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:

Danijela Ljubojević

Creating eLearning resources through learning objects

27 FEBRUARY AT 15.00 | HALL 'INSERT'

Learning objects are a new way of creating teaching materials in systems for learning management. In order to help students through eLearning teachers need to prepare well-conceived pedagogic resources that are also technically feasible. The aim of the presentation is to explain the process of creating learning objects and show how they are being used in English language classes at the Faculty of informational technologies.

Danijela is a professor of English at the Faculty of Informational technologies in Belgrade. Her main area of interest is platforms for distance learning. She published several works about integrating ICT in the classroom. She also works on research and design of electronic teaching materials.

Danilo Borovnica

The significance of change of pace during classes

26 FEBRUARY AT 11.15 | HALL 'ENTER'

The use of ICT in the classroom should not be static. if used in that way it is no different than traditional teaching methods. It should be used for the change of pace during classes, in order to make the topic more interesting, and learning more like playing. Danilo did just that by using several ICT tools.

Danilo teaches mathematics in primary school using modern methods and ICT. He has experience in the IT sector which helped him easily see the advantages and disadvantages of different solutions, difficulties in their implementation as well as the benefits for students. He participated in several international projects / conferences and won the second prize 'Digital class'. Danilo is the author of several manuals and active member of associations involved in education.

Darko Petrović

The use of computers for preschool children

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.30 | HALL 'ALT'

What does using a computer means for preschool children? This presentation shows how these children can be thought to use computers and digital devices and experiences of a private computer school when working with them. It will cover the topics of motivation and basic terms, hardware, software, working conditions, the use of computers, scanners, printers, digital cameras and printed materials. 

Darko graduated at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Čačak and started working as a programmer. For the last 14 years he has been working as an informatics teacher. He is currently active in the field of science promotion and is an entrepreneur working on software design and computer literacy trainings. 

Dejan Ljubojević

Online teaching but not as you know it!

26 FEBRUARY AT 15.15 | HALL 'INSERT'

This session focuses on the application of Learning Design (LD) approach to redesigning of a face-to-face course for online delivery. A significant import of the LD approach is in engendering systematic exploration of the design space and better reveals opportunities and risks within. LD approach shows promise in tackling common problems associated with online-course design and delivery.

Dejan is a lecturer at the Kingston University in London. Dejan's research in Technology Enhanced Learning has contributed to prominent UK research programmes. His present focus is in applying research to practice, exemplified in a software tool, that Dejan developed, for systematic development and refinement of curriculum design methods, processes and products.     

Dejan Movrin

Additive technologies in higher education

27 FEBRUARY AT 14.45 | HALL 'INSERT'

Additive technologies, also known as rapid prototyping technologies, enable quick materialisation (physical creation of 3D computer models). This lecture will present possible uses of new additive technologies devices in higher education both as a part of lectures and during projects and graduation pieces done by students at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad.

Dejan works as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad. He is actively working in the area of additive technologies since 2009 and has been working successfully with 3D-CADDIT company from Belgrade. 

Diana Laurillard | @thinksitthrough

Blended Learning for the VET sector 

26 FEBRUARY AT 09.45 | HALL 'SPACE' 

Teachers innovating for 21st century learning

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.00 | HALL 'ENTER'

Diana is a professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the Institute of Education. She is currently working on developing a 'learning design support environment' for teachers as well as software interventions for learners with low numeracy and dyscalculia. She is also teaching on the cross-Institute MSc in Learning Technologies, with colleagues at Birkbeck and works as Assistant Director for Open Mode learning at the Institute. Board member for the e-Learning Foundation, Supervisory Council for Fern Universität in Germany, and the UNESCO Institute for IT in Education in Moscow.

Dragan Domazet

Challenges and opportunities of online learning

26 FEBRUARY AT 16.30 | HALL 'INSERT'

This lecture will give an overview of the challenges that accompany the use of online studies in Serbia, based on ten years of application at the Metropolitan University in Belgrade. In particular it will highlight the personalization of e-learning as a unique aspect of e-learning that goes beyond the possibilities of traditional teaching.

Dragan is a full-time professor since 1991. He finished his specialization at the University of Illinois, and was a researcher at Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology and a lecturer at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was the Minister of Science, Technology and Development in the Government of Serbia from 2001 to 2004. Since 2005 he has been the founder and dean of the Faculty of Information Technology, and since 2010 founder and rector of the Metropolitan University.

Dragan Gašević

Analitycs of teaching 

27 FEBRUARY AT 16.15 | HALL 'SPACE'

Dragan will present the area of teaching analytics and give a short review of experiences gained in different practice cases. He will also discuss key challenges that need to be resolved so that the teaching analytics can have a lasting effect on educational research and practice. 

Dragan is a professor at the University of Edinburgh where he leads university and research activities in the area of teaching analytics. He is also the president and one of the founders of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR). 

Dragan Kreculj

Modelling of electrical / electronic circuits on a computer

26 FEBRUARY AT 11.30 | HALL 'ENTER'

This presentation will show the characteristics of 123D Circuits app for modelling electrical circuits in class. Available online, this app has a simple interface with components and devices. It integrates the microcontroller platform Arduino and allows management through code writing. 

Professor of technical sciences, Dragan works at a primary school in Belgrade. He is an external advisor at the Institute for Advancing Education and Upbringing and will soon become an associate at the Faculty of mechanical engineering in Belgrade. He wrote many articles published at different scientific magazines.

Dragana Aleksić | Aleksandra Bojović | Željka Bojić

Android app as a project in the field of culture

27 FEBRUARY AT 11.30 | HALL 'ENTER'

'Learn about Šabac' Android app is a project in the field of culture that was created by two students of Faculty of Organisational Sciences, a Literature professor and a teacher. It was created through the connection of primary, secondary and higher education institutions with the town administration, and it is now successfully used in the education system.