Igor Balaban

Igor obtained a PhD in ePortfolios. His special interest is the success of ePortfolio implementation in across sectors. He has led pilot projects of ePortfolio implementation at FOI. Has also held several workshops and lectures about ePortfolios (webinars and f2f lectures within University). He was engaged as a team member in e-Learning and ePortfolio Strategy development at FOI. Has experience in several international and national projects (such as FP6, Tempus, IPA, COST). Moreover, he has been involved in FP6 iCAMP project as the only facilitator from Croatia. In 2012 he has became a member of Twintide COST project, again as the only member from Croatia.

He is a coordinator of the Europortfolio: a European Network of ePortfolio Experts and Practitioners, Jan 2013 - Dec 2015, a 3-year project under LLP KA3-ICT funding scheme.

Igor Balaban is also a reviewer for several international conferences as well as for some journals like International Journal of ePortfolios, International Journal of Information Systems and Computers & Education. He is a member of organizing committee of the ePIC, the international ePortfolio & Identity conference. His entire ePortfolio is available here.

List of relevant publications: 

1. Balaban, Igor. First steps in using ePortfolio in a university course // Nuevas tendencias de e-learning y actividades didácticas innovadoras / Ana Landeta Etxeberria, editor(s). Madrid : Centro de estudios financieros, 2010., pp. 155-163.

2. Balaban, Igor; Mu, Enrique; Divjak, Blaženka. Development of an electronic Portfolio system success model: An information systems approach. Computers & Education 60(1): 396-411 (2013)

3. Balaban, Igor; Divjak, Blaženka; Mu, Enrique.Meta-model of EPortfolio Usage in Different Environments. // International Journal: Emerging Technologies in Learning. 6 (2011) , 3; 35-41 (journal article).

4. Balaban, Igor; Mu, Enrique; Divjak, Blaženka. Critical Success Factors for the Implementation of the New Generation of Electronic Portfolio Systems // Proceedings of the ITI 2011 33rd International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces / Luzar-Stiffler, V. ; Jarec, I. ; Bekic, Z., editor(s). Cavtat/Dubrovnik : University Computing Center SRCE, University of Zagreb, 2011. 251-256 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

5. Ćorić, Ana; Balaban, Igor; Bubaš, Goran. Case Studies of Assessment ePortfolios // Proceedings of the 14th International Conference Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL 2011). Piestany, Slovačka : IEEE Xplore, 2011. 89-94 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

6. Balaban, Igor; Brumec, Josip. EPortfolio as an Information System: The Genetic Taxonomy Approach // Proceedings of the 21st Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems (CECIIS) / Aurer, Boris ; Bača, Miroslav ; Schatten, Markus, editor(s). Varaždin : Fakultet organizacije i informatike Varaždin, 2010. 179-188 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

7. Balaban, Igor; Bubaš, Goran. Educational Potentials of ePortfolio Systems: Student Evaluations of Mahara and Elgg // Proceedings of the ITI 2010 32nd International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces / Luzar-Stiffler, Vesna ; Jarec, Iva ; Bekić, Zoran, editor(s). Zagreb : University Computing Center SRCE, University of Zagreb, 2010. 329-336 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

8. Balaban, Igor; Divjak, Blazenka; Kopic, Matija. Emerging issues in using ePortfolio // Proceedings of the iLearning Forum 2010 London / Ravet, Serge, editor(s).  2010. (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

9. Balaban, Igor; Divjak, Blaženka; Grabar, Darko; Žugec, Bojan. Towards successful implementation of ePortfolios in blended learning // Proceedings of the iLearning Forum 2010 London / Ravet, Serge, editor(s). 2010. (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

10. Balaban, Igor; Bubaš, Goran.  Evaluating an ePortfolio system: the Case of a Hybrid University Course // Proceedings of the ICL 2009 conference: The Challenges of Life Long Learning / Michael E. Auer, editor(s). Villach, 2009. 638-643 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

11. Balaban, Igor; Kišasondi, Tonimir. A Lightweight ePortfolio Artifact Integrity Method // Proceedings of the ICL 2009 Conference: The Challenges of Life Long Learning / Michael E. Auer, editor(s). Villach : Kassel University Press, 2009. 681-686 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).