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MA Irena Causevska

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MA Irena Causevska is the General Manager at Seavus Educational and Development Center, a professional with over 10 years of working experience in top managerial position in the field of strategic management, transformation management, business development and corporate communications. She graduated from Faculty of Law “Justinian the 1st” at the “St. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, and obtained her MA degree at the Sheffield University in the UK, Department of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations. She is a member of the renowned “Harvard Leadership Network” for Southeastern Europe – acknowledgment from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, US.
Her undertaking of the managerial position at Seavus Educational and Development Center contributed to the creation and placement of new programs in the field of business management and information technology thus enabling a continuous education and qualification of key personnel in Macedonian companies and in the region as well, in order for them to successfully cope with the challenges of regional and global markets, and to give young professionals in their last years of formal education a quality basis and specific knowledge for them to compete on the labor market.
Starting from this year, Seavus Educational and Development Center, in addition to the two current programs on the Design Academy (Graphic and Web Design), introduced another 3D modeling, animation and postproduction program, and opened a Programing Academy as well. MA Causevska intensified the cooperation with the business community, thus supporting the students at the center with internships and employment opportunities.

 

Angelina Kancevska

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Angelina Kancevska works as a manager in the Graphic and Web Design College, a part of Semos Education. She is currently on her Master’s Degree studies in the field of Data Management in Informal Educational Centers. Angelina is also a certificated Expert Level Microsoft Office Specialist in using Microsoft Office applications, and as a part of Semos Education, she has completed more than 100 computer trainings intended for adults. In the last 4 years, Angelina is strictly holding trainings on using advanced techniques and analyses in MS Excel. On the E-Business Department at the Economic Faculty in Skopje, she is a regular visiting lecturer on the topic “A Part of Advanced Analises in MS Excel, in 2009, 2010 and 2012. In her longstanding career, Angelina has worked on several projects financed by the European Reconstruction Agency. In the March – May 2012 period, she worked on the “Inclusive Design” project, as a coordinator of the adapted training on graphic design, intended for the hearing and speech impaired – students of the State Educational Center for Rehabilitation “Partenija Zografski”, organized by the British Council in Macedonia.

 

Natasha Buleska

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Natasha Buleska works as an educational expert in USAID Macedonia since 2004, when USAID Macedonia began working on improving the quality and relevance of education through modernization of the teaching methods and implementation of information and communication technologies in the curricula in 2003.
Natasha has worked on designing and has been managing long-term USAID Macedonia projects concerning the usage of ICT in education: e – School (2003 – 2008), Macedonia connects (2004 – 2007) and the initial two years of the ICT component in the Elementary Education Project/PEP (2006 – 2012). Today, Natasha is managing the USAID project on e-available education (2010 – 2014) and the Youth Network for Acquiring Employment Skills (2011 – 2015). She also supervised the drafting process regarding the Conceptual Strategy on the Usage of Free and Open Source Software in Macedonian schools in the April 2006 and February 2007 period, as well as on the Strategy on Sustaining and Sustainability of School Computers in Macedonia. Natasha also completed Master Studies in Management and Business Administration (MBA) on the Sheffield University in Thessaloniki, on the International Finances Department.

 

Sonja Jovanovska

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Sonja Jovanovska holds Masters in e-business management from Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne (France). She currently holds position of a Business Development Manager at Alexandria. Her 15 years experience includes establishment and management of the Seavus Education and Development Center where she served as CEO for two years. Prior to this she has been a Program Manager at the Human and Institution Development Program, a USAID funded project responsible for performance improvement and capacity building of public and private institutions. In this capacity she has managed portfolio of numerous multi-million dolar projects ranging in industries and scope. All her projects had one common tread, which is the use of ICT in order to improve the business efficiency in machine tool industry, agribusiness, and use of ICT in education. Her last full –scale performance improvement project was the Chamber of Commerce for Information and Communication Technology in Macedonia (MASIT) where she lead the team of domestic and international experts in improving processes and performance of the Chamber. Her specialty and interests are business start-ups, business analysis, and management of large teams, designing and implementing improvement initiatives.

