WMU Partners with IMO on E-Learning Training for Auditors Under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme
The International Maritime Organization has launched a new e-learning course, "Training for Auditors under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme," designed to empower maritime administration with the skills necessary for audits under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS). The course was presented to delegates at the 7th session of the Joint Working Group on the Member State Audit Scheme (JWGMSA7) on 12 October, and is now open for public registration through the IMO e-learning platform.
The self-paced e-learning course is the result of collaboration efforts of the IMO and the World Maritime University (WMU) within the framework of the IMO-WMU e-Learning pilot project that utilizes technology to empower IMO’s capability building projects and broaden access to maritime education and training for diverse learners worldwide.
The IMSAS training course is designed to augment Member States’ audit capacity with the aim of enhancing the global and uniform implementation of the relevant IMO instruments. The self-paced, e-learning modality incorporates e-lessons, self assessment quizzes and interactive exercises that simulate real audit processes. The course will enable participants to more effectively contribute to IMSAS audits as well as to assist their maritime administrations in the preparation for IMSAS audits by performing internal audits. This learning process is crucial in determining the extent to which their maritime administration is implementing and enforcing the applicable IMO instruments.
In support of IMSAS regional training activities, the e-learning materials also integrate on-site and face-to-face teaching options. The blend of traditional teaching and e-learning resources enriches learning through a flipped classroom experience in which participants can revisit course materials and deepen their knowledge at their own pace, in turn fostering more productive discussions during face-to-face seminars. This combined approach adds value in catering to diverse learner needs, leading to effective achievements of the intended learning outcome.
WMU remains committed to supporting the IMO's endeavor to meet evolving educational demands and extend the reach of vital maritime knowledge globally. WMU's E-Learning Solutions services are available to individuals and organizations interested in creating similar e-learning resources. For further information, visit https://www.wmu.se/e-learning-solutions