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Information Technology in Logistics: Teaching experiences, infrastructure and technologies

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3 Author(s)
Andrejs Romanovs ; Department of Modelling and Simulation, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia ; Oksana Soshko ; Yuri Merkuryev

Information Technology has always been a popular choice among high-school graduates when deciding on a field of study. Despite the comparatively high education levels among Latvian employees, there is still a lack of knowledge and practical skills crucial for competitiveness in a market based economy. In order to ensure relevance of the qualifications and adaptability in the fast changing environment, active learning and teaching have a special importance. Recent developments in information technology call for a serious reconsideration of the actual teaching methods and provide opportunities for developing a new educational methodology. This paper focuses on experiences of application of information technologies within the course of Logistics Information Technology for developing students' practical skills and abilities. Experience shows, that social emotional skills and abilities of nowadays students have better response on interactive collaboration, especially on active methods of teaching. Therefore, the necessity for an active teaching and learning e-environment is highlighted, and its possible realisation with application of Web 2.0 technologies is discussed within the course of Logistics Information Technology.

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IEEE EDUCON 2010 Conference

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14-16 April 2010