The Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) will use two cloud-based simulation solutions, to enable cadets at the Academy to continue receiving safe and effective navigational training.
The simulation solutions, provided by Wärtsilä, aim to continue the cadets’ training, despite restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By adding cloud simulation, MMA can maintain total class volume, but offer the same instruction either in the physical classroom or online.
The online simulator uses the same content as deployed in the on-campus classroom, allowing for quick implementation, while providing the flexibility needed to help in overcoming scheduling challenges.
The cloud infrastructure also provides a ready-to-go solution as part of contingency planning in case of heightened restrictions being necessitated in the future.
Remote learning is a growing trend that is especially valuable in times like these, and it is important that the training of future maritime officers can continue with or without classroom attendance. The approved courses can carry on just as before, the only difference being the delivery method
stated Neil Bennett, Director of Global Simulation Sales, Wärtsilä Voyage.