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Ivan Kalaš – Slovakia

Ivan Kalas is the head of the Department of Informatics Education at Comenuis University where he leads educational research and mentors doctoral students in the field of technology-enhanced learning. For more than 15 years, Kalas has concentrated on developing educational software for children and students of all ages, the complex digital literacy of future teachers and constructionist enhancements of learning processes through digital technologies.

He is co-author of several programming environments for children, which are being used in thousands of schools around the world as well as several books on children’s programming.  Ivan has been involved in the organisation of a number of national and international conferences on integrating digital technologies into modern education.

He was also one of the leaders of the countrywide Infovek (Info age) project which equipped all Slovak schools with PC labs and ran initial digital literacy teacher development programs for 40,000 teachers.

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