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:

Neil McLean | Danijela Šćepanović

REFLECTIONS ON TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.00 | HALL 'SPACE'

Neil has extensive experience in area of technology supported learning. He was executive Director at Becta, the British Educational and Communications Technology Agency and has developed and led the implementation of the UK education ministry’s e-strategy, created support services for schools and head teachers, engaged the industry in supporting schools and has established the research programme for Becta.

Nevena Ivković

Experiences of the school team for assistive technology

26 FEBRUARY AT 12.00 | HALL 'INSERT'

The aim of this presentation is to show the positive and negative experiences that the team for assistive technology had over the seven years of its existence so that other teams don't make the same mistakes in the future. It will show why it's important to stick to procedures during the processes of evaluation, device selection, application training and integration into living and educational environment.

Nikki Smedley

Digital child - analogue adult: human value in a technological world

27 FEBRUARY AT 14.45 | HALL 'SPACE'

In this presentation Nikky will answer the question: “What are most important tasks that help me learn in school? 

Count me in: promoting inclusivity using ICT and more

27 FEBRUARY AT 10.30 | HALL 'INSERT'

During this presentation Nikky will be presenting tools that promote inclusivity using ICT and much more. 

Nikky was a teacher in Paris, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria as well as at home in the UK. Her experience covers infant, primary and secondary schools, special needs settings, inset delivery, creative curriculum development and consultancy for senior management teams. Nikky’s specialisms are effective communication and language skills, maximising engagement and commitment, observational techniques and analysis, personal presentation, to audiences large and small.

Nikolaos Dimitriadis

The brain advantage: teacher leadership through neuroscience

26 FEBRUARY AT 12.00 | HALL 'SPACE' 

Leadership is not about personality, genes or circumstances. It is about how we treat our own brain as well as the brains of the people we want to lead. This speech uses latest insights from neuroscience to provide actionable recommendations to teachers for leading their schools into a new ICT era. 

Dr. Dimitriadis is an award-winning communications professional, educator and business coach. He is the author of the book 'Neuroscience for Leaders: A Brain Adaptive Leadership Approach' and he spoke at TEDx University of Strathclyde and is a certified Neuromarketer. He is currently the Development Director at the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield.

Radoje Košanin | Anica Tričković

The use of ICT in project-based learning

26 FEBRUARY AT 17.00 | HALL 'ENTER'

"Our excursion" project enabled students to make the financial and marketing plan for a two day excursion. They used ICT tools such as Google maps and Tour builder in order to create virtual tours, and then add data and photos of places they planned to visit. By working on this project students use their knowledge of mathematics, geography, history and they develop their entrepreneurial competences.

Renata Ivanković | Jurica Vratarić

Analytics learning in the pilot project of e-School (CARNet) 

27 FEBRUARY AT 12.00 | HALL 'ENTER'

As a part of E-school pilot project a system for studying analysis will be developed which will primarily analyse the effects of ICT use on learning and teaching quality. In other countries this system is already being used in higher education at the level of full online teaching. During the pilot project there will be visits to different lectures in order to create a system that is comparable to face to face teaching. 

Renata works as an expert at the Department for education support in CARNet where she develops strategies for implementing ICT in classes and other educational process. Jurica works in CARNet at the Customer support department.

Rob Lewis | @roblewiselt

Online learning with the British Council

26 FEBRUARY AT 16.00 | HALL 'SPACE'

Rob has worked as an English language teacher, trainer and writer for over 20 years, mainly in Europe. He recently spent several years working in the British Council’s global Teacher Development team, supporting teacher education initiatives around the world, particularly those online. Rob now works as a freelance writer and trainer, with recent projects including the creation of a MOOC for Arabic-speaking learners of English. 

A British Council/FutureLearn MOOC - Understanding IELTS - released in 2015 attracted over 700,000 enrolments in its two runs, making it one of the most successful MOOCs yet. It is a relatively recent development at the heart of the British Council’s work online, but it has been exploiting technologies to support the learning, teaching and assessment of English for some time.

Sharon Gray

Dissolving barriers to learning

26 FEBRUARY AT 12.15 | HALL 'INSERT'

Courageous Leadership - One Schools’ Journey 

27 FEBRUARY AT 13.45 | HALL 'SPACE'

Sharon is the former Headteacher at Netherfield Primary and Preschool for children in an area of significant deprivation. Her previous experience includes 12 years leading special schools for children and young people experiencing severe social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Her aim is to enable and support sustainable change.

Simon Cross

Making the most of learning analytics: achieving impact

26 FEBRUARY AT 17.00 | HALL 'SPACE'

Emerging patterns in distance learner's use of mobile devices

27 FEBRUARY AT 15.30 | HALL 'INSERT'

Simon is a lecturer at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK. His work is focused on several areas including assessment and badges, learning design, issues associated with adaptive and visualised learning, and open online learning. He is currently involved in several projects related to the OU's institutional Assessment Programme.

Slavica Gomilanović

World around us in Moodle

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.30 | HALL 'ENTER'

The use of Moodle helped second grade students to have both linear and nonlinear progress through different lessons, watch animations, solve problems, play games, discuss and get immediate feedback about their accomplishments. Students continued to access Moodle from their homes very often (as opposed to their books which they often forget to even open) i gained more permanent knowledge.

Class teacher and educational technology specialist, Slavica is also a certified E-learning course designer, E-learning tutor and E-learning manager (CARN-et, Zagreb). She is the author and implementer of many electronic seminars. She also won awards at competitions such as Creative school, Digital class, Microsoft PIL European innovation teachers forum.