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Promotion of distance learning in Nis

Promocija-Nis-1 Center for Simulation and distance learning launched a campaign to promote distance learning in the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia and Serbian Army. The campaign is planned to visit 7 garrisons during June. Second promotion took place in Nis, on June 11th 2013. The task was conducted by members of the Center for Simulation and Distance Learning – major Dobrivoje Vulicevic and Mrs. Radojka Milicevic.

Aim of the promotion was to inform the military professionals about the platform and opportunities for distance learning. Special attention was paid to reasons that motivate the teachers and trainers to use  platform for distance learning in addition to traditional ways of learning.

The promotion was attended by 16 persons. All participants received promotional materials and user accounts for accessing the platform. Participants expressed great interest in this type of learning. They took active part in discussions during the promotion as well as after that.

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Promotion of distance learning in Kraljevo

Promocija_KV-1 Center for Simulation and distance learning launched a campaign to promote distance learning in the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia and Serbian Army. The campaign is planned to visit 7 garrisons during June. First promotion took place in Kraljevo, on June 5th 2013. The task was conducted by members of the Center for Simulation and Distance Learning - Mrs. Radojka Milicevic and Mrs. Snezana Vicentic.

Aim of the promotion was to inform the military professionals about the platform and opportunities for distance learning. Special attention was paid to reasons that motivate the teachers and trainers to use  a platform for distance learning in addition to traditional way of learning.

The promotion was attended by 22 persons. All participants received promotional materials and user accounts for accessing the platform. Participants expressed great interest in this type of learning. They took active part in discussions during the promotion as well as after that.

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Promotion of trained e-learning teachers

Uverenja-05-2013-1 On Friday, 24th May 2013, second generation of trained e-learning teachers was promoted. The event took place at the Center for Simulation and Distance Learning (Military Academy), starting at 13.30 in the presence of 14 teachers from the Military Academy, Public relations department of Serbian MoD, Department of Training and Doctrine (General Staff), Gendarmerie and 4 members of ADL center.

After giving welcoming speech, colonel Goran Simic (head of the center) gave presentation with an analysis on course implementation and course evaluation data. Participants have assessed the course with highest grade. Afterwards, colonel Simic awarded Certificates of Completion  for "Training the teachers in using the platform for distance learning" course to eligible teachers.

Training will be continued four times a year as long as there are needs for such type of teachers in MoD and Serbian Armed Forces.

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ADL Director's meeting

DSC_2319 During the ADL conference in Gol, on Monday 13th of May 2013, colonel Goran Simic took part in the meeting of Chiefs of Development centers for Advanced Distributed Learning (The 2nd Annual Interim World - wide ADL Director's Meeting).

Serbian ADL Center got an officiall invitation to become a full member (ADL Partnership Lab) of the Initiative for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADLI - ADL Initiative). This is the world's leading organization, engaged in the development of standards, technologies and systems for distance learning. Membership would provide new opportunities for cooperation in distance learning (eg, access to resources, distance learning states, participation in joint projects, technical support, etc.).. This organization is comprised of 6 laboratories in the United States, and one lab in Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Poland, Romania and South Korea.

After the welcoming speech given by lieutant-colonel Atle Johnsen, Chief of Norwegian Centre, Mrs. Dr. Kristy Murray, president of the ADLI informed participants on current activities, plans and gave an introduction to the meeting. After that, the leaders of all the centers had reports on the their results and work: LtCdr Geir Isaksen for the Norwegian Centre, Mr. Jonathan Poltrack, Mr. Rovy Branon and Mr. Steve Hicks for centers in the U.S. and Dr. Jesus V. Flores Morfin for Latin America and Caribbean region center.

The meeting continued with a focus on projects that are being implemented and the plans for the two-year period.

 

Participation at annual ADL conference in Gol

DSC_2319 Serbian working group consisted of col Goran Simic, head of Center for simulations and distance learning, Radojka Milicevic, course administrator at Center for simulations and distance learning, and Aaron Presnall, representative of the Jefferson institute - project implementer in Serbia, had participated in annual ADL conference which took place from 14 to 16 of May 2012, in Norway.

The three day conference offered plenty of presentations and great opportunity for participants to learn about current trends in e-learning and technology achievements that support it.

Members of Finnish Armed Forces gave a presentation of great importance for our ADL center. The presentation was about experiences in using Moodle software for developing distance learning platform. Another interesting part of presentation was the one with using templates in producing courses for Moodle platform, thus enhancing speed and quality of electronic courses production process.

The key aspect for further ADL development in Serbian MoD and Armed forces was recognized through the MASLO project dealing with mobile learning.

   

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