July 22, 2021

ANEO Course ProductionThe Education department is continually working on its courses, and during the pandemic is no different. The focus changed to providing courses online, and many were converted to the Moodle platform. This entailed a lot of work by the Course Chairs involved and many others as well to move and update material from our Boating courses into the format required for online presentation. Fortunately, a lot was already in process, or complete, but much still needed to be done.

Now most of the core courses are available online and working well, and with a current project underway to upgrade them further for the Fall, we can now concentrate again on our classroom courses.

Boating 1 was finished just as the pandemic hit and now has the same 8 x 11 format as the rest of our manuals.

We are now underway on a complete review and update of Boating 2, 3 and 4. We hope to streamline the three courses, separate out the sections, and reduce the duplications. This will allow the corresponding similar information to build in detail and complexity as the students progress through the courses.

We are working on a full review and update of Electronic Navigation. A lot has changed since this course was written, and it will be a big job to rewrite it. John Kabel, the Course Chair, would like input as to whether it should be split in two, Basic and Advanced. Please let us know your thoughts.

We are also working on an interim Moodle version of Electronic Navigation, which should be ready this Fall.

By Cedric Robertson

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