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.


Visit of National Training Center delegation

Sektor_za_VS_MUP-a_800_x_531 On April 26 Center for Simulation and distance learning conducted a brigade level simulation exercise. The exercise was observed by representatives of the National Training Center of Emergency Situations at the Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.

The aim of the visit was to discuss the possible forms of cooperation between the Center for Simulation and Distance Learning and the National Training Center in the fields of simulations and distance learning.

The general conclusion is that the cooperation between the centers can be realized at multiple levels through:

  • implementation of joint simulation exercises,
  • providing professional and technical support to the National Training Center of Emergency Situations in the development of electronic courses,
  • providing services in the training of personnel of the National Training Center of Emergency Situations to use the platform for distance learning in Serbian MoD and
  • hosting electronic courses for National Training Center of Emergency Situations on the platform for distance learning in Serbian MoD.

Visit to Ukraine

A three-member Norwegian-Serbian delegation: Poseta_Ukrajini

  • Colonel Goran Simic, Head of the Center for Simulation and Distance Learning, Military Academy, Republic of Serbia,
  • Major Atle Svendsen, Advisor on Defense Security Sector Reform, Norwegian MoD and
  • PhD Aaron Presnall, Director of the Jefferson Institute, Belgrade

visited National Defence University Ukraine (NDUU) in Kiev on 24 April 2013 with the aim of finding the possibilities of cooperation in the field of distance learning. The delegation was received by Colonel Oleksandr Chornoknyzhnyy, Deputy Head of the Information Technology Institute, NDUU. After the formal reception major Maksym Tyshchenko, Head of ADL Laboratory, presented the results and plans in the field of advanced distributed learning development.


Delegation from The Kingdom of Norway at Military Acedemy

Zajedno_Hol A three-member delegation from the Ministry of Defence 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 the Deputy Director General of Department of Security Policy of Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Norway, Nina Borgen Bakkevoll. The delegation was welcomed by Colonel Goran Simic, Chief of the Centre for Simulation and Distance Learning, 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 and were interested in the way of distance learning application in the RS MoD as well as the possibility of producing bilingual electronic courses for distance learning, in both Serbian and English language.



50 years of IT service

DSC08591 On february 21st, the formal ceremony held in "Topcider" celebrated The Day of the IT department and a half-century of its existence in the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Army. The ceremony was also attended by Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Army General Ljubisa Dikovic.

Welcoming the guests, head of the Telecommunications and IT department in Serbian General Staff, Brigadier General Predrag Simovic, referred to the development of this service in our army from the earliest days to the present, noting that IT was always in function of a better position of command and control.

He also pointed out that the development of new technologies has introduced new challenges, like wars in cyber space that knows no boundaries and no time limit.

The ceremony was also an opportunity of awarding plaques and thank active and retired members of the service, as well as associates in the civil sector.

Members of the IT service mark 21st February as a day of remembrance of the same date in 1963. when the Sixth department of Yugoslav Armed Forces General Staff was formed.



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