John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime Uni. Case Study
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime Uni. Case StudyCLIENT OVERVIEW “JBLFMU-DEOL Office, with full support from theThe John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime Unit administration, conducted a feasibility studyUniversity comprises three major academic on different open-source LMS solutions. Theunits: JBLFMU-Arevalo, JBLFMU-Molo and JBLCF- implementation of several LMS’ including eFrontBacolod - and approximately 11,000 students revealed that, in terms of cost savings and easyattend the university. control, eFront was the best tool to use inBeing the only maritime university in the engaging online distance learning.Philippines and the first maritime university in For JBLFMU the eFront solution presented a wideAsia, the JBLFMU is committed to the array of functionalities without compromising ondevelopment of a culture of excellence in ease of use. The technical requirements of themaritime education and training, and solution were straightforward, which meant thatacknowledges the practical and operational the solution could be rapidly implemented. Withbenefits of Online Distance Learning (ODL). the DE-OLS, the student has the freedom to tailor his learning according to his schedule. “THE SITUATION“The JBLFMU-Distance Education-Open Learning WHY EFRONT?Office (DE-OL) aims to extend graduate maritime “eFront, being open by nature, has the means tostudies throughout the country and the whole customize relevant requirements that best suitworld; to provide opportunities for the University’s needs. The main attractions thatinstructors/trainers in maritime educational made eFront the best solution were: contentinstitutions, personnel of maritime and shipping management, assessments, projects, scheduling,industries on-board ship and/or ashore to glossary, file library, lesson rules, SCORM 1.2,acquire a master’s degree in Maritime linked lessons, lesson capacity and courseEducation, Maritime Management and/or Ship instances and more. It also has communicationManagement. The system of programs uses both tools that provide both instructors and studentson-campus and off-campus methods of with a means to collaborate in and out of thedelivering education to a wide range of students classroom.”around the globe.”
“Another functionality that made eFront the best “Among LMS solutions, eFront takes the lead in solution was its ability to provide user reports, terms of integration with the corporate and lesson reports, course reports, system reports educational environment. The overall and test reports. And for administration, the implementation of the JBLFMU – ODL was capability of importing/exporting courses and successful and delivered on time and with lessons with multilingual support and its beneficial results. The primary benefit is that all advanced security.” online courses provided by the school can now be delivered and accessed by all concerned. BENEFITS & CONCLUSION Instructors are now more adept at developing “The University aims to conduct its education digital course content and have learned how to services and school management via the digital set, mark and record student progress online.” realm, delivering rich media resources, providing collaboration tools for project work, and QUOTES encouraging online communication between “eFront is professionally supported and designed students and instructors. These are made to last. It is always reliable because someone is possible through the aid of the eFront LMS.” regularly available on hand if something does go wrong.”About usEpignosis provides top-of-class, affordable elearning solutions. Our main product, eFront, is a modern-age LMS bundledwith rich social & enterprise functionality. A cost-effective way to simplify training, evaluation and tracking procedureswithin the organization, eFront has been awarded for excellence in Learning Management Technology for Small-andMedium-Sized Businesses (Brandon Hall) and Elearning Magazine. Today, eFront is trusted by hundreds of organizationsaround the Globe to support their training activities.