E-learning in Traditional Shipbuilding

The art of traditional shipbuilding is an ancient craft that has been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. In modern times, this knowledge has been preserved through e-learning courses, making it accessible to anyone interested in learning the principles and techniques of traditional shipbuilding.

E-learning courses on traditional shipbuilding offer a unique opportunity to learn an art that has been an important part of human history for centuries. These courses typically cover a wide range of topics, including the history of shipbuilding, different types of ships that have been built throughout history, the materials and tools used in shipbuilding, and the techniques used to build ships.

One of the main advantages of e-learning courses is the flexibility they offer. With e-learning, students can study at their own pace and in their own time, allowing them to fit their studies around other commitments, such as work or family.

The lesson ‘Making a traditional wooden boat’ is interactive, allowing students to engage with the lesson material in a more engaging way. This includes virtual simulations of shipbuilding techniques etc. It also offers students the opportunity to learn about the cultural and historical significance of shipbuilding. For example, students will learn about the role that ships have played in trade and exploration throughout history or how different cultures have developed their own unique shipbuilding techniques and styles.

As part of the SaveWoodenBoats project, a series of educational modules on the principles and techniques of traditional shipbuilding have been created. The e-learning platform hosting the educational material was created by ReadLab, using the open source software Learndash. The educational material was created by the project partners ΙΑΜΥ, ΔΕΞΥΣ, ΔΝΠΚ and Politistica.


Construction of a traditional wooden boat