The Singapore (Nantong) International Maritime Institute (SNIMI) held its 70th Seacare Quality Rating Training (SQRT) online from 1 to 26 June 2020, a second successful run after its first online SQRT five months ago. The result? A stellar evaluation score of 4.84 out of a maximum 5 in the Effectiveness of Training Programme; and an overall score of 4.85. Putting this into perspective, SQRT70 achieved a ten per cent improvement from SQRT69.
Following the successful run of its first online 69th Seacare Quality Rating Training (SQRT) course in April 2020, the Singapore (Nantong) International Maritime Institute (SNIMI) improved on their teaching methodology with 15 ratings at the 70th SQRT, from 1 June to 26 June 2020.
SNIMI continued to conduct its online training with Tencent Conference, used WeChat video calls for interaction and communication during assessment; while the WeChat chat group facility was used by trainers and students to address queries.
Through these online platforms, SNIMI trainers were able to run various classroom activities and engage students in discussions, role-play and even conduct group work together. These helped students to understand the subject matter in a more thorough manner.
Leveraging on its experience of having conducted an earlier online course, SNIMI improved the way they manage classroom participation. In SQRT 70 students’ facial expressions are monitored by trainers, so that they can watch over students’ participation during lessons. The special attention paid towards the students, earned SNIMI a higher evaluation score of 4.84 out of a maximum 5 for the Effectiveness of Training Programme; and an overall score of 4.85, bettering the score of 4.75 for SQRT 69.
With the COVID-19 restrictions gradually easing around the world, the subsequent SQRT or SQCT courses are expected to resume in physical classes in Shanghai with the relevant safe distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of both students and trainers.