo Simulator n GlobalMET Newsletter No. 50, I shared ALAM’s experience with Engine Room Simulators (ERS) from ALAM’s beginnings which included some introductory material on ERS as well. In this newsletter, what I would like to do is to discuss more on Marine Simulator […]

What is Competence and or Competency?

NL 53 What is Competence and or Competency? By Capt. Richard Teo FNI FCILT MAICD n the last issue of this Newsletter, a summary of the Crew Connect 2015 presentation on “Managing the Learning Environment” expressed the views of the audience, prompted by presenters, Paul Russel, Glenys Jackson and Richard Teo. What was most apparent was […]

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