Digital Learning

Every training provider had to adapt fast to the restrictions imposed because of Covid-19, with most making extensive use of digital technology to keep learners learning. This emergency response has almost certainly brought forward the day when there is widespread acceptance of the use of digital technology in learning, by providers and by learners. The Commission is looking to consolidate the gains by capturing and sharing the lessons learned.


1. To capture the lessons learned when providers made extensive use of digital technology for learning:

  1. What worked?
  2. What did not work?
  3. What barriers remain (if any) to the wider adoption of digital technology in learning?
  4. What conclusions can we draw about when digital technology is not appropriate, and more traditional methods work better?
2. To share the resulting report with all maritime training providers.

Working Group

There is a small working group of Commissioners for the project comprising:

Next Steps

The report has now been published and can be found here. On Thursday 25 March we held a dissemination webinar to discuss the report in more depth. The webinar can be found viewed below.

The recommendations from the report were tabled with the Maritime Skills Commissioners in late April and an update will be provided on this page with the next steps in the coming months.

Iain Mackinnon is the lead Commissioner and is keen to hear from anyone interested in this work.

Digital Learning Report Webinar - 25 March 2021