 

Enio Ohri

enio-ohriEnio Ohri studies at the Faculty of Economy in the University of Tirana, and has been a volunteer of the Mjaft! Movement (www.mjaft.org) since 2008. In September 2009, Enio started working with the "Unevotoj" project (www.unevotoj.org). Currently, starting from September 2012, he is the coordinator of this project within the Mjaft! Movement. This project consist of ensuring the proper function of the Albanian Parliament, by monitoring its parliamentary sessions and commissions. Another of his fields of interest is multimedia. The Mjaft! Movement also established a radio station called "Radiostacioni" (www.radiostacioni.com), a new radio station which aims to promote the independent culture and ideas, but also to provoke the development of critical thinking of new artists and journalists.

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Irina Sumadieva

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Project Coordinator at Metamorphosis Foundation. She has a degree in journalism from the Faculty of Law within the state university Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. She has working experience as an author and editor in computer technology related TV projects and magazines. Since 2007, she gives lectures in Informatics in Journalism at the faculty where she has graduated. Her responsibilities within Metamorphosis Foundation include delivering trainings and workshops for computer literacy and use of different software tools for creating multimedia products, preparing content for printed media, updating web sites and participation in projects implementation. She also works in the field of children’s online protection and promotion of the Creative Commons licenses in Macedonia. Ms. Sumadieva currently attends postgraduate studies in communications.

 

Filip Stojanovski

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Program Coordinator of Metamorphosis Foundation.  He holds a BSc Degree  in  Computer  Science  from Graceland University  (USA) and Masters in e-business management from Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne (France).
Since 1995 he has been active  in  the Macedonian civil society through  volunteer  projects  in  the  area  of  consumer  protection  and  e-publishing,  and  through  professional involvement as an IT expert. He is also a contributor on information society topics to the traditional and new media in Macedonia.
His responsibilities within Metamorphosis Foundation include project coordination, research and PR. In 2005 served as a member of the Task Force for National Strategy for Information Society Development.

 

Bardhyl Jashari

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Bardhyl Jashari obtained a master degree at Paris 12 University, Faculty of Public Administration (France). He also holds an Information System Designer Degree from University  of  Zagreb,  Faculty  of  Organisation  and  Informatics Varazdin (Croatia). He is now the director of Metamorphosis Foundation where he is exploring opportunities to develop partnerships that increase public access to information technology in Macedonia and the region. Previously he worked as Information Program Coordinator of the Foundation Open Society Institute – Macedonia. In both capacities,  he  has  run  national and international-scope projects for development of Information Society, involving tight cooperation with other international organizations, governmental bodies, the business and the civic  sector. He is a member of the National Council for Information Society of Macedonia.

 

Klime Babunski

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Klime Babunski works in the Institute for Sociological and Political – Legal Research. His main areas of professional interest are: communication policies and media management, freedom to inform and free access to information, public opinion and relations.
He partakes and/or manages numerous local and international scientific researches focused on several areas and topics, such as: political culture, political mass media and interethnic communication, transition and democratization of society, corruption and informal societal structuring, decentralization and local self-government, strengthening of the civil society, as well as media and political community democratization. In 2002, he cofounded the international network of free access to information defenders, and is a pioneer of free access to information in Macedonia.

 

Radmila Zivanovic

radmila-zivanovicRadmila Zivanovic is communicologist  with a primary research focus on use of the ICT in education. She has been part of almost all non-governmental initiatives and researches about ICT use in education among children and young people in Macedonia. She is an author of several articles and research reports and attended various national and international conferences presenting and talking about this issue. Since 2010 she is engaged as a teaching assistant and academic researcher. She currently works at the International Balkan University Skopje, Faculty of communication and is engaged in the expert team of the OER initiative organized and realized by Metamorphosis, Skopje.

