For Hempel we developed an e-learning platform,
which works offline and can handle generic teaching resources.

Project info

The challenge

With sailors on ships around the world, getting them to personally meet up and go through a learning pathway is an impossible task for the shipping companies. Therefore, Hempel turned to our help for development of a generic and offline e-learning app for iPad, enabling sailors to participate in tuition wherever they are.

The important element of this project was the fact that the e-learning material had to be accessible offline. This was imperative, since the ships are always far out to sea, places where bad on no internet connection is a factor.

The Solution

Specialized knowledge is often needed to maintain the ship’s painted surfaces with the correct techniques and materials. Therefore, sailors have to get teached in doing it.

We conceived an easy way in which e-learning material can be used offline, and without the sailors notice the shift between online and offline during the learning process. The system is designed in such a way that the sailor regularly has to solve assigments and reply correctly in smaller quizzes, which are fitted to the e-learning pathway through a central cloud portal. When all the course exercises have been passed, a personal certificate, which the sailor can print, is issued. Throughout the course, the shipping company can monitor the progress with the sailor’s e-learning pathway.

The generic setup of the new e-learning pathway is crucial to the app’s success. Setting up a new certification course regarding any type of subject is easy for the administrator.

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About Hempel

Hempel is a market-leading coating supplier within the marine, industry, decorative container and yacht segments.

Hempel always strives to create extra value for the customer. Therefore, the company invests in advanced water-dilutioning products and innovative ideas as to aid customers in cutting down on fuel consumption, reduce emission and reach the environmental objectives.

Hempel provides a complete line of products along with technical consulting.


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