Teaching intermodal transportation in a quantitative way

Kai Wang, Dan Zhuge, Shuaian Wang

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Abstract

The traditional teaching of Intermodal Transportation focuses on the learning of qualitative analysis. However, it ignores the learning of quantitative methods. Essentially, the intermodal transportation introduces many operations problems when transporting cargo. These problems define the specialty of the intermodal transportation, and the students need more quantitative methods to tackle these problems. This paper summarizes the authors' teaching strategies and philosophy on Intermodal Transportation in a quantitative way. Starting from the design of teaching materials, a general picture of the processes in the intermodal transportation is first presented to students. Then, all the relevant operations problems during those processes are introduced in the categories of traditional Operations Research problems, and each category of operations problems are delivered to students systematically with systematic quantitative methods. However, teaching quantitative methods to students causes troubles to their learning experience. Several troubles and corresponding measures are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation Systems in the Connected Era - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2018
EditorsWeihua Gu, Shuaian Wang
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages499-503
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581471
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Event23rd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation Systems in the Connected Era, HKSTS 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 Dec 201810 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameTransportation Systems in the Connected Era - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2018

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation Systems in the Connected Era, HKSTS 2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period8/12/1810/12/18

Keywords

  • Intermodal Transportation
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Teaching Strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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