SUCCESS STORY

Seahaven Maritime Academy

“PointSolutions makes it easy to create, implement, and extract information.”
Sam Scott
Training Director
Seahaven Maritime Academy
Customer
About
Seahaven Maritime Academy was founded and continues to be run by professional mariners for professional mariners. The organization strives to provide the best quality training at a fair price, go the extra mile for every student, to honour the commitments students make by running courses regardless of enrollment numbers, and to keep classes as small as possible to facilitate personalized attention.
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Training
Echosystem Solution
PointSolutions

Quizzes Are a Fantastic Way to Stimulate Group Discussions

Any class of students will contain a mix of learners eager to participate and those who might be shy about sharing their ideas, but Seahaven Maritime Academy ensures universal participation through real-time polling with PointSolutions. Seahaven instructors add quizzes to every lesson, creating discussion points promoting engagement while also making it easier to track learner progress.

Any class of students will contain a mix of learners eager to participate and those who might be shy about sharing their ideas, but Seahaven Maritime Academy ensures universal participation through real-time polling with PointSolutions. Seahaven instructors add quizzes to every lesson, creating discussion points promoting engagement while also making it easier to track learner progress.

Echo360's e3 Formula in Action

PointSolutions facilitates student/instructor interaction, giving learners at Seahaven Maritime Academy control over when and how they interact with live poll questions during Microsoft Powerpoint presentations. Likewise, Seahaven instructors use the technology to monitor progress.

Equity

PointSolutions provides real-time data on every Seahaven student’s performance, allowing instructors to intervene before anyone falls too far behind.

Engagement

Lectures are generally an inefficient means of engaging large groups of people. Seahaven instructors use live quizzes to jumpstart classroom discussions to promote collaboration and engagement in every presentation.

Evidence

PointSolutions makes it easy for Seahaven instructors to not only collect real-time information on student performance but save and translate those results into a competency matrix for easy viewing. This data can then be provided to external auditing bodies to prove the efficacy of the training.

3 Key Takeaways

Going Green

Professional sailors have more incentive than most to keep the Earth’s oceans clean. With online testing managed through PointSolutions, Seahaven no longer needs to print out long exams to assess learner progress, reducing the organization’s carbon footprint.

Accessibility

There will be hiccups whenever you introduce new technology, but PointSolutions provides ease of use to minimize the learning curve. Seahaven Maritime Academy found that most of its instructors were comfortable creating poll questions and analyzing student responses after just a few short training sessions.

Using Phones Legitimately

Modern people are on their phones all of the time anyway, so Seahaven uses PointSolutions to give students a legitimate reason to take them out during class. All poll questions can be answered via smartphone, with other options such as web browsers if students don’t have access to one.
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