For two years now, the Coronavirus pandemic has been raging all over the world, and we all suffer from the lack of travelling and inability to participate in international tournaments. However, we all adapt to new conditions for the prosperity of the sport that we love.
So, Sergey Myasishchev, head of the HMBIA Marshal Committee, decided that the pandemic was not a reason to stop the work on the development of the Committee itself and work with those who wish to join the ranks of the HMB marshals.
“In the context of the spread of the Coronavirus infection, part of the marshal’s work on training new officials was forced to be transferred to the Internet. Over the past two years, we have seen distance seminars organized and conducted for China and the USA about HMB Soft and a series of workshops for Australia and New Zealand. The seminars were held on the ZOOM platform in English, but a different platform was chosen for China, more widespread in their region, and the seminar was conducted in Chinese with the help of an interpreter”, said Sergey Myasishchev.
This way of working is good enough in modern realities, but far from ideal. It allows you to conduct explanatory work like workshops, but, according to Sergei Myasishchev, it is absolutely not suitable for passing exams.
“In the absence of an opportunity to conduct face-to-face seminars, this method somehow allows us not to slow down the pace of new marshals training. But remote certification is practically impossible. Personal communication with candidates is required. Moreover, the main part of the exam is practice at the tournament. This cannot be done via the Internet. In general, any distance learning form is only a compulsory measure. I don’t see any advantages here ”.
The head of the Marshal’s Committee noted that as soon as there is an opportunity to return to the usual way of life and the pandemic recedes, it is planned to return to the traditional forms of holding seminars. This means that we will again be able to follow a huge number of international tournaments and congratulate new recruits in the ranks of marshals who have passed all the tests and took their place among our unsurpassed guardians of the rules.