Round table on the use of new technologies in education held
The discussion focused on e-learning and development of tools for learning and sharing educational content online. The event was attended by 30 guests and the presentations were divided into 4 panels for speakers.
In the first panel, presentations were held by Sokol Imeri, Head of the e-learning department at the Ministry of Education and Science of Albania, who spoke about the integration of information and communication technologies in education, and Rosalinda Stojova, head of department at the Ministry of Information Society and Administration of the Republic of Macedonia presented the experiences and practices with e-learning in Macedonia.
Representatives of academic staff also held presentations; Vladimir Trajkovic from the Faculty of Information Sciences and Computer Engineering, UKIM, Lejla Abazi Bedjeti from the University of South East Europe, Tetovo; and Zoran Zdravev from the Faculty of Computer Science at the “Goce Delchev” University – Shtip, who presented the experiences from the implementation of e-learning at their universities and higher education in general.
The situation with e-learning in primary education was discussed by Marina Vasileva from the elementary school “Sts. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje; Vlatko Butleski, teacher and initiator of the e-school project; and Ubavka Butleska – a pedagogue and initiator of the e-pedagogue project.
The last panel of speakers consisted of Sead Djigal and Irina Shumadieva who presented the open educational resources project in Macedonia and spoke about the results and experiences from the project. The representative of the Semos Education Center for Computer Training Nikola Nikolovski was the last speaker, discussing about the concept and benefits of online learning for their organization.
The round table was closed with the conclusions and recommendations from the shared experiences and practices between the two countries.
The event is part of the project “Building international best practices to enhance e-learning in Albania” implemented by the ALTRI Centre from Albania. The project is supported by the East-East program through the Open Society Foundation Albania.