E-learning in maritime affairs

  • S. Galić 1University of Split - Faculty of Maritime Studies, Croatia
  • Z. Lušić
  • T. Stanivuk


E-learning has become a widespread form of education as it allows the users a relatively easy access to needed information. E-learning has also been present in maritime affairs, although not so ubiquitous as in other economy sectors. Sea-borne shipping is one of the most stringently controlled industries, with a number of complex regulations and standards. This paper analyses learning methodologies and discusses the economic justification of implementing e-learning systems at global level, with an emphasis on the growing e-learning industry, corporate segment of e-learning, massive open online course market, and the importance of the micro-learning concept. In addition, this study analyses the present systems of seafarers’ education and the potentials, strengths and shortcomings of the conventional learning, e-learning and m-learning. Moreover, the recent application of e-learning in maritime affairs and the need of further research of the e-learning impacts in maritime affairs are examined. Finally, the presented information and discussion result in the logic matrix analysis and the SWOT analysis of e-learning, aiming to define the strengths, weaknesses, logic of action, goals and potentials of the implementation of e-learning in maritime affairs.

Keywords: E-learning, education of seafarers, STCW Convention, IMO.


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Galić, S., Lušić, Z., & Stanivuk, T. (2020). E-learning in maritime affairs. Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 17(1), 38-50. https://doi.org/10.3329/jname.v17i1.42203