ADL conference 2015

ADL15-1 Centre for Simulation and Distance Learning, National Defense School, Military Academy organized fifth expert debate on distance learning at the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces, which was attended by around eighty members of the administration, organizational units and institutions of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Defence of The Kingdom of Norway, cooperant in several years of e-learning success. This year's conference was regional in nature because it was attended by representatives of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Slovenia.

At the start of expert discussion participants were welcomed by the Head of the Military Academy Major General Goran Zekovic, who opened the meeting stressing out the importance of implementation of distance learning in Serbian MoD and SAF.

ADL15-2 According to participants, this is the most successful professional conference on distance learning over the past five years.

Based on preliminary discussions with representatives of the armed forces from the region, it was concluded that there are great opportunities for regional cooperation on the issue of distance learning.

The quality of training in the use of the platform for distance learning has been recognized and verified by all members of the MoD and SAF. This is evidenced by the increasing number of high-quality electronic courses individually crafted by trainees. These courses show that the training is at a high level, since they used the advanced multimedia tools beyond the platform of distance learning.

ADL15-3 In gratitude to a long-term quality cooperation and the results achieved in the field of distance learning, Head of the Military Academy delivered Certificate of Appreciation and a plaque for the 60th anniversary of the School of National Defense to Mr. Atle Svendsen, Project Coordinator.



ADL conference 2015 - Announcement

Electronic materials available remotely, interactive courses, computer simulations are just some of the new facilities widely used in modern armies. Achieving a better, or maintaining established quality of teaching and training in less time and with less material cost is the basic motivation for the use of high-tech solutions in the process of military education and training. Besides a number of other measures, thanks to many years of successful projects on distance learning and the introduction of constructive simulation system of military education and training, Republic of Serbia is ranked among the countries that can quickly respond to defense and security threats of the modern world.
The reason for this conference is to inform the stakeholders of the functions of planning and implementation of training and education in the Serbian MoD and AF with the results of implementation and ongoing activities of the Project introduction of distance learning, as well as future plans for the development of distance learning in Serbian MoD and AF.
This type of education should enable elders to continue their education after completing their training by the end of their professional career, with minimal absence from work.
For us it is five years experience in the use of the Platform for distance learning, which allows all the subjects of training and education to take advantage of new technologies to reduce their own costs while maintaining and improving quality. Center for Simulation and Distance Learning for more than two years has been conducting courses for teachers to make the best possible use of the platform for e-learning, enhance their teaching and make more ​​direct contact with their students and cadets.
Results of courses for the use of the distance learning platform, in which teachers and training providers became capable of using different didactical and pedagogical strategies in the creation of teaching materials, and who have mastered the software to produce interactive multimedia content will be presented at the conference.
In addition, in 2015 we continued a mobile learning, as one of the new concepts of e-learning, which provides access to educational resources that have been tailored for smart-phones and tablet-computers and can be accessed from any point on the globe.
The objectives set:
➢ Understanding the current state of the project "Learning in Serbian MoD and AF,
➢ Understanding of project results,
➢ Introduction to the plans for the period 2014 - 2016,
➢ Introduction to the application of distance learning in foreign armies,
➢ Consideration of wider regional cooperation.


Norwegian delegation visit

NVA_Svi A there-member delegation from the Ministry of Defense of the Kingdom of Norway visited the Center for Simulation and distance learning in order to gain insight into the implementation of distance learning project in Mod RS and SAF. The delegation was led by Rear Admiral Louise Dedichen, head of Norwegian National Defense College, accompanied by military attaché, Colonel Tore Anderson and Mr. Atle Svendsen, ADL project coordinator.

The delegation was welcomed by colonel Goran Simic who presented the accomplishments regarding the project of distance learning made in the past and spoke about future plans for the Centre. Members of the delegation expressed their satisfaction with what has been achieved on this project.

It has been concluded that there are plenty of possibilities for continuation of successful cooperation on ADL even after the current project ends due to the end of 2016.



NTG meeting in Belgrade

NTG_Serbia_800_x_532 Belgrade hosted autumn meeting of Nato training group (NTG), in the Group for individual training and education development within the framework of the Partnership for Peace. The meeting took place from 20th to 24th September in Belgrade.
On behalf of the host, the meeting was opened by Head of the Military Academy Major General Goran Zekovic, who presented the work and military institutions of higher education, as well as the system of military education in Serbia.
During the four-day event, 37 participants from NATO and partner countries and academic institutions, have presented and discussed current and upcoming projects in their countries.
The aim of Nato training group is to improve the professionalism, standardization and interoperability between NATO and partner forces through improved coordination of education, training, exercises and evaluation, with particular emphasis on operations support.



Norvegian delegation visit

Norvezani_1 On Friday the 20th of June 2014. Norwegian delegation consisted of military attache Col. Aass Esben, future military attache Lt. Col. Tore Anderson and Mr. Atle Svendsen visited Center for simulations and distance learning at the Military Academy. In addition to the above persons visit was also attended by Mr. Aaron Presnall from the Jefferson Institute. The guests were received by Col. Simic, head of the Centre.
Col. Esben Aass noted satisfaction with the cooperation he had with CSDL and Military academy in the past three years and the results arising from the cooperation of the Ministries of Defence of the Republic of Serbia and the Kingdom of Norway.
Lt. Col. Anderson said he was impressed with the results and that he is very interested in the success of the projects currently being implemented.
Mr. Atle Svendsen said that the project is implemented as planned and expectations of the Norwegian side have been met. He was satisfied with the received information concerning future cooperation.



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