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Developing an Online Training on the Ship Safety Manual for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

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Title:Developing an Online Training on the Ship Safety Manual for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Authors:Wong, Lauren
Contributors:Lin, Grace (instructor)
Keywords:Workplace training
Online learning
Educational technology
Instructional design
Date Issued:28 Apr 2018
Abstract:At Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, the Ship Safety Manual sets important guidelines for keeping equipment and personnel safe. Shipyard engineers must be trained in these guidelines, but the current instruction fails to keep its learners engaged. The purpose of this instructional design project was to explore using an online instruction to teach the Ship Safety Manual to engineers at the Shipyard. This online instruction consisted of text-based modules that utilized figures, practice quizzes, and discussion boards on the website Canvas. It also incorporated interactivity and allowed learners to learn at their own pace. Participants were Shipyard engineers who were required to be trained in the Ship Safety Manual. A total of 12 participants volunteered and completed a pre-test, the online instruction, a post-test, and an instruction evaluation in that order. They could complete these components at their own pace within a four-week period. While pre-test scores ranged from 9% to 92%, post-test scores ranged from 56% to 100%. The most improvement was seen from participants with two or less years of experience at the Shipyard. In terms of confidence, 11 out of 12 experienced an increase in confidence level. The online instruction was able to increase both test scores and confidence in the participants, especially for those with less work experience. However, the scores of new employees did not meet Shipyard standards. Therefore, the online instruction seems better suited to be a refresher tool for current employees rather than a training tool for new hires.
Pages/Duration:26 pages
Appears in Collections: LTEC 690, Spring 2018

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