Zoran Kotevski

Work place: Faculty of information and communication technologies – Bitola “St. Kliment Ohridski” University – Bitola, 7000 Bitola, R. Macedonia

E-mail: zoran.kotevski@fikt.edu.mk


Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Computer Architecture and Organization, Computer Graphics and Visualization, Computer Networks, Data Structures and Algorithms


Zoran Kotevski received his MSc and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia in 2007 and 2013 respectively. He had worked at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University from 2008 to 2014 in a position of assistant and assistant professor, at the Department of computer science and engineering. His current position is assistant professor at the Faculty of information and communication technologies, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, R. Macedonia. His research interests include: Multimedia technologies, Computer graphics, Computer networks, Peer to Peer technologies, Web technologies and Modeling and simulations.

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On the Technologies and Systems for Student Attendance Tracking

By Zoran Kotevski Natasa Blazheska-Tabakovska Andrijana Bocevska Tome Dimovski

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2018.10.06, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2018

Manual student attendance tracking, by calling student names from a check list or taking students’ signs on a paper, has gone into history. Nowadays, modern technologies have already enabled the development of various automatized attendance tracking systems. These technologies include: Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), Biometric (fingerprint, face or voice recognition), Barcode identification and Bluetooth communication technologies, that are implemented over an IP infrastructure as a platform. But, all these technologies perform in a different manner and exhibit certain functional limitations considering the given implementation. The main motivation for this research was to explore the possibilities for overcoming the issues of current systems for attendance tracking, considering the limitations of the technologies employed. Hence, the core contribution of this research can be considered as a fourfold, i.e. i) it presents the most frequently used technologies in the development of attendance tracking systems, ii) it reviews a range of existing student attendance tracking systems, iii) it defines criteria for performance evaluation of the technologies employed in student attendance tracking, from a perspective of educational institutions, and iv) it evaluates the mostly used technologies according to the predefined functional criteria. As a summary of the evaluation it provides directions for future development of a student attendance tracking system that would address the explored issues and functional limitations.

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Evaluating the Potentials of Educational Systems to Advance Implementing Multimedia Technologies

By Zoran Kotevski Ivana Tasevska

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2017.01.03, Pub. Date: 8 Jan. 2017

Implementing multimedia in education has proven to be quite beneficial to the educational processes by enhancing the students’ cognitive abilities, accelerating of memorization and learning, and easing the understanding of abstract entities. But, for an educational system, whether it is a single institution, regional system, or even a state level system, the information that multimedia technologies provide enhancements to the educational processes is not sufficient to achieve the acclaimed advancements. To improve learning by implementing multimedia, decisions about actions and investments must be based on a specific analysis of the current condition of the educational system. In this manner, this research presents an evaluation methodology that supports the purposes of strategic planning and investments in education, in the context of advancements implementing multimedia. The methodology takes into account three key aspects: i) multimedia equipment and IT resources, ii) teacher competencies and their interest in adding multimedia to their lectures, and iii) promotional events about using multimedia in education. As a case study, the secondary school system in the city of Veles, R. Macedonia was evaluated, where the results showed the system’s strong and weak aspects, giving a profound direction in which the future enhancement efforts should be conducted.

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