Knowledge Based Multimedia System for
Professor Danimir Mandic
Informatics and didactic
University of Belgrade
Kraljice Natalije 43
Abstract: This paper deals with a concept of
Knowledge system which is created to support medern
learning and teaching. Educational technology is
constantly changing and improving in line with the
development of science and information technology.
Traditional teaching is most often criticized for
insufficient activity of students, inadequate teaching
intuition and dynamism, the impossibility of
individualisation of teaching, lack of continuous
feedback on the achievements of students and others.
Intensive development of telecommunications technology
and computer systems, permanent connection to the
Internet and WEB based learning systems enabled better
use of computer technology in teaching. Computer based
knowledge systems provide flexible organization of
activities, lectures and study materials and a complex
evaluation of students.
Teaching is often formalized, verbalized and not
sufficiently visual, reducing knowledge durability as
well as possibility of connecting theory with real life.
Multimedia knowledge systems is created for personal
computers offer possibility for making electronic text
books involving text, pictures, sounds, animations and
films, in such a way that learners can individually
proceed in learning teaching contents, they can return
to contents which are not clear enough to them, they can
receive feedback and additional information in
accordance with their own capabilities and interests.
Interactivity and quality of presented materials, using
multimedia and hypertext, offer considerably richer
contents compared with teaching carried out in
Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Danimir Mandic graduated at the Faculty of Mechanical
engineering in Sarajevo, in the area of Information
systems. Masters degree got at the University of
Belgrade in the area of Information systems in traffic
engineering. At the Faculty of technical sciences in
Novi Sad he got a DSc in the area of Information systems
in traffic engineering, and he got PhD at the University
of East Sarajevo in the area of Educational technology.
He was a postgraduate student at the Michigan State
University at the department of Computer Sciences.
Currently he is a full professor of Informatics and
educational technology at the University of Belgrade in
Serbia and a chief of Department of Didactics and
Educational Technology. From 1987. up to 1992 he was
assistant at the Faculty of Traffic Engineering in
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). From 1992. he is
professor at the Faculty of Teacher Training in Belgrade
Danimir Mandic published more than 50 scientific papers
and 16 books in the area of Informatics and Educational
Technology. He was a leader in three scientific
projects: Educational software for students, Interactive
multimedia classroom and Distance education systems for
high education. Currently he is the leader in scientific
project: Evaluation of the Curriculum at the Teacher
Training faculties in Serbia using modern technologies
and distance education. He is the author of several
innovations in education. Currently he is developing a
WEB portal for teachers, pupils, parents...
Danimir Mandic is advanced tester and coordinator for
European Computer Driving Licence in Serbia.