MAAP adds cloud-based eLearning capabilities

The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) has introduced a new cloud-based eLearning system and installed a firefighting simulator at its premises in the Philippines, following an agreement with Kongsberg Digital.

MAAP will use Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Engine eLearning package and K-Sim Connect platform to deliver cloud-based tuition to its student engineers, allowing students to practice and prepare for their exams on realistic representations of real engine models from any location.

“The K-Sim Connect platform with its applications and services is a timely and cost-effective solution for the limitations posed by the recent global coronavirus pandemic on maritime education and training in the Philippines,” said Admiral Eduardo Ma. Santos, President at MAAP.

“MAAP signed up for 100 simultaneous user licences that will provide our students continuing access to simulation-based engine room exercises online, without the need for face-to-face collaboration with the instructor-facilitator.”

Also included in the new contract is a full-mission K-Sim Safety simulator for delivery of firefighting and onboard search and rescue procedure training. Using a replica of the layout on board a real crude oil carrier, an interactive 3D environment combines object and equipment models with computer visuals, exposing trainees to a broad range of situations related to preventing and dealing with onboard fires.

“We’re very pleased to see how well received our digital solutions for the maritime training market have been since we started rolling them out last year,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, VP, Kongsberg Digital.

“As a leading educational establishment in Asia, MAAP have always been among the first to adapt to the latest training methods. Their choice to add our cloud-based simulation solutions to their physical Kongsberg simulators is a welcome endorsement of our new digital simulation services.”

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