O Odsjeku

Academic year 2017-2018

Projects’ goals and partners

Project 1: Cruiseum – Equal Through Museums

The project was realized in cooperation with: XI. Gymnasium (Professor of Fine Arts: Nataša Babić Bogdanic), Museum of Typhology (Director: Željka Bosnar Salihagić), Museum of the City of Zagreb (Mrs. Vesna Leiner), Archaeological Museum (Mr. Ozren Domiter), Croatian School Museum (Director Štefka Batinić) and Ethnographic Museum the museum (Mrs. Željka Jelavić).

The main theme of the project is equality. The project started in XI. Gymnasium where university students conducted a survey to discover if the high school students were familiar with and interested in the museums. Furthermore, the university students organized professional tours through museums for highschool students, they also designed and moderated five workshops. They started with the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb, where the topic was "Aborigines", and university students organized a fine arts workshop where high school pupils had to draw what the word "equality" means for them by using the pointing technique. The next museum on the tour was the Croatian School Museum in which the theme was school uniforms, and the workshop was designed as a debate with the thesis “School uniforms erase differences between students”, and the class was divided into 2 teams (for and against). Furthermore, the workshops were organized at the Museum of the City of Zagreb and at the Typhlological Museum (where highschool students had the opportunity to go through a part of the permanent display with blindfolds to become aware of the world of blind and partially sighted people). At the Typhlological Museum, professional guidance encompassed the topics of education, writing and artistic expression of the blind and visually impaired, and during the workshop highschool students were divided into 3 groups, each was given a picture that they had to describe in detail (for example, a person who had never seen before). The last stop was the Archaeological Museum with the topic "Roman Empire: Religion and Cult". The workshop was designed as a roundtable, and highschool students could discuss religions, respect and tolerance on an equal and open basis. In the final phase, back at the classroom of the XI. Gymnasium, a final evaluation was conducted to determine whether and to what extent the project affected the change in highschool students' attitudes regarding museums, and whether they had a desire to visit museums and other heritage institutions more frequently.

Link to final presentation: https://prezi.com/view/OnPABRTwbqgYBhRHdRyB/

Link to ePortfolio: https://sites.google.com/view/kruzej-krozmuzejejednaki


Project 2: Information literacy workshops for elementary students

The project of information literacy workshops for elementary school students is a continuation of the successful service-learning collaboration between the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Children Library Marin Držić, involving other partner institutions: Grigor Vitez Elementary School, Rapska Primary School and Marin Držić Primary School.

Three workshops were conducted: How to be safe on the internet, Electronic information resources and Rules of conduct on the internet. The workshops with fourth grade elementary school students focused on helping them to realize the importance of using the internet properly and in a useful way through interactive activities, especially as these are still areas to which school teachers do not devote enough time, due to the strict school curriculum.

At the workshops, surveys were also conducted among the elementary school students that provided insight into the behavior of 4th grade students on the Internet.

Link to final presentation: https://prezi.com/view/KftJwLSjodJOtD6VmuMH/

Link to ePortfolio: https://sites.google.com/site/radioniceinfpismenosti/home


Project 3: Internet etiquette: rules of conduct on the Internet

The partner institution was the Dugave Library and the Dugave Primary School.

There are a number of dangers on the Internet such as stalking, insulting, impersonation, peer violence and pedophilia. Children, as the youngest and most inexperienced, are particularly at risk. Therefore, there is a need to make them aware of the consequences and dangers of the Internet and the social networks they use. As the Internet is not only a network of computers, but also a large informal community with its own code of conduct, it is of great importance to teach children that the same rules of conduct apply to the Internet as in real life (Internet etiquette). By adopting the rules of conduct on the Internet early, they can develop into future digital professionals and computer literate individuals who can contribute to the community through proper and beautiful behavior on the Internet.

Through a series of workshops, university students taught 6th and 7th grade elementary school students and their parents about the potential dangers of careless and misbehavior on the Internet and social networks that could endanger their child's safety.

Link to final presentation: https://prezi.com/p/nj5oz9ei9xfj/

Link to ePortfolio: https://sites.google.com/view/internetski-bonton-portfolio/naslovnica


Project 4: INFour - development of an info-brochure for non-formal education lecturers

The partner institution with which the project was implemented was the Association Zamisli -  Association for promoting quality education of young people with disabilities.

