KONGSBERG's New Virtual Classrooms Save Time and Money for Training Customers

  • New remote training preparation modules reduce time needed at global training centres
  • Live instructors, software emulation and assessment combine to ensure participants all have the same level of knowledge prior to on-site courses
Kongsberg Maritime's training division has introduced an innovative new virtual classroom solution to help customers reduce the time and cost investment of training on a wide range of disciplines. Designed for the pre-course preparation phase, Kongsberg Maritime's unique new online Remote Training system uses a live video link between instructors and students integrated with dynamic on-screen presentations, emulated system software and assessment tools.

Pre-course remote training preparation modules are already available for Dynamic Positioning Operators and engineers taking KONGSBERG's DP Awareness Course and type specific Familiarisation, Position Mooring, Seismic Track and Maintenance courses for the KONGSBERG K-Pos DP range. For automation students, remote training modules are available for several K-Chief 700 courses including Step 1, Step 1 – LNG and K-Chief 700 for Bridge Personnel, in addition to the K-Chief 600 basic course.

Remote training is also now available for preparation for the K-Fleet Marine Fleet Management Software course and will be developed further for other courses offered by Kongsberg Maritime's training division. Additionally, virtual classroom-based remote training presents an efficient way to provide familiarisation and refresher training for crews on new or upgraded KONGSBERG software.

With the virtual classroom method, course participants can build a knowledge platform through i.e., system introduction, system navigation, alarm and message system familiarisation in addition to basic theory, prior to joining the course at a Kongsberg Maritime global training centre, a customer's premises or on a ship. Built-in pre-course assessment ensures that all participants attend the actual course with the same, high level system understanding and grasp of the relevant basics. This enables Kongsberg Maritime to optimise courses, resulting in reduced time and travel costs for customers.

"Our new virtual classroom solution is a complete and integrated remote training offering that enables our instructors to conduct live sessions with course participants prior to them attending the course. By teaching and assessing knowledge and competence levels at the preparation phase we are aiming to reduce the time needed at training centres, which can save customers both time and money," said Eirik Hågensen Vice President Studies and Training, Kongsberg Maritime.