 

Igor Stamatovski

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Igor Stamatovski graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering – Skopje in 2005, majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Automation. Working with and working on free software has been intriguing him since his student days, especially working with and on GNU/Linux.
Free software stirs up interest under its technical superiority over proprietary and unorthodox way of development, encouraged by the global access to the internet network.
His primary interests include: implementation and usage of free software for the development of software applications.
Igor is an expert on open formats and standards.
During the Free Software Macedonia Organization Assembly, held in January 2009, Igor Stamatovski gained the trust of the members to carry out the Vice Presidential position in the next two years.
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Damjan Georgievski

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Damjan Georgievski is one of the pioneers of the Macedonian community of free software users. He is one of the founders of Free Software Macedonia. He was the organization’s Vice President from its beginnings, till 2009.
Damjan is a longtime GNU/Linux hacker, and is credited for this operating system’s initial breakthrough in the Republic of Macedonia. He is author of the basic parameters which define the language of the computer user, the country and special preferences which the user would like to see in the user interface: correct time and date format, the country’s currency etc. He also actively contributes to the localization of free software in Macedonian, especially through the localization of the leading web browser Mozilla Firefox, as well as the e-mail client Mozilla Thunderbird.
Damjan often writes about “piracy” and licences, and holds presentations and workshops for working in a GNU/Linux environment, and technologies that are based in it as well.
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Ljupco Despotovski

Ljupco has been managing the first ICT start-up incubator in Macedonia from its very beginnings, during the past 5 years. His main interests are start-ups and new technologies as well as changing the mindset of local youth towards self-employment and entrepreneurship. He constantly works on keeping up with current trends in business incubation and new technologies, maintaining contacts and establishing cooperation with incubators and similar business support organizations from around the world. As part of YES, Ljupco is looking to develop trainings with focus on future work skills—proficiencies and abilities required across different jobs and work settings.

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Sead Dzigal

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Member and co-founder of the "New Media Center" from Skopje, a civil society organization for promotion and advancement of the use of new media for educational and socially useful purposes. He is particularly active in the field of media literacy and efforts to improve it in Macedonia. Actively involved in the area of open educational resources since 2009.

 

Jovica Tasevski

Jovica-TasevskiJovica Tasevski is a Macedonian poet, essayist, literary critic and librarian. He works in St. Clement of Ohrid, National and University Library inSkopje, as a Head of Sector. He graduated from the Comparative Literature Department of Blazhe Koneski, Faculty of Philology in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. He has published six poetry collections and two books of criticism and essays. Also, he has edited two anthologies of poetry. His works have appeared in a many magazines and newspapers.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of Stremezh literary magazine and a consultant in The Other Voices International Project - an anthology of world poetry, included in the World Poetry Directory of UNESCO. He won The Enchanting Poet Award for excellent contribution in poetry writing, given by The Enchanting Verses Literary Review.
He is a member of the Macedonian Writers' Association (Skopje), The Poetry Society (London) and of the World Poets Society (Larisa).
He worked as a Director and Editor-in-Chief in Makavej Publishing House (2000) and as a Officer in Department for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia (2001).

 

Marjan Zabrchanec

marjan-zabrcanecMarjan Zabrchanec comes from the Youth Educational Forum (YEF), a leading youth organization in Macedonia, whose mission is to situate youngsters as a relevant factor in the society, which enhances the internal and external integration of the country. Mr. Zabrchanec is a YEF member since its founding in 1999, and today he is YEF’s Executive Director. Marjan endorses the values of an open society and the usage of debates as a tool for enhancing democracy, and has more than a hundred implemented, managed and mentored civil projects, trainings, evens and coalitions in his portfolio. His specialties are organizational management, communications, public relations and the advocacy of civil organizations. He profoundly respects electronic music and is behind the team that founded the first internet radio in Macedonia, Radio YEF . He actively partakes in managing the Youth Republic initiative, as well as in the process of establishing a National Youth Council in Macedonia.

 

Sasa Popovic

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Saša Popović was born in Niš, in 1978, where he finished high school and graduated at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering. He is currently working as an IT teacher in two elementary schools in Niš. Saša also works on projects which are focused on applying informational technologies in education. He is well known among Serbian students and teachers as a founder and director of  free online academy at ucislobodno.com. The academy helped over 20.000 students to prepare themselves  for the final math exam in the past two years. Saša’s areas of expertize are video training and online video trainig content production. With his technique for creating math tutorials using Photoshop he won grand price on Deke’s Challenge Contest in the USA and earned credits from several designers, creative and content directors from companies Adobe Systems and linda.com. If he’s not near a computer, he’s either having fun with his two sons, or seriously ill.