The project "Creating an Info Brochure for Lecturers in Non-Formal Education" was created to provide concrete suggestions on how to prepare lectures and exercises on the development of communication skills in which people with disabilities participate. The project is intended for people who serve as lecturers in formal and non-formal educational settings, for students who have to make presentations and lectures as part of their education, for academic staff who are not sufficiently aware of this issue. The project is intended to sensitize lecturers who do not have rehabilitation and other qualifications to work with people with disabilities. The brochure defines what disability is, who solves the problem of disability, and provides specific tips for improving presentational skills.

The brochure can be downloaded in pdf format or browsed online through the link: https://issuu.com/katarinabetak/docs/info_bro__ura_za_predava___ice_u_ne

Link to final presentation: https://prezi.com/p/-jkh6jov3qew/

Link to ePortfolio: https://sites.google.com/site/infourdku/home/brosura


Project 5: Designing an application and school of programming for the Dar Association

The partner institution was the DAR Association - association for the gifted children.

As part of the project, university students have created a mobile application for DAR association members and DAR administrators to facilitate communication between members and administrators. The second part of the project involved four workshops for gifted children of primary school age (upper elementary schools) and high school where they were taught to develop mobile applications (the basics of mobile app design and the creation of a simple app with several views). The technologies used by the students included standard web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, jQuery).

Link to final presentation: https://prezi.com/p/kw5rg61nuscm/

Link to ePortfolio:https://sites.google.com/view/e-portfoliodku


Project 6: Computer and information literacy of teachers of XI. Gymnasium

The partner institution was XI.Gymnasium in Zagreb.

The main objective of the project was to inform high school teachers about the use of information technologies and tools through IT workshops on four different topics (Kahoot, MSMovie Maker, Excel and Quizlet). The first was a Kahoot tool workshop, followed by a short video making workshop that was also the most complicated for users. This was followed by an MS Excel workshop, in which university students taught high school teachers about the basic functions and actions in Excel. During this workshop students had to improvise to help professors solve a specific problem - designing an annual school curriculum. Improvisation was carried out successfully to the satisfaction of both parties. Finally, the last workshop had a topic of test development in Quizlet.

Link to final presentation: https://prezi.com/p/txhm8utztu4x

Link to ePortfolio: https://sites.google.com/site/projektxigimnazija/welcome


Project 7: Workshops for elementary school students "Popularity of chat applications among children, problems and dangers of internet / Internet safety".

The partner institution was Jure Kaštelan Elementary School, also known as "Savica Primary School".

The project was aimed at the elementary school sixth grade students. This target group was chosen because during this period of life they start to actively use mobile phones and computers, and it is important to teach them some principles and rules of using the Internet. As the topics of behavior on the Internet, its dangers and protections are not addressed in the existing school curriculum, students held workshops in which they instructed children on the problems of cyberbulling, phishing, trolling, e-mail traps, password security, etc.

Link to final presentation: https://prezi.com/02-jffzl892l/project-students-filosophy-faculty/

Link to ePortfolio: https://sites.google.com/view/dkuprojekt


Academic year 2016-2017

Projects’ goals and partners

Project 1: Information workshops for elementary school students

The aim  of the project was to encourage elementary school students to search the Internet and use social media in a responsible and careful way and to teach them to work in ISSUE Digital Publishing platform.

The link to the Prezi presentation: https://prezi.com/adl5fgwyggti/informacijska-radionica/

The link to the video: https://youtu.be/ZNgls_6ZFvM


Project 2: Digital imaging for primary school children

The first objective of this project was to point out to the elementary school children that pictures on the covers of magazines are not a real measure of beauty and that the photographs of celebrities are being edited by a whole range of experts and that this "artificial beauty" is not realistic. In this way, the students wanted to boost the self-confidence and self-esteem of children in higher grades of primary schools, who are, being in the adolescent age group, very sensitive to their external appearance and are constantly exposed to media pressure and photographs of the "perfect" men and women that impose a sense of inferiority. Another aim of the project was to present the "light" side of the Photoshop through practical workshops for children where they were designing various invitations and flyers, receiving skills that can come in handy during their future education.

The link to the video: https://youtu.be/xabbkgpZTN0

The link to the Prezi presentation: https://prezi.com/p0qxoopftap1/dku/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy


Project 3: Safe friend is always a trend!

Since the informatics curriculum for primary schools does not include topics on safety and child security on the Internet, students have recognized the community need to convey the most important information on the protection and self-presentation on the Internet to children through a series of workshops.

