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Lazarevic, Bojan



Bojan Lazarevic HeadshotClinical Assistant Professor
School of Teaching and Learning

College of Education
University of Florida
2-209 Norman Hall
PO Box 117049
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone Number: 845-891-4001
blazarevic@ufl.edu

Research Biography

Bojan Lazarevic’s educational background is in instructional technology with emphasis on online learning, media development and emerging technologies. His dissertation was focused on the instructional design and the role of video technology in developing a Community of Inquiry in online learning.

The scope of Dr. Lazarevic’s research interest encompasses the intersection of emerging technologies, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3D modeling/printing, interactive multimedia development, cognition and learning, Web2.0 technologies, and online teaching methods.

Currently, he is a principal researcher for the following two projects: a) VR Across Disciplines and b) Facilitating Community of Inquiry through Screencasting and Video Announcements. The project VR Across Disciplines is focused on identifying effective teaching practices in using VR devices and immersive media in areas such as medicine, natural sciences, mathematics, business, language learning, sociology, art, marketing and education. While the Facilitating Community of Inquiry study is centered on the promotion of teaching and social presence within an online learning environment.

To date, Dr. Lazarevic has published two books and a number of papers in both peer review journals and conference proceedings. He is finalizing his third book entitled Presentation Media for K-12 Teachers.

Degrees

Ph.D. in Educational Studies, 2011
Specializations in Instructional Technology and Online Learning
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.A. in Adult Education, 2006
University of Belgrade

B.A. in Adult Education, 2000
University of Belgrade

Key Professional Appointments

Assistant/Associate Professor of Information Technology, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, Mount Saint Marry College, Newburgh, NY, 2011-2018.

Teaching Assistant in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2007-2011.

Assistant Professor of Adult Education, Department of Pedagogy, College of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2000-2007.

Activities and Honors

Honors

Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011.

Recognized as an outstanding scholar for academic achievement by the Golden Key International Honour Society, 2007/08.

Honorary Citizen of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 2008.

Graduate Assistantship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007-2011.

Centennial Fellowship, Outstanding Graduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007.

Junior Faculty Development Scholarship, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, 2004-2005.

Activities

Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters, 2018 – Present.

Certified American Councils’ Local Coordinator. American Council for International Education, 2015 – Present.

Key expert & lead consultant responsible for creating a national strategic document entitled: Guidelines for Advancing the Role of Information-Communication Technologies in Education. The National Education Council of the Republic of Serbia & The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit (SIPRU) – Government of the Republic of Serbia, 2012-2013.

Grants

Co-adviser & co-investigator
Recipient of the following two grants for Summer Undergraduate Research Experience project – SURE, a) Transforming Classrooms with Emerging Technology, Funded for $1,500, 2016; b) Facilitating Active Learning with Web 2.0 Technology, Funded for $1,000, 2013; Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York

Principal Investigator
E-learning and Online Course Development via LMS MOODLE, World University Service: WUS Austria, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, Funder for 10,000 Euros, 2006.

Selected Publications

Books

Lazarevic, B. (in progress). Presentation Media for K-12 Teachers.

Lazarevic, B. (2011). Being a Teacher in Online Instruction: Promoting Teaching Presence through Video Technology. Saarbrücken, Lambert Academic Publishing. (ISBN: 978-3-8443-9936-3)

Lazarevic, B. (2007). Through Education to Recreation. Belgrade, Adult Education Society & The Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV International). (ISBN: 978-86-906133-7-3)

Articles

Yengin, I. & Lazarevic, B. (2018). Mobile apps for learning argumentation skills: Exploring student perception of dialog games on tablet devices. International Journal of Information and Educational Technology, 8(2), 133-138.

Smirnova, L., Lazarevic, B. & Malloy, V. (2018). There is more to digital learning than counting on your fingers: Transforming learning and teaching with digital pedagogy. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 27(2), 231-244.

Bentz, D. & Lazarevic, B. (2015). Online learning challenges: Need for evolving models. European Scientific Journal. Vol. 2, 68-79.

Daher, T. & Lazarevic, B. (2014). Emerging instructional technologies: Exploring the extent of faculty use of Web 2.0 tools at a Midwestern community college. TechTrends. 58(6), 42-50. (DOI: 10.1007/s11528-014-0802-1)

Yengin, I. & Lazarevic, B. (2014). The DiaCog: A prototype tool for visualizing online dialog games’ interactions.  Research in Higher Education Journal, Vol. 25, 1-14.

McNulty, A. & Lazarevic, B. (2012). Best practices in using video technology to promote second language acquisition. Teaching English with Technology, 12(3), 49-61.

Scepanovic, D., Lazarevic, B. & Wassenmiller, A. (2011). Reform in progress: Current trends and concerns in developing education management information systems in Southeastern European countries.  Proceedings from the 35th Annual European Studies Conference. (pp.1-24), Omaha, USA: University of Nebraska.

Lazarevic, B. & Bentz, D. (2010). Web 2.0 audio tools for online language learning: Teaching method issues. Proceedings from the International Conference ICT in Language Learning 3rd Edition (pp.1-6), Firenze, Italy: Pixel.

Lazarevic, B. (2010). What research says about video delivery in online instruction: Implications for teaching presence and student’s motivation. Proceedings from the International Symposium on Open and Distance Learning & International Council for Educational Media (IODL & ICEM) Conference, (pp.511-527), Eskisehir, Turkey: Anadolu Universitesi.

Lazarevic, B., Bentz, D. & Scepanovic, D. (2010). An in depth case analysis of two language teachers coping with online instruction. Proceedings from eChallenges e-2010 Conference, (pp.1-9), Warsaw, Poland: IIMC International Information Management Corporation.

Bentz, D., Lazarevic, B., Scepanovic, D. & Haines, C. (2010). Exploring teaching presence in both online and face-to-face learning environments. Proceedings from eChallenges e-2010 Conference, (pp.1-7), Warsaw, Poland: IIMC International Information Management Corporation.

Lazarevic, B., Scepanovic, D. & Wassenmiller, A. (2010). Cognitive assumptions of designing an audio enhanced slide presentation. Proceedings from 6th International Conference on Education, (pp.115-122), Samos, Greece: Research and Training Institute of East Aegean.

Wassenmiller, A., Lazarevic, B. & Scepanovic, D. (2010). Internet use among children and adolescents: Threats and safeguards. Proceedings from 6th International Conference on Education, (pp.123-123) Samos, Greece: Research and Training Institute of East Aegean.

Lazarevic, B. & Scepanovic, D. (2010). Unrevealed potential in delivering distance courses: The instructional value of audio, eLearning and Software for Education Journal, Proceedings from: 6th International Scientific Conference eLSE – eLearning and Software for Education, (pp. 293-300), Bucharest, Romania.

Wassenmiller, A., Lazarevic, B. & Scepanovic, D. (2010). E-Portfolios for performance assessment: Best practices and new directions. eLearning and Software for Education Journal, Proceedings from: 6th International Scientific Conference eLSE – eLearning and Software for Education (pp.321-328). Bucharest, Romania.