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Kongsberg Introduces Virtual Classrooms


Kongsberg Maritime's training division has introduced a 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 familiarization 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 familiarization in addition to basic theory, prior to joining the course at a Kongsberg Maritime global training center, 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 optimize courses, resulting in reduced time and travel costs for customers.