According to a 2014 report from the International Council for Open and Distance Education, in 2007 there were 150 million students worldwide engaged in distance learning, with a predicted 400 million students by 2030.
These predictions are certainly supported by Jee Ltd, an engineering and training firm, which recognizes that traditional tutor-led classroom methods of training can be costly, often difficult to deliver consistently to large, global teams and not always suited to demanding engineering schedules. As a result Jee has invested in developing cost-effective, flexible and accessible technical subsea modules for online delivery.
Jee has been training the global oil and gas industry for more than 20 years, remaining at the forefront of training methodologies and with a clear understanding of the necessity for a flexible approach to learning for both a new generation of engineers and seasoned professionals.
ODL courses, including Jee’s, offer convenience to delegates as they have the ability to learn around work schedules and other commitments. As long as the internet is available, the courses can be accessed from anywhere in the world, including offshore.
Jee offers a series of technical courses for online delivery including an Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry, Subsea Pipelines, Advanced Design and Subsea Systems. All courses include support and guidance from tutors, all practicing engineers with a wealth of experience, via forums and online chats to give delegates the opportunity to ask questions or seek clarification on topics covered.
As per delegates attending a tutor-led course, those completing an ODL course can gain Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points as well as Professional Development Hours (PDH), both being widely recognized within the industry.
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