Nautical Web-Based Asynchronous Training EnvironmentsStudent Motivators

  1. Alexis Dionis Melián
  2. M.V. Pérez
  3. Federico Padrón Martín
  4. J.A. García
Journal of maritime research: JMR

ISSN: 1697-4840

Year of publication: 2013

Volume: 10

Issue: 2

Pages: 77-80

Type: Article

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SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2013
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.172
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Ocean Engineering Quartile: - Rank in area: 69/163
  • Area: History Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 324/1136
  • Area: Cultural Studies Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 270/873


  • Social Sciences: C
  • Human Sciences: C

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2013
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.6
  • Area: History Percentile: 78
  • Area: Cultural Studies Percentile: 75


This study examined the relationships between various characteristics college student, and the ones from Nautical in particular, against the advantages and disadvantages perceived by the students, to access an online course. We have been trying to find indicators that allow us to help those nautical students who are not able to face courses and their only alternative is to make distance learning in the form of online courses. In this paper we propose asynchronous format courses, successfully tested at the University of Texas at Arlington. This University has worked with the University of La Laguna to try this kind of on-line course in the teaching of postgraduate scope of the simulation. Students have accessed to course materials of theoretical presentations in classes, practical exercises of the engine room and cargo handling simulator which are installed at the ETS Nautica, Máquinas and Radioelectrónica Naval of the University of La Laguna. Those are stored on the server school, with the advantage that students can access them anytime and anywhere. The data presented in this study provides supporting evidence of support online courses applied to both Graduate and Master studies and research, but especially for those professionals who have to perform, in Spain, the professional training and update business cards, and who obviously for the reasons of working in the world of the merchant marine, away from the inflexible schedules classes, would be the ideal profile of the students who could perform this type of course. And, points to attitude as a possible predictor of student success in this environment.