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Integration of whiteboard use in maritime education and training to enhance environmental awareness of cadets

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Olena Diahyleva
Olena Kononova
Alona Yurzhenko corresponding author


The paper is devoted to analysing the use of whiteboards in maritime education and training of cadets of the ship engineering department. This research highlights the benefits of incorporating interactive whiteboards into maritime education and provides practical recommendations for educators aiming to enhance environmental awareness among future maritime professionals. Whiteboards provide a promising way to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. This ensures cadets are equipped with the essential skills and awareness needed to navigate the challenges of a rapidly evolving maritime industry while prioritising environmental sustainability. The findings demonstrate a significant improvement in cadets' understanding of environmental concepts and their ability to apply sustainable practices in real-world maritime scenarios. Cadets expressed higher levels of engagement and motivation when learning through interactive whiteboards, citing the dynamic and immersive nature of the technology as a contributing factor. Moreover, faculty members reported enhanced teaching capabilities and the ability to address individual learning needs effectively. This work highlights the potential of using whiteboards (e.g., Miro) to enhance environmental awareness. It suggests further research to explore its effectiveness in other educational contexts.

digitalization, maritime professionals, M-learning, MOODLE, whiteboard

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The authors would like to express their appreciation for the collective efforts and intellectual contributions of colleagues from Kherson State Maritime Academy, who provided valuable insights and discussions during this research.
How to Cite
Diahyleva, O., Kononova, O., & Yurzhenko, A. (2024). Integration of whiteboard use in maritime education and training to enhance environmental awareness of cadets. Advances in Mobile Learning Educational Research, 4(1), 1038-1045.


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