The link to the video: https://youtu.be/RMvFwezEHaI

The link to the Prezi presentation: https://prezi.com/ilrh0jbajsc_/siguran-frend-uvijek-je-trend/


Project 4: TOOROOM-VIRTUAL TOUR of the Velika Gorica Youth Club

The results of the survey adminstered by group Mladi and members of the Velika Gorica alternative scene showed that young people in town Velika Gorica (15 -29 years of age) lack the alternative places to go, they lack free educational workshops and debate club, cultural, sporting and social events and are in need of new contents. In order to meet the needs of these young people, the city mayor has encouraged the opening of the Youth Club.

In this projects, students created the applications TOOROOM that promotes and encourages young people in Velika Gorica to visit their Youth Club. Students aimed to help the city and the local community in raising awareness of the existence of such a useful place in as many young people as possible.

The link to the video: https://youtu.be/alYf1qAR5sE

The link to the Prezi presentation: https://prezi.com/doq35psc1l8s/vr-tooroom/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy


Project 5: Information literacy as a key attribute for lifelong learning

The aim of the project was to conduct workshops of information literacy to elementary school pupils in the age of 10-12 years, more specifically, to teach them how to search for and evaluate information, to present the acquired knowledge, and to protect themselves on the Internet.

The link to the video: https://youtu.be/ITk-U7CGnWk

The link to the Prezi presentation: https://prezi.com/1dqsovkmnpjb/drustveno-korisno-ucenje-radionice-informacijske-pismenosti-20162017/


Project 6: Cronauts

Specific project objectives were to determine the level of knowledge of online interactive tools in elementary school pupils and to replace traditional tools which children previously used (such as PowerPoint presentations and posters) with online tools that enable greater interactivity in transmitting multimedia messages (eg. Prezi, SMoR and Mindomo).

The link to the video: https://youtu.be/RuLKr0LyfN0

The link to the Prezi presentation: https://prezi.com/gcmuad_il2ff/projekt-cronauti-klub-iz-i-i-radionice-multimedijskog-opismenjavanja/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy


Project 7: Social inclusion of elderly at risk of social isolation

The project plan was to design and implement workshops of information literacy in the home for the elderly, aiming to help the elderly at risk of social exclusion.

Residents at homes for the elderly belong to a group of elderly people who are at risk of social exclusion due to lack of knowledge and inability to use ICT. The project enabled students to develop competencies and skills applying already acquired knowledge and has helped the residents at one institution (homes for the elderly) to gain ICT skills to a certain extent.

Students have concluded that older people shy away from new technology for several reasons:

a) physical disability (loss of vision, poor cognitive function, tremors ...)

b) mental "fence" (discomfort due to ignorance)

c) lack of knowledge and experience in use of the new technologies

After the workshop, however, their interest in the use of information technology grew for these reasons:

a) the ability to do what they were pleased (quizzes, online games ...)

b) better and more frequent contact with the families

c) knowledge about current events

d) recall of the past through viewing digital photos

e) socializing and quality free time

The link to the video: https://youtu.be/8Jm0TIiaJ6I

The link to the Prezi presentation: http://prezi.com/lquzjgtrr3qh/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy 


Project 8: Information literacy education for women asylum seekers

The aim of the project was to conduct workshops of information literacy to women asylum seekers in Zagreb (Croatia), to help them fight the social exclusion. Getting to know the cultures of women asylum seekers which are very different from their own, students managed to get rid of prejudices that they had at the beginning of the project, they reported that they became more tolerant and more aware of social problems.

The link to the video: https://youtu.be/mrlP9XIhFo8

The link to the Prezi presentation: https://prezi.com/s8a06a62wdyq/rad-sa-zenama-iz-prihvatilista-za-trazitelje-azila-porin/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Academic year 2014-2015

