Seahaven Maritime Academy

“PointSolutions makes it easy to create, implement, and extract information.”
Sam Scott
Training Director
Seahaven Maritime Academy
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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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.

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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.


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


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.


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.


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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Videos are not a new development in the corporate training industry. In fact, training video has been used since employers realized they have a strong incentive to help employees learn. Videos combine visuals and audio, engaging multiple senses to promote learning. They save time and money because a business doesn’t need to hire an instructor every time they want to hold a training seminar. Videos give employees more control over the training process, inspiring them to put forth their best efforts. All of these reasons why video is so effective have been known for years. 


The bigger question isn’t what makes video so effective but why creating a corporate training video has stagnated. Once upon a time, instructors would record live lectures on a camcorder and play the resulting VHS tape for a group of employees. DVDs and cloud storage have replaced VHS tapes, but many companies are still creating training videos by recording content to play back later with minimal quality control or editing options. They aren’t thinking of the unique needs of their learners, shy away from innovation, and assume that it’s somebody else’s responsibility to make training worthwhile for their team.



Blended Learning Paths

Every student has unique educational needs and EchoEngage gives instructors the tools they need to personalize their learning experiences. Teachers can give self-paced assignments to an entire class or a smaller group of students who need a refresher. Students can complete these assignments whenever and wherever they wish, giving them more control over the educational process. Naturally, students will attend scheduled class meetings as well to recreate the traditional classroom experience. Any great K-12 learning management system should deliver comparable flexibility.


Audience Participation

K-12 teachers know that audience participation drives educational outcomes, and a great K12 learning management system needs to facilitate that. With EchoEngage, teachers can incorporate real-time polling into lessons and allow students to respond with their choice of devices. Gamification elements appeal to a student’s competitive side, and a built-in virtual classroom supports breakout rooms for collaborative work. Students can even ask for help anonymously if they don’t understand something. Teachers frequently report more engagement using these tools than they did in their physical classrooms.


Fair Assessments

While grades aren’t the end goal of education, a great K12 learning management system has to help students pursue success. To that end, EchoExam allows instructors to easily create assessments with 14 different types of questions including bi-modal items and dynamic content that allows teachers to adjust the difficulty as needed. Teachers can also scramble question orders automatically to protect the integrity of exams. Most importantly, EchoExam makes it easy for teachers to review scores for individuals and the class and intervene as necessary. In short, you’ll always have the evidence you need to help students succeed. 


Unparalleled Accessibility

Don’t you hate that feeling where you know the information you’re looking for is there somewhere but you can’t seem to find it? K-12 students encounter that problem every day, but EchoVideo offers an innovative solution. Using Automatic Speech Recognition technology, captions can be added to any video to promote accessibility. Better yet, captions are added to a searchable index so students can quickly find whatever they need to review. A great K-12 learning management system should empower students in ways that cannot happen in a traditional classroom. 


Efficient Course Creation

Classroom instructors are busy people and a great K-12 learning management system should streamline as much of their workload as possible. EchoAuthor allows teachers to create courses with an intuitive interface offering dozens of block types and interactive templates. Individual course elements can also be saved outside of the course, allowing instructors to quickly add them to other courses where they would be relevant. Once courses are finished, they can be shared by embedding on an iFrame or downloading in xAPI or SCORM formats. That kind of flexibility is precisely what teachers need. 


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With over 14 different question types, you can match the assessment to the material at hand. Use traditional test question types such as true/false, multiple-choice, multiple response, numeric response, matching, completion, short answer and essay to review, re-teach and reinforce learning.

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Ensuring that learners understand the information presented and how it can impact their success is key. Assess, track and analyze learner performance. Get results immediately and view valuable reports at the individual level, or for the class or group as a whole. Provide results in real-time, or at a later time as preferred.

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With dynamic content, generate multiple iterations of exam questions to test the same concept. Use bimodal to toggle between multiple-choice and short answer question types, immediately changing the item difficulty level.

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