Bojan Lazarevic 

Clinical Assistant Professor

Bojan Lazarevic





PO Box 117049
Gainesville, FL 32611



Bojan Lazarevic's educational background is in instructional technology with an emphasis on online learning, media development, and emerging technologies. His work is strongly rooted in an interdisciplinary approach aspiring to bridge the science of learning and innovative online pedagogy with various academic fields such as medicine, language, and art.

The scope of Dr. Lazarevic's research interest encompasses the intersection of online teaching methods and quality assurance, instructional design, emerging technologies including virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR), interactive multimedia, cognition and learning. Currently, his research endeavors gravitate toward exploring effective strategies for integrating emerging learning technologies associated with online instruction. He is especially invested in designing, developing, and evaluating the affordances of video technology and 360/VR immersive content and its application in an online environment. Translating theory into practice combined with reflective instructional design has been the pivotal point of his academic efforts in the past decade. As a principal researcher he conducts the following two ongoing projects: a) Integration of an Immersive VR Video Technology in Nursing Education and b) Task-Based Language Teaching Through Virtual Reality.

Above all, Dr. Lazarevic enjoys leading the EdTech undergraduate specialization and minor at the University of Florida. This professional engagement consists of a wide range of responsibilities that are not limited to the following: conceptualizing curriculum, coordinating instructional and program activities, mentoring course instructors, securing external partnerships, and teaching.

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.


  • School of Teaching and Learning
  • Institute for Advanced Learning Technologies

Research Interests

Action Research, Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Design and Development of Educational Technology Interventions, ESOL, Educational / Instructional Design, Emerging Technologies, Faculty Development, Learning Culture and Technology, Mixed Methods, Online and Distance Education, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Universal Design for Learning, Web 2.0 Technologies


  • Ph.D. in Instructional Technology and Curriculum, 2011, Specializations in Online Learning and Multimedia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • M.A. in Adult Education, 2006 University of Belgrade.
  • B.A. in Adult Education, 2000 University of Belgrade.

Professional Appointments

  • 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

  • Patent: i360i - Health Assessment VR, US Patent Application No.: 90/723,532; UF Ref. No.: T18205US002; Co-Inventor with Dr. Bumbach, M., USA, 2022.
  • Blue Ribbon Award, College of Education, University of Florida, USA, 2019.
  • Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters, 2018 - Present.
  • Licensed program: State curriculum for permanent professional development, Design and development of multimedia presentation, animation and video for teachers. Co-author with Kovacevic, D. of the National Curriculum sponsored by the Republic of Serbia Government agency ZUOV for academic years of 2016, 2017 & 2018. Project ID # I750673-8; Catalog # 346; Registration ID# 570-480/2015.
  • 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.
  • Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, 2011.
  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007-2011.
  • Honorary Citizen of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 2008.
  • Outstanding Scholar for Academic Achievement, Recognized by the Golden Key International Honor Society, USA, 2007.
  • Centennial Fellowship Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, 2007.
  • Junior Faculty Development Program Scholar Award, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State & American Council for International Education (ACTR-ACCELS), Serbia, 2004-2005.

Selected Grants

Gleim Summer Research Partnership

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Gleim Publications, Inc
Project Period
  • 2022
Award Amount
  • $12,000

Immersive mixed reality technology: Enhancing student learning experiences through content interaction

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Technology Fee Academic Innovation Grants, University of Florida
Project Period
  • 2020
Award Amount
  • $46,574

EduGator Makery

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • College of Education, University of Florida
Project Period
  • 2019
Award Amount
  • $13,801

Transforming Classrooms with Emerging Technology

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Mount Saint Mary College
Project Period
  • 2016
Award Amount
  • $1,500

Facilitating Active Learning with Web 2.0 Technology

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Mount Saint Mary College
Project Period
  • 2013
Award Amount
  • $1000

E-learning and Online Course Development via LMS MOODLE

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • University of Belgrade
Project Period
  • 2006
Award Amount
  • €10,000

Selected Publications

Books / Book Chapters
  • 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)
  • Lazarevic, B. (in progress). Presentation Media for K-12 Teachers.
  • Lazarevic, B., Fuller, J., & Cain, J. (accepted, 2022). Facilitating Community of Inquiry through video-enhanced online instruction: What are learners’ impressions?, TechTrends.
  • Šćepanović, D., Korać, I., & Lazarevic, B. (2021). The Readiness of Teachers for Implementing Information and Communication Technology in Serbian Higher Education Institutions. Teme. Vol. XLV (1), 19-32.
  • Lazarevic, B., & Bentz, D. (2020). Student perceptions of stress in online and face-to-face learning: The exploration of stress determinants. American Journal of Distance Education. doi:10.1080/08923647.2020.1748491
  • 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.
  • 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. doi:10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.2.1022
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • Lazarevic, B., & Milic, A. (2022, January). Mastery Learning in the 21st Century Online Environment: Innovative Pedagogies for Instructional Developers. Research presentation at the 19th Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE): Honolulu, HI, USA.
  • Lazarevic, B., & Bentz, D. (2022, January). Designing Learning Experiences to Reduce Student Stress Level in Dual Delivery Courses with Large Enrollment. Research presentation at the 19th Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE): Honolulu, HI, USA.
  • Lazarevic, B., & Driver, M. (2022, March). Task-based language teaching through virtual reality: The case of an online Serbian heritage language school. The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference: Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Lazarevic, B. (2022, April). Standardization of Online Learning. Invited speaker, The Digital Education 2022 Conference. EdTech Center Western Balkans: Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Aul, K., Bumbach, M.D., Stuart, J., Stephen, A., & Lazarevic, B. (2021, June). Meeting Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Student’s Clinical Learning Needs through Virtual Simulation Strategies. INACSL Conference 2021, Denver, CO, USA.
  • Lazarevic, B., Cain, J., & Fuller, J. (2020, November). Is the Multimedia Experience a Determinant of the Community of Inquiry Model in Video-Based Online Instruction? The Exploration of Student Perception, Research presentation at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference - 2020 AECT International Convention. AECT: Jacksonville, USA.
  • Lazarevic, B., Fuller, J. S. & Cain, J. (2019, November). Facilitating Community of Inquiry through video: Announcements, screencast tutorials, feedback, and discussions. Research presented at the OLC Accelerate 2019 Conference: Orlando, FL, USA.
  • Kester, B., Elrod, R. & Lazarevic, B. (2019, October). zSpace: Transforming teaching and learning with mixed reality, Research presented at the Florida Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) 2019 Annual Conference. Nova Southeastern University: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.
  • Lazarevic, B. (2019, July). Stress Boundaries of the Learning Environments in Institutions of Liberal Arts Education. Research presentation at the International Conference Business Education Social Sciences & Innovation Technology: Budapest, Hungary.
  • Lazarevic, B. (2019, June). Synergy of VR and 3D Printing: Emerging Technologies for Innovative Teaching in Mathematics and Medicine. Research presentation at the EduLearn, 2019 Conference: Palma De Mallorca, Spain.