Wavelength Januar y 2011 k e e p i n g R Y A i n s t r u c t o r s a n d c o a c h e s i n t o u c h
Launch of the online Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course
Our online Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course was launched to the public and marine press on the opening day of the London International Boat Show.
It was received well by public and centres alike and we believe it signals a new era in RYA training. We are moving with the times and can now offer a bigger variety of training formats to suit everyone, from those who prefer the structure of the classroom to those who want the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever they happen to be.
The online course was a year in the making and we are extremely proud of the finished product. It includes a great range of information, engaging graphics, and interactive features. It should work really well in complementing other courses, either practical or theory.
How could RYA Interactive help what you do at your centre? Is there a new or existing course that you feel should be developed as an online learning package?
Please email interactive@rya. org.uk
with your views.
We were very pleased to be able to launch the course with 30 training centres recognised to offer it in this new format, and look forward to welcoming more centres on board over the coming months.
While the potential benefits to the students are obvious, there are benefits for the training centres too. It is now possible for centres to offer an off- the-shelf, sophisticated online course through their own branded area of our RYA Interactive website, at a small fraction of the cost that it would take to start from scratch.
They can interact
with their students, enhance the
course with their own additional teaching resources, and reach students who were previously out of their reach due to location or differing markets.
So far, the students that are enrolling are coming from countries as varied as Russia, Switzerland and Israel.
Want to be part of it? Recognition to offer this online course can be gained as a supplement to existing shorebased recognition.
Please email us to receive an information pack. You can see a taste of the course at www.ryainteractive.org
What&#x2019;s next for e-learning? RYA Interactive could be used to complement a great variety of courses but we need to be sure that it is the right thing to do in each case.
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