Project acronym and title: “DIGILOG“ Digitally supported and virtual study practices for modern logistic systems
Agreement number: 2018-KA203-06
Start date: 01.09.2018
End date: 31.08.2021
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Project partners: VTI – Swedish National Road and Transport Research Insitute, HAMK – Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finland), TSI – Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Latvia) and TTK – University of Applied Sciences (Estonia, project coordinator)
The goal of the DIGILOG project was to develop a study module for use in professional higher education that focuses on transportation management and logistics. The idea is to develop a module which will provide future experts with the knowledge and skills required by a working environment which is becoming more multinational in character and is seeing the ever-increasing use of digital decision support systems and simulation tools. As transport networks in the EU, including the Baltic Sea region, are continually being harmonized and integrated, the content of the module will reflect best practices and developments both regionally and more widely.
Priorities of the planned study module were the following:
- Digitalization: The rapid development of digitally supported working practices has had a significant impact on performance in all sectors of the transport system in recent years, and this trend will continue in the future. The education of future graduates in transport and logistics must prepare them for work in a new digitally supported multinational working environment.
- International approach: Connecting Europe is the main objective of the development of core transnational transport networks. Study programmes must meet this challenge – to educate and train experts prepared to work in multinational enterprises and teams.
- Networking and cross-institutional study: To meet the above-mentioned challenges and provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to work on an international level, professional higher education and training providers are striving to develop innovative e-learning methods and learning environments. A virtual study environment will prepare graduates for work in other countries on multinational teams. Participation in courses at partner institutions will broaden the skills of these future experts. Module development will be based on the Carpe Diem design methodology, which can be implemented virtually. Some study module subjects require face-to-face meetings in the classroom or lab. In this case, a student can apply for support through available student mobility programmes.
The overall outcome of the DIGILOG project is structured into two intellectual outputs:
O1 – Virtual and open cross-institutional study module focusing on the digital environment of T&L systems / 11.11.2018 – 30.6.2021. The module will be worth a total of 15 credits. A student may take all the courses making up the module or just a selection.
O1 includes the following activities:
|Activity 1: Definition & description of competencies
|Activity 2: Development quality criteria, assessment, and feedback principles
|Activity 3: Development of methodological approach
|Activity 4: Development of concept for simulator and its piloting
|Activity 5: Adaptation of e-learning study materials, reports
O2 – Simulation tool based on game strategy (TRELOGIC), includes the following activities:
|Activity 1: Development of concept / 1.11.2018 – 31.1.2019
|Activity 2: Development of content and set of information materials for Trelogic system
|Activity 3: Development of pilot software for the TRELOGIC system
|Activity 4: Development of TRELOGIC Manuals in the local languages of partners. 1.7.2020 – 31.12.2020
|Piloting of TRELOGIC application with students
The subjects to be included in the study module of the Digilog project were selected by project partners:
TTK has developed study materials for the following subjects:
- Supply chain management simulation (3 credits)
- Effective warehouse design and process simulation (3 credits) (Informative figure are below)
HAMK has developed study materials for the following subject:
- Passenger traffic railway markets are opening to competition, case of Finland (3 credits)
TSI has developed study materials for the following subjects:
- Professional Competence of Transport Managers (3 credits)
- Game based multi-criteria decision making for T&L competence development (3 credits). Illustrative figures are below.