 

Jovanka Gulicoska

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Jovanka Gulicoska is a student at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technologies in Skopje. She is a member of the Free Software Macedonia organization since January 2012, and is a part of the community since the beginning of 2011, when she becomes an active GNU/Linux user and an advocate of free and open source software.
In the December 2011 – March 2012 period, she participates in the Gnome Women Outreach, working on Empathy (an application for communication). This year, as a part of the Google Summer of Code , she is developing Boxes (a virtualization and remote desktop access tool), a GNOME project.

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Miodrag Dadasović, M.sc.

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Professional engagement: Employee of the National and University Library "St.. Kliment Ohridski "- Skopje as a librarian counselor at position of Head of the Refferal center.
Education: Faculty of Philosophy - Skopje, Department of Psychology, 1981.
Master of Library and Information Science, 2009., University of Zadar / Maribor.
Membership: Member of several national and international organizations, including member of the EIFL Advisory Board, National Coordinator of the Macedonian e-Libraries, a member of the Executive Board of the Library Association of Macedonia.
Authorship: Author of several dozen of published works (books, articles, reports, promotional materials), presenter of papers and presentations, lecturer, programs author, projects manager, participating in many domestic and international conferences.

 

Prof. Dr. Frederik Questier

Frederik-QuestierProf. Dr. Frederik Questier teaches courses about educational technologies and e-learning at the Teacher Training and Educational Sciences departments of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and computer science at the Vesalius College (Belgium). His main fields of interest are (educational) technologies, innovation and Free & Open Source Software. He is co-author of three books and tens of articles on these subjects, and he is often invited for international workshops and conferences. He is co-founder and was Research & Innovation Director of Chamilo, an association which aims at developing the best Free and Open Source software for e-learning and collaboration. He contributes as a consultant to ICT in education projects for universities in developing countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Cuba. Till the end of 2009 he was head of an expertise center in his university, focusing on the educational training of academic staff, educational innovation and the use of ICT in education. For more details see http://questier.com

 

Igor Nedelkovski

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Igor Nedelkovski (www.igor-nedelkovski.info) is professor at the University "St. Kliment Ohridski"-Bitola. He received Ph.D. in 1997 from the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Bitola, with a dissertation from the field of Computer Aided Engineering. Area of ​​scientific research of prof. Nedelkovski is Computational Simulation and Virtual Engineering. He is author of about 60 papers published in journals and conference proceedings, mostly international. Quoted in multiple databases as SCOPUS, ISI etc. Also, he is the author of two university textbooks and several manuals and lecture notes. Since May 2012 he was elected for president of the Macedonian Science Society - Bitola (www.mnd-bitola.mk) oldest scientific association in the Republic of Macedonia, established in 1960. Also prof. Nedelkovski is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for New Technologies, Innovations and Knowledge Transfer: Gauss Institute - Bitola (www.gaussinstitute.org). He was coordinator of 16 and participated in more than 20 international research and development projects funded by the EU (FP7, IPA, Interreg, CARDS, PHARE, Tempus programmes), USAID, GTZ, SINTEF, SPARK , etc.  Member of the Steering Committee of EU COST Action: HDRi - The digital capture, storage, transmission and display of real-world lighting.

 

Darko Brkan

darko_brkanDarko Brkan is founding president of Zašto ne (Why Not), one of the most prominent nongovernmental organizations in BiH that promotes civic activism, government accountability, and the use of digital media and new technologies in deepening democracy and a founding member of Dosta! (Enough!), Bosnia’s most prominent citizens’ movement for social justice and government accountability.
He graduated from the Faculty of Electric Engineering in Sarajevo majoring in Information Technology and is an MBA candidate on the School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo majoring in Strategic Information Management. Main fields of his professional interest are new technologies, digital and social media, elections and election related processes, political dynamics and ideologies, civic participation and engagement, international relations and peace processes, where he has been engaged on multiple different projects, initiatives, trainings and other activities of different kind. He has won several awards in the field of innovation and new technology, such as US Alumni Innovation Award for 2011 and the Power of One Cyprus Conference Interregional Innovative Projects Ideas first place in 2012.
Currently, he has finished his fellowship as a Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy where he was exploring how information technologies, online tools, and new media can be used to promote democracy and he is also a member of the Alumni of the Academy of Political Excellence of Council of Europe from 2008, Alumni of the Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict from 2010 and Alumni of the United States Government after completing the International Visitors Leadership Program in 2009.

