The way the knowledge is imparted everyday has something novel, capable enough to revolutionize the training and knowledge sharing paradigm. The Internet has reformed the educational system through e-Learning services that these days even courses are attended and certified without face to face interactions. This have helped various industries to curtail down their training costs while giving the employees the freedom and flexibility of learning.
Aviation industry has been stratified into different sectors like Engineering, Maintenance and Repairing, Customer service, Cargo and logistics, flight operations and much more. The technology advancement in aviation sector is rapid and engrossing all sectors, to equip the employees with new technology and abreast with enhanced operation method is challenging. The solution is Learning Management System (LMS), which precisely is a customized e-learning package, customized for each strata ranging from pilots, engineers to customer services and cabin crew. Through LMS, the classroom training sessions can be attended at their own convenience at any preferred place of choice.
E-learning has been successfully implemented in the aviation industry in the following areas :
Performance Evaluation: Situation based training using simulation methodology helps in evaluating the performance and the thinking ability on a real-time basis.
Flight Safety: One of the major concerns is addressed by the industrial experts across the globe, helping the learners to gain exposure to hazardous and difficult situations and the methods and techniques of handling such critical incidents. The experience gets imparted interactively and is imbibed thoroughly.
Flight Simulation: The e-learning gets integrated and followed with real-time experiences helping the pilots to seek critical information about cockpit operations, the different ways of its functioning, the standard interface features, all with the the simulator.
Efficient & Practical Training: Practical sessions are arranged based on the online expert guidance and the efficiency can be tested, and worked on. Thus the aircraft operations will be intact, ensuring safety to the core.
The workforce in the aviation industry is demanded of not only quick learning but equally important quick response as well. The convenience to attend the sessions at their preference induces a serious learning vibe in the workforce, bettering them day by day. The highly qualified and eminent instructors guide them with their cognitive knowledge, imbibing more of a practical experience. There might be several adverse situations and a quick decision making will be the need of the hour, which thereafter turns out to be a manual that could be referred to develop a safety mechanism, not only for the passengers, but to an extend ,self-defense as well. The e-learning enhances the performances of the workforce in multiple ways and thus is highly recommended in this sophisticated world of aviation.
Beyond the e-learning, m-learning (Mobile-Learning) is also made significant impact in aviation training , with APIs, automation processes, augmented learning scenario, aviation MooCs, Cloud LMS etc. Even the social media and online groups constituting the industrial experts is also a strong medium to learn and derive exposure from real-time experiences.