Switching to online learning can deliver a large number of benefits, from ability to apply new knowledge to long-term retention.
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2015
BOATERexam.com, one of the leading online boating safety courses approved for use in New York, is challenging critics to take its state boating certification course before suggesting online courses can’t measure up to the classroom equivalent.
“We know there are people out there, including some boating instructors, who have been critical of online boating education coming to New York,” said Kerry Moher, Vice President of Fresh Air Educators, makers of BOATERexam.com. “Our message is simple: take our course. We think you’ll be surprised.”
New York is one of the last states to approve online boating education. After years of delays, in May 2015 the state began to allow boaters to take a state-approved online course such as BOATERexam.com as a way to get their New York Boating Safety Certificate. The certificate is required for all boaters born on or after May 1, 1996, as well as any person, regardless of age, operating a motorboat or personal watercraft.
In use by some jurisdictions for well over a decade, online boating education has become increasingly prevalent as online education has been proven to deliver excellent learning outcomes as a growing number of states have introduced mandatory education laws.
Chapin Brinegar, a Colorado-based Instructional Design Consultant who has worked with BOATERexam.com, points out that eLearning is too often associated only with convenience.
“Switching to online learning can deliver a large number of benefits, from ability to apply new knowledge to long-term retention,” said Brinegar. “One study, which looked at results over a 9-year period, found that learners achieved better test results with computer-based instruction than conventional ways of teaching.”
Moher agrees that the focus on convenience misses the point.
“Our course isn’t just convenient. It’s awesome. From videos and animations on every page to friendly narration and fun quizzes, we pride ourselves on providing an amazing learning experience for all types of learners,” said Moher. “The feedback we have been collecting from students proves we’re succeeding.”
To ensure its course is meeting expectations, BOATERexam.com has been using Trustpilot, a third-party service, to collect feedback from boaters who have completed the course. After over 1500 reviews, BOATERexam.com has received an average 9.1/10 rating.
Recent comments from boaters in New York suggest the course has been a welcome addition to the state’s learning landscape.
“This has been an awesome experience. I am a horrible test taker and this step by step program helped me pass on my first try.... That says a lot! Thank you for the great experience. Course Rating: AAAAAAA+++++++++++”
Brandon P., New York
“Boaterexam.com was an easy to understand and thorough explanation of boaters rules, regulations and safety. Wonderful.”
Jane N., New York
“My work schedule didn't allow me to go to the course offered at the marina. But this online course allowed me to go at my own pace, completing the various chapters whenever I had the chance. The lesson videos are narrated, and written text is also provided for excellent reinforcement of the lesson plan. Thank you for providing this service.”
Michael M., New York
The combination of ease of use, convenience and comprehensive, engaging learning experience is one that Moher says has been winning over boaters wherever online education is approved.
“So many people start out being skeptical of online education and are blown away when they take the course.” Concludes Moher, “It’s a great option for anyone looking for both effective and convenient certification.”