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What is e-learning?

April 2023

In an era defined by technological and digital advancements, the traditional landscape of educational publishing has undergone a remarkable transformation. E-learning has now become an integral part of the educational ecosystem, offering an array of opportunities for learners worldwide.

E-learning leverages various digital technologies, from online courses and virtual classrooms to interactive video’s and animations. Thanks to these innovative and varied assets, e-learning provides an engaging and highly effective learning experience.

What’s more: e-learning is completely flexible as there is no need to travel to a physical location or schedule a meeting with a teacher, and the student can study whenever and wherever this is most convenient. A welcome side effect is that, as there are no travel expenses or the costs of a physical infrastructure, e-learning is very cost-effective.

Due to the variation, flexibility and the opportunity to visualise sometimes complex and theoretical issues, e-learning has proven to be very effective and has steadily taken its place in the learning process. Especially in the maritime world, where students and professionals are travelling in various time zones, e-learning provides an excellent opportunity to offer training that suits their needs.

Polestar Digital Academy

At Polestar Publishing, we are committed to making learning an exciting and effective journey and we embrace the new technologies that can help realise this. We proudly present Polestar Digital Academy: an e-learning platform with a wide range of digital courses for students and professionals in the maritime industry.

In addition, we aim to support lecturers, trainers and employers by providing not only teaching materials in a relevant context but also by giving them an insight into the progress of the participants. Our e-learning software encompasses a dashboard that gives an overview of exactly this: how well are my students doing, have all my teams completed the course? To top it off, each student receives a certificate after successfully completing a course.

Our team
After many years of experience with writing, editing and printing books, the development of e-learning requires extra skills. In order to make e-learning of the highest quality, we only work with the best people: experienced graphic designers to make the animations, a software platform with a proven track record in digital education and editors with in-depth didactical knowledge.

One group however remains the same: the authors that deliver the contents. They still have in-depth knowledge of their field, years of experience with training and a commitment to giving the students engaging education of the highest quality.

Let’s go!
At Polestar Publishing we look forward to working on our Digital Academy and to making exciting teaching materials that offer effective education for both students and teachers. Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions for new modules, please get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Wencke Boerrigter
Managing Director