Columbia Shipmanagement Partners with Adobe
Columbia Shipmanagement, an organization with over 40 years of experience providing world-class ship management and maritime services to our clients and partners, announced the launch of its own eLearning Management System (LMS) in partnership with Adobe Systems.
"For the first time in shipping, a Web and App-based eLearning platform enables seafarers to access and complete their training assingments at their own pace, whereever they are and even withouth having network connectivty," claimed a press release from the company.
"This has become a reality thanks to the ambitious schemes to embrace a digital transformation which has led Columbia to become the first organization in the shipping industry to partner with a multinational computer software company to implement a global LMS solution for all organization’s e-Learning courses," it said.
Columbia’s LMS enables a new learner experience by harmonising the training and courses for seafarers and fleet wide activities worldwide. The new LMS can be used at the seafarers’ convenience and from any location: office, onboard vessels, at their homes, or even when travelling.
Seafarers can now complete interactive courses using computers or mobile devices to download the courses, generate certificates after successful completion of the relevant test, collect points and badges, post comments and questions in dedicated forums, participate in webinars, attend virtual classrooms and also access to virtual reality content among many other features.
All Columbia’s seafarers have now access to the platform and can benefit from a large catalogue of interactive and engaging courses, it said.
Captain Faouzi Fradi, Group Director of Training at Columbia Shipmanagement, said: “Seafarers play a key role in operating Columbia’s fleet, hence it is of utmost importance to recognise their contribution and efforts by caring about their wellbeing and satisfaction. Columbia’s LMS has been implemented to train and educate seafarers but also to adapt to their schedule and lives, while onboard or ashore and help them train on their own terms”.