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:

Milan Gnjatović

Intelligent machines and the future of employment

26 FEBRUARY AT 16.45 | HALL 'INSERT'

The dramatic development of intelligent machines in the coming decades will cause significant economic and social changes. This lecture emphasizes the role of proper education in the process of successful adaptation to these factors. The selected technical and ethical aspects will be illustrated on MARKO, one of the first medical robots in the world which can independently conduct a conversation.

Milan Gnjatović is an assistant professor/lecturer at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad. He earned his doctorate at the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Magdeburg, where he worked at the Institute for processing skills and languages. His field of research is the interaction between man and machine. He has published over fifty scientific papers and participated in several research projects.

Miles Berry

This is for everyone: programming in English schools

27 FEBRUARY AT 9.30 | HALL 'SPACE'

This presentation will give a quick summary of how England went from teaching ICT skills to programming know-how. It will present rationales for introducing programming to the curriculum, how to teach it in schools.

Using Scratch in Maths classes 

27 FEBRUARY AT 15.00 | HALL 'ENTER'

Miles will give a quick introduction to the Scratch interface, turtle graphics, creating a maths quiz programme in Scratch and exploring the Scratch community.

Principal Lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton in London. He spent 18 years in four schools, much time of the time as an ICT coordinatior and most recently as a head teacher. His research interests include the pedagogies of computer science education and informal learning. 

Milica Marković

Technology and formative evaluation 

27 FEBRUARY AT 11.45 | HALL 'ENTER'

This lecture will present different technologies that can be used for formative evaluation of students and the continual tracking of their progress and accomplishments. There will also be a best practice example in the area of Serbian language and literature.

Milica finished her studies at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. Since 2012 she has been working in the Third Belgrade High School. From 2012 to 2014 she worked together with Klett publishing as an author for the resources aimed at first and third year students. In 2015 she was an associate for the third year manual. 

Milica Đurić-Jovičić

Application for working with autistic children

27 FEBRUARY AT 10.15 | HALL 'INSERT'

In cooperation with doctors, therapists and parents of children with autism, a project was lunched to develop an interactive and multimedia app (in Serbian) that stimulate the motoric, cognitive and social aspects of their development. The results of this project are software apps that act like systems for interactive therapy.

Milica graduated, and later got her doctors degree, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, department for signals and systems. She worked there as a project researcher before transferring to the Innovation Centre within the faculty where she currently has the position of acting director.

Miloš Bajčetić

Digital curation - new skills for the new digital age

27 FEBRUARY AT 14.30 | HALL 'INSERT'

The aim of this lecture is to present web 2.0 service 'digital curation' to the audience. It will explain how that service can help with navigation through the nuisances of information and how to use it for learning. 

For 16 years Miloš has been working on research and application of educational technology. He is the author of a number of projects, seminars and workshops in the field of medical education and educational technology.

Mirjana Lazor

How to find electronic education materials for all children?

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.00 | HALL 'INSERT'

This presentation provides teachers with the basic guideline to create online teaching resources that will be accessible for learning to all students, including students with disabilities. It will explain how to shape textual, visual and audio information and prepare them as quality online teaching materials for students with learning disabilities, impaired vision or hearing and what should be particularly taken into account.

Mirjana is a school teacher with experience in using assistive technologies and ICT in inclusive education. She is author and the Head of online accredited courses for training teachers. She is also an author and editor of the school portal for distance learning 'Milanče'. The author of Assistive Technology in the school guidebook and the Manual for work with children with disabilities.

Nataša Anđelković

Understanding the role of ICT in kindergarten

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.15 | HALL 'ALT'

This presentation is a reflection of the long process of application of ICT in the teachers work. What happened along that way? What issues are essential for children, teachers, parents? What are the main recommendations for the understanding of the role and integration of digital technologies in kindergarten? What is next?

Nataša is a preschool teacher and has dedicated 12 years to research into the application of ICT. The author of the book 'Child and the computer in the family and in kindergarten' and expert papers and presentations, ECDL. She is also a co-educator on the program 'Preschool teacher and the magic of multimedia in educational work'.

Nataša Vrapčević

The use of web 2.0 in kindergarten

27 FEBRUARY AT 10.00 | HALL 'ALT'

The presentation contains real life examples of the use of ICT in work with preschoolers in a bilingual group.

Nataša has a Bachelor degree in teaching and has presented her work at various conferences and teacher meetings. She has also finished a British Council CLIL online course and a seminary at the Cambridge University.  She is one of the e-twinning ambassadors for Serbia.

Nađa Durković

Students' books in daisy format and inclusive lecturing in Montenegro 

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.15 | HALL 'INSERT'

This presentation will explain what is a DAISY textbook, who is it made for and when was it first used. It will also explain who participated in its creation, how to find one of them, and how are they being used in Montenegro.

Nađa graduated at the Facuty of Filology in Belgrade. Since 2012 she has been working as an advisor in the Agency for books and teaching materials – Podgorica. She is a member of IAIMTE – International association for the improvement of mother tongue education, and has participated in this association's conference in Exeter in 2006. 

Nebojša Obradović

The importance of school operating software for headmasters

27 FEBRUARY AT 14.45 | HALL 'ALT'

The right leadership in schools includes obtaining all necessary information from all participants in the educational process. Task of the school operating system is to help the teaching staff with their work and to eliminate their resistance to using it. On the other hand it generates the data that guides and improves the decisions of the headmaster.

Nebojša has worked in education for 14 years as a professor of physics in four schools that cover various educational profiles. Over a thousand students have graduated from the School of mathematics, physics and computer technologies Galileo. Since 2000, his main activities include creation, development and implementation of information systems for schools. The solution through which the whole experience is implemented is GALIS.