On-Demand Operational Training: Hands-on Anywhere, Anytime

Presented By

Travis Duckro - GSE Solutions

Conference: RefComm 2021

Online training supported by new technologies for self-paced and collaborative learning has been accelerating in recent years. The recent challenges due to the pandemic as made this trend even more pronounced given that learners and trainers have to reach their learning goals from a distance. The presentation will review a variety of types of learning content including computer-based tutorials, embedded videos, free-form simulation use as well as scripted simulation exercises accompanied by a range of competency assessment mechanisms.

The presentation will cover several areas:

  • Establishing structured learning paths toward specific training outcomes with the use of eLearning modules, integrated assessments, scenario-based simulations, and competency assessments.
  • Delivering Assessments at each point of the learning path through a variety of assessment types including Interim assessments that adjust path of learning, and Final assessments/exams for delivering digital certificates.
  • The value of cloud-based deliver as it relates to ease of access to training from any location – without special tools, installation, and IT overhead. The discussion will also include some of the current challenges of delivery of various types of learning content such as interactive 3D content.

This type of training delivery has been adopted in other industries such as oil and gas and in this time of COVID-19, the ability deliver training to workers at home has been invaluable. The ability to run simulation scenarios either independently or with instructor intervention has provided great flexibility. Combining simulation exercises with objective critical thinking exercises provides competency assessments needed when students are learning asynchronously.

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