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:

Slavica Ilić

Challenges and possibilities of using new technologies

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.00 | HALL 'ALT'

The aim of this lecture is to point out the importance of using ICT in work with children and in professional employee development, the importance of strategic digital space planning in preschool teaching and education, and to discus how and when technology can be applied in order to improve work quality and to define how digital technologies can be used in a kindergarden.

Slavica has 15 years of working experience in the educational system and teaching. She hase participated in a large number of expert gatherings and advanced training programmes. She has also worked on 8 projects in the area of teaching and education. She is a member of the Board of directors of Pedagogic society of Serbia and a member of Association of expert associates and associates of preschool institutions of Serbia.

Slobodanka Miladinović

computer in the preschooler's world

Program 'Computer in the preschooler's world' is a process of active construction and reconstruction of knowledge. With the help of computers we encourage all-round personality development and at the same time work on raising awareness of parents about the importance of early introduction of children to the world of computers, based on scientific facts.

Biljana has worked as a teacher at the Medical school as well as a headteacher at the 'Nata Veljković' kindergarten where she now works as a preschool teacher. She holds a teaching title in several pedagogical and medical fields. She is also the author of several published papers in the field of preschool education. She is a member of many associations at the regional and national levels.

Snežana Klepić | Aleksandra Sekulić

Don't be a Miser in ICT

26 FEBRUARY AT 16.45 | HALL 'ENTER'

ICT enabled teachers and students of the Secondary Technical School in Sombor and Economics and Trade school in Kula to connect, work together, communicate and create a knowledge base (wiki-page 'Milerologists' and a blog 'Don't be miser') and a video debate 'For and against Harpagon' which rounded up the project 'Don't be a Miser' and work on the research of Moliere's work.

Snežana is a teacher at the Secondary Technical School in Sombor while Aleksandra works at the Economics and Trade school in Kula.

Sonja Radenković

Knowledge management in the intelligent organisations

27. FEBRUARY AT 14.15 | HALL 'INSERT'

The purpose of this lecture is to present a software solution called IntelLEO which is developed as a part of a homonyms EU project from a FP7 program in an area of technology-supported learning. IntelLEO paradigm is another name for intelligent and expandable organisation via learning of different business and educational communities/organisational cultures (industrial, research and educational).

Sonja received her PhD degree in informatics and software engineering from the Department of Information Systems and Technologies, Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade. Some of her areas of interests are: technology enhanced learning, knowledge management, assessment in e-learning, modelling and metamodeling, intelligent information systems, etc. She is a member of the GOOD OLD AI research group.

Svetlana Belić Malinić

iPedagogy for creative teaching: a case study

26 FEBRUARY AT 16.30 | HALL 'ENTER'

Teaching in 'Savremena Gimnazija' features video and audio teaching aids, IWBs, Chromebooks and iPads. In order to facilitate online teaching and learning a special methodology has been developed which encompasses an interactive approach in order to foster students' skills to identify, understand and solve problems by using cross-curricular knowledge and transversal skills.

Svetlana is the Principal of 'Savremena Gimnazija'. Educated in the UK, she has merged her knowledge and experience into a doctoral thesis on International Education at the University of Leicester. Winner of International House John Haycraft scholarship, Svetlana explored iPedagogy and came off second "Global Teacher of the Year", awarded by Pearson.

Svetlana Njegomir | Milan Njegomir

Distance laboratory experiments

26 FEBRUARY AT 12.15 | HALL 'ENTER'

What will you do if you don't have the right conditions to do a laboratory experiment in your school? Will you skip it and deprive your students of a chance to gain some practical knowledge, or will you take them somewhere where they can see it done first hand and take the opportunity to visit laboratories of better equipped schools and universities in Serbia and Europe. 

Tatjana Ćitić | Nevena Mladenović Blagojević

Yesterday, today and tomorrow – mind rules 

27 FEBRUARY AT 14.00 | HALL 'ENTER'

The appearance of the official RTS YouTube channel educational shows, especially those aimed at younger audiences, achieved great rating results – they were most watched among all of the shows with educational and scientific content. With the development of new technologies we must try to create new interactive shows and change the way of their dissemination. This presentation will show the efforts of RTS to cooperate and interact with younger audience by probing their viewing habits, show affinity and initiative.

Nevenа is the editor in chief of the School programme department and the coordinator of many innovative programmes for education through fun. Tatjana is the editor in chief of the Department for specialised programmes as well as the RTS3 and diaspora programmes.

Tim Rudd | @TPRUDD

Critical Reflections on ICT, Leadership and Forms of Professional Development

27 FEBRUARY AT 09.00 | HALL 'SPACE'

This presentation will highlight some of the myths and oversights relating to research and literature surrounding the use of ICT in education. It will draw attention to some of challenges that are often overlooked in the development of educational policies and practice. It will then move on to highlight more sustainable and effective approaches that have been incorporated to support more effective forms of professional development.

As founder of Livelab Tim has recently been involved in numerous national and international projects, focusing on topics such as critical digital literacy, video-conferencing, mobile devices, and whole school professional development. Tim is also Principal Lecturer in the Education Research Centre at the University of Brighton, and does researching and publishing work.

Vesna Poleksić

Buliding OER for agricultural education 

27 FEBRUARY AT 12.15 | HALL 'INSERT'

This presentation will showcase the needs and specific characteristics of agricultural education and the contributions of higher education to the professional development of agricultural experts. 

Vesna is a professor at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade. She holds lectures connected to Zoology, and writes scientific materials about the animal biology and the teaching methodology in higher education. She is the leader for the CaSA TEMPUS project that created NaRA - National Repository for Agricultural Education.

Vesna Ždrnja

Digital educational materials in Serbian language and literature

27 FEBRUARY AT 10.15 | SALA 'ENTER'

The lecture gives a brief introduction into online education and presents the results of published students' tests from the primary school '20 oktobar'. It describes the process of preparing digital educational content in Serbian language for students from 5th to 8th grade. The lecture includes a review of the specific application areas of digital educational content for children who have difficulties in following regular classes.

Vesna has graduated from the Faculty of Philology in 1987, on Yugoslav literature department,  literary publicist. After graduation she began working in the primary school 'Đuro Strugar' and then in primary school '20. oktobar', where she still works as a professor of Serbian language.