Project Number 526967-LLP-2012-DE-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text The project aims to prepare and keep professional drivers qualification up-to-date for their changing job requirements with multimedia-based training. The project is developing recommendations for the use of web-based trainings based on the directive 2003/59/EC for professional driver.
Multimedia-based training is an integral part of today’s education and training that is widely used in different kinds of educational setting. Simulator and computer based training is also a state-of-the-art element of (professional) driver training all over the world in order to improved road safety by preparing drivers for different kind of traffic situations. But also topics such as eco-driving or load security are regularly addressed with such multimedia-based training elements.
This project therefore intends to explore opportunities, limitations and requirements to enhance professional driver training in the framework of but also beyond directive 2003/59/EC with the means of driving simulators and computer based training. This includes the identification of thematic elements that can benefit from the integration of such multimedia-based tools, the development of instructionally designed sample training elements, the exploration of competence requirements on trainers in such settings incl. the development of a web based training course for such trainers and the establishment of a network that brings different groups of key players in this field together.
It is the overall aim of this project to explore opportunities, limitations and requirements to enhance professional driver training in the framework of and beyond directive 2003/59/EC1 with the means of driving simulators and computer based training. In order to reach this aim the project intends to …
explore and systemise existing research results on driving simulator and CBT use in (professional) driver training,
explore the application of simulators and CBT in professional driver training related to directive 2003/59/EC but also beyond this framework in the countries represented in the consortium and identify examples that can be considered as good practice in this field,
identify elements of the professional driver training that can benefit from the use of driving simulators in order to facilitate the participants learning and the transfer of learning results into praxis,
develop, test and evaluate computer and simulator based training elements for professional driver training,
explore and define competence requirements on trainers facilitating computer and simulator based training,
develop recommendations for the use of computer and simulator based training in the implementation of training related to directive 2003/59/EC and
establish a sound basis for and stimulate a continuous dialogue among developers of computer and simulator based training, trainers/facilitators working with such technology and other stakeholders involved on the use of computer and simulator based training in profession driver training.
Open and distance learning
Sectors Transportation and Storage
program or curricula
transparency and certification
Recommendations on the integration of computer and simulator based training in training activities related to directive 2003/59/EC and its specific objectives
Instructionally designed/revised and evaluated training elements that strongly benefit (in terms of learning and learning transfer) from the integration of computer and simulator based instruction for the specific use within the directives framework
An overview of research findings on computer and simulator based training within professional driver training
An overview of and examples of good practice for national praxis regarding integration of computer and simulator based training in professional driver training
A report on competence requirements on trainers/facilitators working with computer and simulator based training in the context of professional driver training
A network of key players related to computer and simulator based training in professional driver training with related facilities – a network conference and an