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RELAR - Remote learning and examination by using AR in maritime VET education

Authors: Christian Camilleri, ,
  • Institute: Institute of Applied Sciences
  • Symposium: Emerging Technology and Creative Innovation
  • Day: 1 , Session: 1 , Location: Auditorium
  • Session Type: Short 10 min (Early stage research) , Start: 09:55 , End: 10:10


RELAR project aims to create a crisis-proof resilient maritime VET ecosystem by enabling remote learning and examination using Augmented Reality. The project is driven by a consortium formed by European VET organizations and HEI and will tackle all the deficiencies unearthed by the COVID-19 crisis focusing on transferring the expertise and knowledge of industrial organizations in improving security, safety and efficiency by empowering frontline connected workers with remote technology.

The maritime VET education ecosystem has to become more resilient to crisis and improve his adaptation capacity to forced shifts imposed by force majeure. Being tightly linked to other ecosystems having a major role in economy and in society as a whole (port ecosystem, national, European and international education ecosystem) maritime education have to be capable to absorb social shocks generated by crisis situations and to ensure the continuity of the learning process. This project addresses key challenges of the maritime and port education ecosystem caused by structural change due to new digital technologies.

The project will mirror the new paradigm “expert - frontline worker” proposed by Industry 5.0 concept to a next-level “teacher - student” paradigm for vocational education and training. Teachers will wear the augmented reality device for examining remotely the students by evaluating the quality of the instructions students gave. Students will enhance their technological skills and hands-on experience by using the same augmented reality device and executing tasks being remotely guided by the teacher. Both teachers and students will have the roles of expert or frontline worker depending on the objective: examination of learning.

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