Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić, PhD

Department of Informatics, University of Rijeka

Radmile Matejcic 2
HR-51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Tel: +385 51 584 707

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Ph.D. in Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), University of Zagreb, 2002 (Ph.D. Thesis: Adaptive Hypermedia Courseware - Prilagodljiva hipermedijska prpgramska potpora za učenje)

M.Sc. in Computer Science, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1997 (M.Sc. Thesis: Hypermedia Supported Education)

B.Sc. in Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Education, University of Rijeka, 1990


  • Full Professor (2015-)
  • Head of the of Institute for Communication Systems (2019-)
  • Head of the Chair of Multimedia Systems and E-learning (2009-2019)
  • Vice Head of the Department of Informatics (2014-2020)
  • Head of the Committee for Quality Assurance at the Department of Informatics and a member of the Committee for Quality Assurance at the University of Rijeka (2009-)


Technology enhanced learning (e-learning) including adaptive hypermedia, recommender systems, multimedia systems, blended learning approaches, game-based learning, developing and evaluating innovative pedagogy and assessment approaches using ICT


List of papers (CROSBI - Croatian Scientific Bibliography)

Google Scholar


  • Teaching Excellence Award on the University of Rijeka, 2019
  • Several awards for the best paper at e-Learning conferences from 2014-2016
  • Award for the best e-course "Multimedia systems" on the University of Rijeka in the academic year 2010/2011


  • IEEE Education Society
  • Croatian Society for Development of Higher Education „Universitas“


Undergraduate study of Informatics (Bachelor degree)

  • Multimedia Systems
  • Multimedia Design

Graduate study of Informatics (Master degree)

  • Hypermedia Supported Education 1 and 2
  • Methods and Strategies for Teaching Computer Science and Informatics 1 and 2
  • Fundamentals of e-learning
  • Work placement

Postgraduate doctoral study "Informatics" (Ph.D. degree)

  • Design of Technology-Supported Learning Environments


Research projects

Digital games

Digital Games

Project Digital games in the context of learning, teaching, and promoting inclusive education (uniri-drustv-18-130) supported by the University of Rijeka (2019-) web



Project C4G (2018-1-SI01-KA201-047013) under the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Strategic Partnerships for school education (2018-2020) web



Project Games for Learning Algorithmic Thinking (2017-1-HR01-KA201-035362) under the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Strategic Partnerships for school education (2017-2019) web

Creative Classroom

Creative Classroom

Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth project (2014-2016)


E-learning Recommender System

Project supported by University of Rijeka, Croatia (2014-2018) web



European Tematic network project Future Education and Training in Computing: How to support learning at anytime anywhere (2013-2016) web

  • Software Engineering - Computer Science Education and Research Cooperation, supported by DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service (2014-2016) web
  • SCOLLAm - Opening up education through Seamless and COLLAborative Mobile learning on tablet computers, supported by Croatian science foundation (2014-2017)
  • Computing support to education (2002-2013)
  • The Quality of Teaching in Higher Education (1997-2000)
  • Innovations in Computer Assisted Education (1993-1997)
  • Transforming Information into Knowledge: Online Courses in Education (Research Support Scheme of the Open Society Support Foundation, grant No.: 1280/1998, 1998-2000)
  • Developing the Educative WWW Hypermedia Applications (project of the Open Society Institute - Croatia, 1996-97)

Other projects

  • PSST! - Personal & Shared Strategies for Teachers in Web 2.0, LLP Erasmus Intensive Programme (2013)
  • EQIBELT - Education Quality Improvement by eLearning Technology, TEMPUS UM_JEP-19105-2004 project, Coordinating Institution: University of Zagreb University Computing Centre (SRCE), (2005-2009)
  • Teaching methods in information science online (2004-2005)
  • Adaptive Hypermedia Courseware (2002-2003)
  • CARNet projects and programmes: ICT Edu (2012), Development and Implementation of Online Courses (2004-2006), Standardization and valorisation of digital educational materials (2003-2005), Training the Trainers (2004-2005), Reference Centres (2002), Educational Projects (2000-2002)