Todays simulators have improved greatly over the last decade. Simulators presently offer a platform for mariners to preform tasks in a virtual world, which otherwise would be expensive, time consuming and a risk had it been done in real time.
It is imperative that each of the training methods used is assessed by engaging the course participants in a feedback process , this ensures that the training is effective and that trainees get the required knowledge and skills as planned.
Simulator Training can be imparted in different ways, but it is essential to match the training methods to the situation.
This process should focus on four levels of training outcomes
Reaction, learning, behavior and results.
As Ben Franklin quoted Tell me & I forget. Teach me & I remember. Involve me & I learn.