Refining the Learning Process in Newfoundland: E-Learning Innovation at North Atlantic (2001)

E-learning is helping the North Atlantic oil refinery on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula keep up with rapidly changing technology and regulations.

The refinery processes 105,000 barrels of oil a day and is closer than any other refinery in North America to international sources of crude oil in the North Sea, West Africa, and the Arabian Gulf.

In 1998, North Atlantic was facing challenges in safety, performance, and employee capacity. Employees needed to maintain and upgrade their certification to handle the new processes and safety regulations that were constantly emerging.

E-learning was seen as a key factor in meeting those challenges. The company implemented a program that saw 40 percent of its training delivered via e-learning, with the remainder delivered through field learning. The material was used first in process and maintenance training, then in safety training, and then in fire protection.

Tapping into local knowledge and expertise, North Atlantic also partnered with local e-learning providers and the College of the North Atlantic to develop additional content and delivery. Some custom content was developed with an external supplier.

This e-learning model can also be used for testing employees’ knowledge with tests generated randomly through a question bank.

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Debbie Murray. Refining the Learning Process in Newfoundland: E-Learning Innovation at North Atlantic 2001. Web. 17 Feb. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/refining_the_learning/refining_the_learning.pdf>
Debbie Murray (2001). Refining the Learning Process in Newfoundland: E-Learning Innovation at North Atlantic. Retrieved February 17, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/refining_the_learning/refining_the_learning.pdf
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