Implementing Interactive Multimedia Training
SOCIETY OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS AND MARINE ENGINEERS NEW YORK
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This paper will provide a brief overview of the role of interactive multimedia in corporate training, and will discuss the relevant factors in making wise business decisions regarding the implementation of interactive multimedia IM within U.S. shipyards. Despite the numerous studies and reports citing the efficiencies of delivering instruction in a multisensory format via a computer, shipyards have been slow to implement this technology into their business practices. The reasons for this are twofold. First the technology is still viewed as nascent and unproven. Second the business benefits are not well understood by decision makers. This paper focuses on understanding the business benefits of implementing interactive multimedia in a shipyard environment. Case studies and success stories will be referenced for the purpose of understanding how interactive multimedia training works within the shipyard. The main thrust of discussion is towards how to properly analyze the expected return on investment and strategy for implementation of interactive multimedia within a typical shipyard.
- Information Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Marine Engineering