Andreja Istenič Starčič holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. from University of Ljubljana. Andreja is employed at University of Primorska, Slovenia & University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Andreja is Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and Visiting Professor at Federal University Kazan (Volga region), Tatarstan, Russia.
Andreja is professor of didactics and is teaching Educational technology, Learning environments, Media education, Contemporary learning theories, Computer assisted learning for people with special needs, ICT in health care, Innovation and creative production of multimedia contents. Her research interests include Social media and communication, Research in education, CAL & usability, Innovative user interface concepts supporting diverse user groups (diverse age groups, people with special needs, cognitive styles), Cognitive, social, affective/emotional aspects of human interactions with ICT artefacts and hyper medial knowledge spaces, Virtual simulations and games, Individual and social aspects of professional learning and work identities, Workplace learning and professional subjectivities, Teacher education. She has published conference and journal papers and had invited chapters in books. She edited scientific monographs.
Andreja is editor of iJET – International journal: emerging technologies in learning and has been editor of BJET - British Journal of Educational technology. She a member of editorial boards TOJET – The Turkish Online Journal of Education Technology, iJAC- International journal of advanced corporate learning and editor of a special virtual issue of BJET – British Journal of Educational Technology: ICT-Supported Learning and Special Educational Needs: A Special Virtual Issue
She is one of funding convenors of EERA – European educational research association network Didactics.
She is involved in international conferences committees: ALT 2016 – Association for Learning technology annual conference CONNECT, COLLABORATE, CREATE, NETNEP 2014 – 5th International Nurse Education Conference, EDUCON 2014 – IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, SDM’2014 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Interactive Computer Aided Learning, organiser of special session ICCHP 14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs.
Andreja has been a keynote speaker: ICWL 2016, IFTE 2016 – Internationl forum on teacher education, INTSIKT 2016.
She is a coordinator of national and European projects. Latest projects: ENABLE network of ICT supported learning for disabled people (2011-2014),
RAZKORAK - Longitudinal study in competence potential of university graduates and a gap between graduates’ competences and labour market requirements in technology, education and health (2011-2014), Internationalisation of curriculum; Digital storytelling and social media for intercultural fluency (2015-2017), Teachers’ Empowerment for Inclusive Education in Digital Area (2017-).
Awards: Slovenian research agency – The exceptional research achievement in social science in Slovenia for the year 2012;
An award of University of Primorska for scientific excellence in social sciences and humanities for the year 2014.