Our participants work and learn in networks. Spot On Learning's support desk monitors progress and results and helps participants go through the program smoothly on their way to their personal learning targets.
Principals and intermediary agencies can follow progress and results of the participants they are connected to online. Supporting teachers and coaches take decisions about necessary support and learning interventions based on the information. Our program of sharing information in the supporting network around the participants is called 'All On The Same Screen'.
Participants work in 'classes' and every participant has a status. The status will be set by Spot On Learning's support desk, based on the data generated and collected while the participant is using the online platforms and apps. The coordinator is the person in the network close to the participant, he or she normally knows most about his or her whereabouts. Sometimes he or she has information about the participant that influences his status. If a seafarer has left unexpectedly to work at sea the participant might not be able to continue his program as planned, depending on connectivity and the principal's guidelines. The same goes if he is ill or has family obligations or other urgent matters keeping him from learning. In that case, the coordinator will be able to pause the account or if needed, abort the account of the participant.
The coordinator, often someone working in a crewing department or at a crewing agent, has access to an information screen with status info about the participants he or she is a coordinator for. This is his or her class. The screenshot below shows a class screen as the coordinator will see it in practice:
As you can see the status of a participant can be set to:
When participants are learning as expected and on schedule to reach the learning result in the normal period they are most of the time 'In progress'. The coordinator only has to take action if...
Besides the people at Spot On Learning other people will be looking at the screen above, and sometimes at other learning analytics behind it. The principal (like a shipowner or ship management company) sometimes wants to be informed about learning progress and results. Also supporting teachers can use the information to do their teaching work effectively and efficiently. Everybody is basically looking at the same screen, drawing conclusions and taking action based on the information shared on screen.