 

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Tomislav Sokic

Tomislav-SokicTomislav Sokic was born in Zagreb on September 7th, 1978., where he completed elementary education and high school. Tomislav has Bsc in Transport Engineering, he is University Specialist for Financial Institutions and Markets and a PhD candidate at the Economy Faculty in Zagreb. His areas of interest and expertise are financial institutions and markets, economic development, multivariate and econometric data analysis and development of transport infrastructure and its influence on the economy.
Tomislav is one of the three CERP’s founders and its President. Through his work in a number of companies and civil service, he has gained diverse experience which drew him into dealing with economic issues. Tomislav worked with Hrvatske poste d.d., construction company Krug inzinjering d.o.o., Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia and as Inspector in the Internal Affairs Inspectorate of the Zagreb Police. Currently he is working in his own consultant company Benchmark d.o.o. and his last job was as a trainer in course for EBRD BAS “Women in Business".

 

Alek Tarkowski

tarkowski_zdjecieDirector of Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt Polska, a think-and-do-tank building tools and methodologies for using digital technologies to increase civic engagement. Public Lead of Creative Commons Poland. Member of the Council of Information, an advisory body to the Polish Ministry of Administration and Digital affairs, and of the Administrative Council of Communia, an international association supporting the digital public domain. In 2007-2011 member of the Board of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister of Poland, responsible for matters related to the development of digital society. Co-author of the report "Poland 2030".

 

Mojca Kotar

Mojca-KotarMojca Kotar studied at the University of Ljubljana, where she also completed her PhD degree with a thesis on bibliometrics (i.e., author cocitation analysis of the development of polyamide fibres). After working in a small library of the Department of Textiles of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering she was employed at the newly established University Office of Library Services whose basic task is the coordination of activities of the University of Ljubljana libraries. This University represents Slovenia in the Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe project (OpenAIRE). Mojca Kotar performs the activities of the OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk for Slovenia, which enables her to be acquainted with the latest developments in Open Access.

 

Vladimir Trajkovik

Vladimir-TrajkovikVladimir Trajkovik received Ph.D. degrees 2003. His current position is the Associate Professor and the Vice Dean for Science at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering.  He is currently responsible for several courses at undergraduate level, and “Mobile and Web Services”, “Collaborative Systems” and “Innovative Technologies” at postgraduate level.

He realized multiple research stays with several European Universities as visiting scientist within the scope of different EU and international projects. He is an author of more than 80 journal and conference papers. Dr. Trajkovik has participated (as researcher or project leader) in 15 international projects sponsored by European Commission in the framework of TEMPUS, PHARE and FP programs. He is co-founder of few companies including Seavus, Creation Pal (Sporty Pal), and DoxOut.

 

Olga Samardzic Jankova

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Olga Samardzic Jankova graduated from the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics in Skopje. She has twenty years of experience working in the Macedonian educational system as a teacher, advisor in the Bureau for Development of Education and specialist for ICT in education in two educational projects funded by USAID. She is currently employed in the ‘Open the windows’ organization implementing USAID’s Project for e-Accessible Education. She participated in the localization of various educational software and trainings of teachers for using the software in tuition.

 

Dragan Koprivica

Dragan_Koprivica_fotkaDragan was born in Nikšić on July 24th, 1978. He completed elementary education and high school in Economics in Nikšić, and he graduated at the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica. He is currently on master studies, department for the Economy of public sector.
Dragan is one of founders of the Center for Democratic Transition. He has participated in developing and organizing of all the previous CDT projects as a Regional Coordinator, Program Coordinator or Deputy Director. He was elected as Executive Director on the decision of the CDT Managing Board on December 24, 2009.
Dragan was a participant and lecturer o many trainings, seminars and conferences, on regional and international level. He is an author of many publications and he has expertise in election monitoring, parliamentary development, internship in state institutions, organization, networking, management and human resources, democracy and good governance.
He speaks English language.

