Over 120 speakers from Serbia, the region and the UK shared their experience and ideas with the audience at the 'New Technologies in Education 2016' conference. Find out who were the speakers and what were the topics they covered in their presentations.

Have a look at the list of the speakers that spoke at the event last year. You can also watch some of the lectures (available in Serbian only) and download the presentations.

Conference speakers list includes:

Alan Mackenzie

E-safety: engaging with the whole school community 

27 FEBRUARY AT 12.15 | HALL 'ENTER'

The presentation is about taking the fear away from technology and understanding that it is behaviour that creates risk. It is about giving ideas on how educators can teach children in ways that they will understand and be empowered rather than standing in front of children and teaching them rules.  

Alan is an independent, specialist adviser in the United Kingdom working mainly in education specifically around internet safety. He is a strong believer that simply blocking technology does little to mitigate risk to children, but empowering and educating children and young people allows them to recognise, respond to and manage risk whilst enjoying the wonders that technology gives us.

Alejandro Armellini | @alejandroa

Old wine and new bottles: where has innovation gone?

27 FEBRUARY AT 11.30 | HALL 'INSERT'

Inspiring change through excellence in higher education

27 FEBRUARY AT 16.45 | HALL 'SPACE'

The University of Northampton is undergoing dramatic change. A deliberate focus on social impact, coupled with a culture shift towards innovative forms of technology-enhanced learning, are some of the major contributors to their critical success factors. This presentation will explore the university's new strategic plan and highlight key opportunities and challenges.

Alejandro's key responsibility is to drive change for quality enhancement in learning and teaching across the University where he leads the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. It was created to enhance the quality of learning and teaching by promoting, supporting, researching and building capacity in pedagogic change.

Aleksa Popadić

A small geography project - European countries

27 FEBRUARY AT 10.00 | HALL 'ENTER'

This presentation shows how students can use data sources, present information in a visually appealing way and create teaching materials using ICT. By using 'Minddomo' web tool for creating mind maps and the popular social network Facebook for communication and cooperation with other students and the teacher, they are able to create teaching materials that make learning easier and more interesting.

Aleksa is a geography and civic education teacher. He got his bachelor and master’s degree at the Faculty of Geography in Belgrade. He has been working as a teacher for eight years in two primary schools. He always tries to innovate his teaching and he is the author of several scientific articles. He was a participant of the 'Digital class' programme.

Alessandro Brolpito

ETF case study on digital and online learning in VET in Serbia

27 FEBRUARY AT 15.45 | HALL 'SPACE'

The European Training Foundation is an agency of the European Union with a mission to help transition and developing countries, to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems. In close collaboration with Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, it has conducted a case study aimed at analysing and supporting digital and online learning in VET in Serbia.

Alessandro has over 20 years’ experience working in ICT technology and has worked many years as software and database developer, professionally evolving as IT business analyst and project manager. Today, Alessandro combines process analysis to ICT solutions, helping organisations to innovate and work more effectively and efficiently with internal and external partners.

Ante Čurlin

Around the world in 60 minutes

27 FEBRUARY AT 11.45 | HALL 'ALT'

An online trip that shows what is happening around the world right now and gives you the opportunity to visit famous cities, historic landmarks, ocean depths, vulcans, mountains, wildlife cameras, satelites, space stations and much more. This project is realised through various interactive quizez, mathematical and statistical modules and other modules that conect different subjects in primary education. 

Ante worked at several technical institutions such as the Institute for nuclear science Vinča before moving on to work in primary education as a teacher. 

Anđelka Petrović

Vikidahije

27 FEBRUARY AT 14.45 | HALL 'ENTER'

This song is hard for every student since it is long and full of unfamiliar words and concepts. Teachers of Informatics and Serbian language thought that this song might become fun if they involve materials of modern technology into its processing. That is why they helped the students create a wiki page dedicated to this song.

Anđelka has graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. She works as a professor of Serbian language and literature, and civic education in the Mathematical High School in Belgrade. One of her interest is application of modern technologies in teaching.

Biljana Marić | Jasna Ristić

Laboratory practice in inclusive education with help of Android application 

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.30 | HALL 'INSERT'

In secondary schools across Serbia more and more students are being taught using an individualised curriculum. Subjects Chemistry and Laboratory Work technique in the Secondary chemical school have laboratory experiments as a part of their curriculum. This presentation will show how these experiments are being done using the GELP app.

Branijeta Kondžulović | Tatjana Tomić Đorović | Marija Veličković

Learning to learn with new technologies

26 FEBRUARY AT 14.45 | HALL 'ENTER'

The project ‘Learning to learn - think avangard’ is realised by connecting two subjects: Serbian language and design of leather products. The aims of this project were to develop critical thinking, teamwork, computer literacy, active studying, presentation skills and achievement affirmation. 

Branko Lučić

Speaking interaction with a computer game

26 FEBRUARY AT 11.15 | HALL 'INSERT'

The development of computer speaking technologies in Serbian language enabled the formation of speaking content that is very similar in quality to natural speech. By using the TTS and ASR technology for Serbian language, we can improve the interactivity of classroom dedicated software created in school. This presentation will showcase a computer game called Lugram.

Branko is a mathematics teacher in a vocational school in Crvenka. Before that he worked in ICT as a programmer, project manager and system engineer. He is the author of Lugram educational game that uses computer speaking technologies in Serbian language.

Čaba Vereš

EU Code Week in Serbia

27 FEBRUARY AT 12.00 | HALL 'ALT'

EU Code Week was organised in Serbia with many events connected to programming and IT. Over 160 events enabled students, in primary and secondary education, to learn about the world of programming. When we take this number into account Serbia is at the tenth place out of 44 countries that participated and thanks to many teachers and speakers Code Week was a great success.

Čaba works as a teacher at the Polytechnic school in Subotica and is a Code Week ambassador in Serbia. His goal is to promote the use of ICT and the skills that are needed today and to educate and share his knowledge and experience in IT and programming.