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:

Lidija Trifunović | Željko Trifunović

The technology for supporting students with dyscalculia

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.45 | HALL 'INSERT'

This presentation will identify different problems that students with dyscalculia face give a short review and show the importance of the use of technology in their learning process and life in general. It will also discuss different ways of integrating individualised programmes and software into everyday learning activities in order to adapt the e-learning experience to the needs of these pupils.

Ljiljana Krkić | Duša Vuković

Jobs of the Future I Oracle Academy 

26 FEBRUARY AT 11.30 | HALL 'SPACE' 

Computing isn’t just for technology companies anymore−all students everywhere need access to good computer science education to be college and career ready in today’s global economy. Oracle Academy’s free program offers expertly developed learning resources and world-class industry technologies for individual students and educators, and comprehensive computer science academic curriculum and learning resources for schools, colleges and universities.

During the last nine years Ljiljana has been the Oracle University Country Leader for Serbia, Montenegro and Bulgaria, as well as the Oracle Academy Program Manager for Serbia and Montenegro. Duša has published several programming books with new approach in introducing programming to children and also works as an instructor for the Oracle Academy. 

Maja Šimrak-Grbić

E-LEARNING IN A MILITARY CONTEXT

26 FEBRUARY AT 15.00 | HALL 'ALT'

The lecture will present resources and approaches used to cater to the needs of military personnel attending intensive English language courses at the Military Academy. In the context of lifelong learning, a wider application can be perceived for conditioning and improving English language knowledge.

Maja delivered her teacher trainings in Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Ukraine, Poland and Bulgaria for the peacekeeping project in English and participated in numerous international projects in her areas of expertise: autonomous learning, computer aided language learning (CALL) and using internet for teaching. She is also a distance learning co-ordinator in charge of on-line, in-house designed (Moodle) courses.

Marcus Orlovsky | @MarcusOrlovsky

Education and the international perspective

26 FEBRUARY AT 10.30 | HALL 'SPACE' 

Much of the work Marcus does takes him to meet people with completely different careers and nationalities. This becomes relevant when we consider what changes in education might be needed if the average person lives to the age of 125.  Education to the age of 20, followed by a life of working for 40 to 60 years would no longer be an option, and continual training and re-training would need to be customary.

Marcus is a founding member and director of Bryanston Square company.  He is passionate about creating better opportunities for young people and is experienced in the way teaching and learning can and does take place. He now works across the world with students of all types. Bryanston Square was recently awarded the accolade of “BSF Adviser of the Year” in respect to their work on the Building Schools for the Future project in the UK.

Marija Lukač

Behind the Leader

27 FEBRUARY AT 14.30 | HALL 'ALT'

This lecture will try to explain a difficult foreign word 'leader' and people who wish to become one of them. We will explore their ideals and actions, connect them all, and see how successful that person is and what they achieve. We will discuss if we need more leaders, and if so, how to create them. We will try and learn where are leaders made, through what processes and how do we fix them if they get 'broken'.

Marija teaches at a High School and a Economics School in Kovin. For her every year is different in teaching – partly because students come and go, and also because she likes to take part in various professional development projects.

Marina Dorocki | Vladan Mladenović

Clickers in the classroom

27 FEBRUARY AT 14.15 | HALL 'ENTER'

This presentation will show the results of a theoretical and practical implementation of peer instruction with the use of newest technological solutions. This evolved from the work of Eric Mazur, the author of a new approach to teaching natural sciences.

Pocket laboratory

26 FEBRUARY AT 11.00 | HALL 'ENTER'

Mobile phones became a part of students, but also computer with real-time sensors for light and sound, movement, speed, acceleration, temperature or atmospheric pressure. These devices are now real moving laboratories and classes can, with a little teacher engagement, showcase real experiments. 

Marina is a physics professor and the author of one of the most visited websites for physics teaching in the region. Vladan is a physics teacher and a member of national group for ICT, digital and online learning.

Mario Roccaro

Digital and Online Learning ET2020 toolbox: outputs and policy messages

27 FEBRUARY AT 11.30 | HALL 'SPACE'

This presentation focuses on the activities implemented within the European working group on Digital and Online Learning. By using the Open Method of Collaboration, within the Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training, the European Commission has brought together European countries and other stakeholders to learn from each other by sharing experience, evidences, analysis and policy options to shape the future of Digital and Online Learning.

Mario joined the European Commission DG EAC in March 2012 as policy officer. He is in charge of designing and implementing the HORIZON2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and also coordinates the activities of the Digital and Online Learning Working Group.

Mark Burrows | @2SimpleMark

Children in the 21st century - coding with 2Code

26 FEBRUARY AT 12.45 | HALL 'ENTER'

Mark Burrows is the Head of Education at 2Simple Software and a former Head Teacher with over 15 years of classroom experience. Qualifying as a teacher in 1998, Mark spent 10 years as class teacher and ICT Coordinator in England. He’s taught across the full spectrum; from inner city schools in deprived areas to affluent rural schools, and everything in between. He also spent 5 years as a Head Teacher at two schools. Mark has been with 2Simple for almost 3 years and has been instrumental in helping develop the resources within Purple Mash so that it continues to raise standards through creativity. 

Mark Martin | @urban_teacher

Creating a School Culture where ICT thrives in the institution

Mark Martin is an outstanding educator with a proven track record of innovative and inspirational teaching. He is committed to providing greater opportunities for young people and providing access to lifelong learning. Mark is a Global Educator  and is highly skilled in delivering bespoke training. Mark has also acted as consultant to a number of projects with Microsoft, Google, Intel, JP Morgan, Barclay's Bank, Tech City UK, Appshed, Academy Chains. Mark has presented a number of short sessions at The Bett Show 2013 and 2015 on using mobile technology in teaching and learning.

Mihajlo Arsenijević | Nenad Ralić

Shortcuts to inclusion: video games for learning while on the move

26 FEBRUARY AT 11.45 | HALL 'INSERT'

This presentation will show how Xbox Kinect can be used in everyday and inclusive education. The focus will be on the personal and global experiences of using software meant for this console. The users lose their preconceptions, remain concentrated for a longer time and interested in the things the teacher is presenting during class. It also increases the cognitive and motor skills of its users.

Nenad is a defectologist working at a primary school. He worked with several NGOs including Amnesty International. Mihajlo is a philosophy and civil education professor at a school for pupils with damaged hearing. They share an interest for the use of ICT in the educational process and a desire for improving teaching outcomes.