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Dimitrovska Vasilka

Dimitrovska-VasilkaDimitrovska Vasilka, Ms. Sci. in archaeology, researcher and blogger from the Republic of Macedonia, engaged in public archaeology and cultural heritage. She writes and publish scientific and popular articles on this issues, participate in public debates and symposiums and gives professional advice. Dimitrovska is co-founder of Wikimedia Macedonia and CEO of Haemus - center for scientific research and promotion of the culture.

http://arheo.com.mk

Twitter: @Arheoblog


 

Biljana Kosanovic

Biljana-KosanovicBiljana Kosanovic is working in the National Library of Serbia from 1995. She served as  national coordinator of KoBSON and as country coordinator in EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) Project. Present responsibilities are (1) managing activities on scientific databases acquisition and dissemination, (2) organizing monitoring on scientific information utilization in academic society, and (3) promoting electronic access to the information among academic community. She is also very active in Open Access program, and coordinating all activities for DoiSerbia project.

 

Marina Vasileva

marina-vasilevaMarina Vasileva was born and lives in Skopje. She has been a regional master trainer for the past 10 years. Published several papers in pedagogic journals. Reviewer of textbooks for students, an author of several winning educational projects in the country. Received many certificates and awards. She is an author of the project “Grandma’s Games”. Revived the old children’s game by connecting it with the new IT trend.

This project was the only project from a CEE country amongst the winners in the Global Partners in Learning Forum, organized by Microsoft this year in Washington DC. This project also won the First Runner up place in the prestigious “Educator’s choice” category.


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Video Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/vasilevamarina1

She strongly believes that education is also a foundation of every society, and therefore she wants to build solid and high values for her students to succeed in their education and their dreams to become a reality in the future.

 

Vladimir Trajkovski

Vladimir-TrajkovskiDr Vladimir Trajkovski was born in Skopje in 1968. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation. He is a graduate of the Skopje Faculty of Medicine in 1994, where he later obtained his M.Sc. (1999).  He obtained PhD degrees in 2002 on the Faculty of Philosophy. He is the president of Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism and organizer of first international student’s special educational seminar in 1999. He introduced subject Autism in the postgraduate curricula at the Faculty of Philosophy. His research interest is genetic and physiological aspects of autism spectrum disorders, but he has also published in the fields of human genetics and medical basis of disability.  He was former editor of the Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation. He is an active member of the Autism Europe, member of the European Association of Service Providers for People with disabilities, member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. He is a consulting editor for Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, associate editor for Bulgarian Journal of Communication Disorders, associate editor for Croatian Review of Rehabilitation Research.

 

Dimitar Poposki

Dimitar-PoposkiMr Dimitar Poposki was born in Prilep in 1974. Information manager/Digitization consultant currently working at the "Blaze Koneski" Faculty of Philology in Skopje, Macedonia. He has substantial library and public administration experience. From 2004 until 2008 he focused mainly on digitization and Optical character recognition, as a result of the one year US Department of State scholarship in Library and Information Science conducted at  Rutgers University.Since 2006, he has actively participated and presented his research at 34 International Library and Information Science conferences (USA, EU, SEEurope). He hosted workshops, trainings, lectures and consultation services on advanced web searching, optical character recognition, digitization, newspaper and historical archives, computer assisted translation, open access/ open educational resources, academic/scientific publishing at the Faculty of Philology "Blaze Koneski", National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski" (Skopje, Macedonia), Department for Slavic Languages at the Karl Franzens University (Graz, Austria), Macedonian Academy of Science and Art (Centre for Areal Linguistics), United Nations - International Atomic Energy Agency - International Nuclear Information Systems (Vienna, Austria), Scholarly Communication Centre at Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA), Mikrosam company (A high tech industry robot factory). Taking part of the Open Access advocacy movement he organized and presented Open Access Week events since 2010. Supporter of open education/open science/open (goverment) data movement. Since 2008 he is taking part of PhD information science studies at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences, Department of Information and Communication Science. His professional interests are focused on digitization of cultural heritage, information/knowledge management, scientific repositories, academic publishing, open access/open educational resources.