Training teachers in using the platform for distance learning


The Center for Simulations and distance learning started a course to train teachers in using the platform for distance learning. Training has started on April 3 and is going to last for next two months. The course enrolled a total of 14 students (teachers) - two groups of seven students. Classes are held in the Laboratory for Distance Learning 2 times a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 09.00 to 10.30 hours. The training is held by major Dobrivoje Vulićević. Course objective is to acquire the basic knowledge necessary to use the platform for distance learning and application of acquired knowledge. The course participants will be monitored and evaluated during the course and after completion of training, all students who  have successfully mastered the intended program, will be issued with appropriate certificate of training completion.


Visit to NODEFIC


Serbian working group consisting of Snezana Vicentic, Center for simulations and distance learning’s pedagogue and Biljana Presnall, representative of Jefferson institute, the project implementer in Serbia, had visited NODEFIC Norway 28-29 of March. The visit marked the beginning of two e-courses creation for the United Nations with main goal to educate  applicants for participation in peacekeeping operations mandated by the United Nations by providing them the basic knowledge of the United Nations as a global organization and enabling them to handle different types of equipment at their disposal during the execution of various tasks.

These courses are a contribution to the expansion of Serbian cooperation with the United Nations in preparation for participation in peacekeeping missions, as part of a bilateral agreement between the Ministry of Defence of Serbia and the Ministry of Defence of Norway. Working meeting in which our delegation participated was aimed to facilitate introduction of our team members with the basic objectives and information related to the implementation of these facilities, as well as to enable the establishment of closer cooperation between the members of our team and Norwegian experts also to participate in the development of courses as domain experts. Upon completion of these courses they will be made available to other partners in the Partnership for Peace.



MoLE project meeting

MoLE_800_x_532 Working Group of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia, consisting of: PhD. Colonel Goran Simic and PhD. Lieutenant Colonel Zoran Jeremic from the Center for Simulation and distance learning and PhD. Colonel Nikola Zec from the Military Medical Academy has participated in an international MoLE (Mobile Learning Environment) meeting  in London, UK, which brought together delegations from 24 countries participating in the project  (http://www.mole-project.net). The aim of the meeting was to inform all partners with the results achieved during the past year on the project, to demonstrate the platform developed for distance learning using mobile devices, and to prepare for the upcoming platform evaluation. During the two-day event, team members were trained how to implement their own training and evaluation of other participants.

The MoLE project is an important step in introducing mobile technology to provide mobile distance learning to foreign armies. The project is open, technology and multimedia content that are developed within it are available to all participants in the project, allowing for the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia to introduce distance learning using mobile and other portable devices in the educational system, in addition to the existing system for distance learning, provided that technical prerequisites have been met in the near future.


Norvegian delegation visit

DSC01822 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 Acting Chief of the International Military Cooperation of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Norway, Captain Gunnar Hello. 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 were interested in the way of distance learning implementation in the RS MoD as well as the process of producing electronic courses for distance learning. Memebers of the delegation expressed their satisfaction with what has been achieved on this project and their expectations for the continuation of successful cooperation in this field between the two ministries.



Visit of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia

DSC01629 Delegation of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia (ARM), led by Chief of the General Staff Major General Koteski Goranco, as part of the visit to the Military Academy, visited the Center for Simulation and distance learning. On this occasion, the head of the Center for Simulation and distance learning, PhD. Colonel Goran Simic, informed the guests about the functions performed by the center in education and training of cadets of the Military Academy and the professional members of the Ministry of Defence. Also, the colonel Simic has introduced a way of organizing simulation exercises and briefly demonstrated the use of simulation software to support the implementation of the exercise. While visiting laboratories for distance learning, the guests showed particular interest in the production of electronic courses and their use for the education in the Ministry of Defence.



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