Abstract—The main education goal of future engineers learning in the modern society with knowledge-based economy is to provide them adequate skills and technical knowledge useful in their future, daily, professional activity. Their intellectual development must be comprehensive and it should last from the beginning of secondary school till the end of higher education. Besides strictly technical development which is supported by professional trainings during the secondary school and studies, as well as by the improvement of foreign languages skills (which allows to communicate in the international environment and to find their way in the global structure of employment), students need to enhance their "soft" competencies by the use of appropriate and personalized series of trainings. For many years in the European Union countries a following trend can be observed: to support this didactic process by E-learning techniques. In this context, this work is a kind of case study focused on author’s experiences, collected during the work in technical (secondary and higher) education of polish educational system and during the implementation of two educational programs funded by the EU. The article outlines prospects for the possible evolution of proposed educational projects and training methods to enhance their effectiveness.
Index Terms—Computer based training, e-learning, EU didactic programs, technical education.
W. Giernacki is with the Institute of Control and Information Engineering, Poznań University of Technology, 3a Piotrowo St., 60-965 Poznań, Poland (e-mail: Wojciech.Giernacki@put.poznan.pl).
Cite: Wojciech Giernacki, "E-Learning and Comprehensive Education of Engineers in the EU," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 587-590, 2012.