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Seagull and Videotel invest $30m in new technology

Following the acquisition by Oakley Capital of Seagull and Videotel, the group has announced a commitment to invest more than $30 million over the next 5 years in new courseware and technology.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The group says it has seen increasing demand for quick access to courses and in bite-size chucks, allowing learners to come back to their courses wherever and whenever. There is also fresh demand for different learning paths and for courses to be delivered in a modern consumer-led experience.

The $30 million investment will be used to meet these demands through new and reimagined courseware, delivered on a consumer-led platform experience to any device. Latest technologies like micro learning and gamification, virtual and augmented reality, will be used.

To celebrate the new collaboration between the companies, the management teams have agreed to release selected content to each other’s platforms on Seafarer Mental Health and Resilience. These packages are designed to help seafarers to thrive at sea and ready themselves for the challenges they may face in their work and private lives.

The companies are currently in the process of selecting a number of topic areas in which they will collaborate.

“By working together rather than making our individual versions of the same topics, we believe we can add more of the things our learners enjoy such as high-end video, animation and greater interactivity”, stated Roger Ringstad, managing director Seagull Maritime.

“Our customers want access to the most effective learning they can find. Something that makes a difference to their safety and operational efficiency of their organisation. In pooling our efforts and making our budgets go further, we can offer a richer experience at an affordable price point,” commented Raal Harris, managing director Videotel.{/mprestriction}

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