Projects’ goals and partners


The first project entitled Improvement and Promotion of Services in the Small Library was realized in cooperation with the public library of Gracac. Since it is a small library with only 2 staff members (Assistant Librarian and Director) as well as small number of users (about 200), the first aim of the project was to investigate the perception of the Library among existing and potential users through a survey that was conducted in the library and in a local primary school, since the majority of users are school children. Furthermore, university students have developed and implemented a new identity of the Gracac public library (they have designed a logo, membership cards and a trademark), in order for the Gracac library to become recognized in both the local and regional community. Students have also raised awareness of the importance of libraries as a source of knowledge and information through the promotion of this library on the Facebook social network and through printed brochures that were distribued to locals.
The project is described on the Google page https://sites.google.com/site/kicgracac/ and in Prezi: https://prezi.com/mcevrv9mfgeb/knjiznica-i-citaonica-gracac/
Another project called Students for children aimed to raise awareness on the importance of education for children in the Home for Orphans Antun Gustav Matos in Zagreb. The Home has 2 departments (department of children up to 18 years and department of children up to 14 years). University students wanted to encourage these children to learn, but also to teach them how to get the necessary information and how to use various sources of knowledge. Since the target population was a very sensitive group with special problems regarding motivation and concentration, students have tried to raise the awareness on the importance of literacy through various creative workshops (making greeting cards, posters, bookmarks for books, etc. with children). Students have tried to present many creative ways of expression that can help children in their learning and/or while looking for the desired job.
The project is described in Prez: https://prezi.com/-b4pwzep4ygn/studenti-za-djecu/

Academic year 2011-2012


Projects’ goals and partners

The first project named DicDucFac (idea-leadership-project) was planned as a workshop that dealt with the application of modern social media (Facebook, YouTube, Gmail) for the purpose of self-promotion, free advertising via social networks, job search, job enrichment, and successful career transitioning.. The workshop was organized for highly-skilled computer literate unemployed youth to increase their chances for employment and self-employment. The project covered both the educational aspect of the human resource development (development of transferable knowledge and different skills) and socio-economic issues in fighting unemployment. It was realized with the local NGO – Croatian Slavic Society. It is described in Prezi:http://prezi.com/hisyj6jhjijz/dicducfac-ideja-vodstvo-produkt/ Moodle sitehttps://moodle.srce.hr/eportfolio/view/view.php?id=7632 and Google site: https://sites.google.com/site/dicducfac2357/home


The aim of the second project named Facebook workshop 65+ was to introduce information technology to older people through computer tutoring and workshops. Students in the project helped older people to gain access to, and learn about, how they can get the best out of digital technology. Through the workshop sessions older people increased their confidence of using technology and felt more connected. The project is described in Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Besplatna-Radionica-Tin-Ujevi%C4%87/248732571846546

and Google site: https://sites.google.com/site/facebookradionicatinujevic/


The last project in this academic year aimed to create a Handbook for facilitating and improving communication between librarians and people with hearing impairments. It was conducted to raise awareness of librarians on user needs of deaf and hard of hearing people, to distinguish the terminology problems between terms such as deaf, hard of hearing, hearing impaired and deaf-mute, to adopt the terminology, such as persons with disabilities and children with special needs and to establish a sign dictionaries for terms closely related to library management and usage.

It is described in Prezi: http://prezi.com/vdomimo5pjtb/prirucnik-za-olaksavanje-i-poboljsanje-komunikacije-knjiznicara-sa-gluhim-i-nagluhim-osobama/

and Google site: https://sites.google.com/site/prirucnikzaknjiznicare/home/o-projektu

Academic year 2009-2010

Service learning projects


Projects’ goals and partners

The aim of the first project was to create an interactive application for learning English language (including study materials for self-assessment as a preparation for the State Graduation Exam) for the girls’ grammar school „Sisters of Mercy“. Students also created a CD to promote the institution among graduating primary school pupils and for foreign schools interested in the exchange student programs. The CD was part of the monograph issued in honor of the school’s 15th.


The aim of the second projects was to create the visual identity for the dance association A&M through design of their logo, memo, brochure with appealing design, business cards and web site, as well as database of all members and associates.


The aim of the third project was to design a warm, cheerful website for the Puturama student association that organizes low-cost travel for students ( http://www.puturama.org/)


The last project in this academic year named Kvisko aimed to develop the educational corner for the website of the elementary school Retkovec that would help the school and its teachers to attract more pupils to visit the web page and learn something new or possibly affirm their knowledge on a familiar topic while browsing through the content and enjoyable educational activities. Our students were given numerous handwritten materials made by the school’s pupils during their school year that consisted of anagrams, mental maps, games of logic, quizzes on general knowledge, Croatian language and literature, history etc. Although it took a lot of time and effort to convert these handwritten materials into useful e-activities, students used it as a means to attract pupils. Their basic hypothesis was that e-activities would look more friendly, interesting and engaging to pupils, if their own ideas and materials were implemented in the e-environment. The educational corner was also intended to motivate the elementary schools’ teachers to realize the importance of communication with their pupils in an online environment, and to encourage them to put their educational materials online in order to establish better communication and interaction with their pupils. Many teachers embraced this application, while school pupils were excited to find that their handwritten materials were used for something creative and useful.