The conference ‘New Technologies in Education 2017’  gathered over 180 educators,  teachers, enthusiasts from Serbia, the region and the UK that opened new views and approaches about the education and digital age topics and with participants discussed the future of education. 

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.


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Daniel Kobar | Boris Đurica

The use of SCRATCH in classes


This presentation represents the work of a teacher-student team in creating video games, animations and similar content used in classes and assisted by programming language, SCRATCH development environment, and graphical and sound application (gimp, inkscape, audacity). Daniel graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, and has been working as a teacher at Agricultural School Bač since 2013. For a number of years already he has been engaged in programming and use of modern tools in teaching (Atutor, Moodle, Scratch). Boris Đurica also graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, and has been working as a teacher at Agricultural School Bač since 2005. He uses modern ICT tools in classes (multimedia presentations, Edmondo, Moodle).

Danijela Ljubojević

Stimulating interactivity by digital tools application


The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate how to enhance learning using free digital tools and resources. Students follow the lecture constantly doing assignments specially prepared for them using the Hot Potatoes and Kahoot tools on the Weebly website. Danijela is a lecturer for English language at the Faculty of Information Technology in Belgrade. Main areas of her interest are distant learning platforms. She published several papers on the topic of ICT integration in classrooms. Besides teaching, she is engaged in research and design of electronic teaching material. She authored the website “Regulations for English Language Teachers” and a blog on language teaching “Glotodidactical Stories”.

Danijela Đukić Ćosić

E-learning to test knowledge before exam


Presentation outlines an example of application and evaluation of e-learning for testing knowledge before an exam. Ready-made course on Moodle electronic platform is additional teaching material and with classical teaching (lectures and exercises) makes a mixed/hybrid way of acquiring knowledge. Apart from learning, it is used to test knowledge before an exam. Student can see the answers, and is also enabled multiple attempts to go through the set materials. Danijela is assistant professor in the scientific area of Toxicology at the University of Belgrade, and visiting lecturer at the University of Banja Luka. She advocates acquisition of functional knowledge through interactive teaching, and information technologies help her in this effort. She actively promotes importance of hybrid teaching (a combination of classical classes and technology-assisted teaching).

Dobrinka Kuzmanović

Digital literacy - achievement factors


This presentation will address the results of 8th graders’ digital competences survey in 56 primary schools in Serbia. The survey, organised by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and supported by the Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy Psychology Institute, was conducted in May 2016. Besides reflecting on the pupils achievements, focus will be on the factors anticipating success of pupils in the domain of digital literacy. She finished basic psychology studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, and this is where she is currently doing her doctoral thesis in scope of which she explores digital literacy in Serbian youth.  Since 2009 works at the Psychology Department of the Faculty for Media and Communication in Belgrade as assistant in Education Psychology and Development Psychology subjects. 

Dragan Đorđević

’’M learning – why do we need it?’’

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M-learning (mobile learning) is considered “informal learning”and implies learning assisted by all sorts of electronic devices, laptops, mp3 players, tablets, mobile phones, etc. Its basic advantage is enabled learning “any time any place”, and it also encompasses cooperation and information/knowledge sharing with associates or friends or...  Of course, there are also rules and laws. The purpose of this presentation is to bring the “mobile learning” concept closer to HRs and help decision-making regarding introduction of M learning in their companies.

Dragana Simić

We turned the classroom upside down and “straightened” knowledge


Growing lack of interest of pupils in learning and attending classes has motivated Dragana to apply a new learning method- an upside down classroom. Pupils prepare at home for a new lesson based on the material shared in a cloud. Together we have made classes much more interesting. Dragana has been a teacher of computer science group of subjects at Vocational School “July 4th” in Vrbas for the last eight years. She has 21 years of professional experience. For a number of years she was engaged in computing training for children and adults, on several occasions she authored and implemented curricula accredited by the Ministry of Education.      

Dragana Tepić

Architecture in a virtual environment


Virtual interpretation considerably facilitates design and construction of buildings, i.e. of their models. Besides that, parameter-based modelling plays an important role and implies a process enabling performance of specific analyses like analysis of measurements and dimensions, space, assembly and possible behaviour of the designed building by parameter manipulation.  Senior assistant at the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, University of Banja Luka. Engaged in exploring origami geometry through application of parameter modelling and digital fabrication. Author of a range of student workshops, the results of which have been presented at national and international exhibitions in the category of new technologies application in education.

Dušan Milić | Aleksa Krstić | Milena Kostadinović

3D printer in the classroom- heaven or hell?


Should we and why purchase a 3D printer for school, what we need to know before we buy it, what we need to know and do from the purchase and first printout, what can be printed and what can not, organisation of work on 3D printer, how to use it in specific subjects. Dušan is a lecturer at the Small School of Programming and to date, he has delivered over 50 lectures in the area of electronics and robotics. In 2015 he was appointed national robotics coordinator in Serbia (EuRobotics). Aleksa is a physics student and within the Small School of Electronics he creates contents, runs workshops and delivers lectures in the area of: Programming and electronics. Milena works as a lecturer- associate at the Small School of Programming and as implementer of NTC workshops for children. 

Filip Milošević | Gorica Pantelić | Saša Petrović

Traffic lights- correlation of subjects


Project tasks represent a correlation of school subjects: structures’ modelling, design, practical training, digital electronics and micro controllers, maths, traffic regulation and electrical engineering. On the model traffic light, peer educators train lower grades pupils on proper behaviour in traffic. Filip Milošević has been working for Polytechnical School for 7 years where he teaches traffic-related subjects and runs a traffic safety club. He works as a lecturer and seminar organiser for the Road Traffic Safety Agency on professional development of driving instructors. Gorica Pantelić graduated from the PMF in Kragujevac, master mathematician. She's been working in school for 36 years. She is author of the handbook “Application of maths in traffic profession for the first grade". Saša Petrović graduated from the ETF in Niš. He's been working in school for 4 years.

Gareth James

Introducing the BBC micro:bit and its ecosystem 


The not-for-profit Microbit Foundation is making the BBC’s award winning device and its comprehensive ecosystem available to all. The micro:bit has applications across the curriculum and beyond, not  just STEM. It is extremely cheap, small and versatile, packed with sensors and outputs. Gareth runs the Foundation’s education programmes and partnerships  - working to inspire young people to become digital creatives and to follow STEM courses and careers. He has been in senior leadership roles at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the National Space Centre.