The duration of the project

From 21. 07. 2011. till 11. 07. 2013.

Finance

ICT and e-Learning and Intermodal Transport

By 2020 the industry of the intermodal transport and related service providers will gain access to multiple, professional and motivated work force. People involved in the activities of development of intermodal transport aim to become managers and organizers that will form efficient and useful logistic chains based on existing information and documentation. It is necessary to have a ‘creative intelligence’ and abilities to make strategic contracts with partners within logistic chain, anticipate demand, make balanced decisions about investments into intermodal infrastructure and finally have knowledge of combining limited resources in order to make profit.

Students can be internationally connected by virtual electronic platforms for learning and by common work environments. They are able to use intermodal simulation games and tools in order to make decisions about forming new logistic solutions. The development of intermodal transport will generate a need for qualified work force with high demands. Changes in transport system will create the need for new innovative strategies and concepts. The management and managers themselves will have to form intermodal logistic networks and route a large number of containers coming to and from Europe. The importance of ICT and e-learning within the field of intermodal transport is shown in statistic data from Eurostat (European Commission, 2010.), the intensity of traffic system development and the need for integration of new methods, methodologies and tools into the process of education and learning. This research has a potential to accomplish a great contribution to the development of ICT solutions and systems of e-learning in the traffic system, which is an essential part of the economic system.