With the Fourth Industrial, i.e. Digital Revolution, we have a chance to make up for lagging behind and catch up with more developed countries. This technological revolution will fundamentally change our lives, it is inevitable and unstoppable. Only winning societies choose to welcome changes, they do not averse from them. The Serbian Government believes that Serbia is ready to lead the entire region in changes that will follow and creation of new possibilities for all. The digitization process will enhance the standard and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Serbian citizens. Efficiency will be increased, costs will be reduced and new value will be created in almost all areas of life and work. The digitization process is the most important catalyst of innovations, competitiveness and growth.
The goal of the project of the electronic grade book is to provide more objective and more efficient record keeping on the educational work of students. The electronic grade book brings benefits for both teachers and learners.
One of the main advantages for teachers is that the electronic grade book system automatically generates all the necessary reports, thus releasing teachers from unnecessary manual work, reducing the possibility of error, freeing their time to work with students, and providing timely reactions.
Also, the electronic grade book provides more objective assessment, since each teacher can only see the grades he/she has entered for his/her subject.
This also facilitates the situation for parents. They have an individual insight into student records via the Internet.
The electronic grade book is officially called esDnevnik, which is the Serbian abbreviation of "elektronski sistem dnevnik" (electronic system grade book).
The project for the implementation of the electronic grade book started with a pilot project in the school year 2017/18, and continued with the main project during the school year 2018/19 aiming to include all schools.
In the transitional period, until the required level of school equipment has been reached, the school keeps records in both ways - in paper and electronic grade books.
All parents in schools keeping records through esDnevnik are allowed access to the "moj.esDnevnik" portal for parents, and accounts for access to the portal are issued by schools.
The digitalization of education, including, for example, digital textbooks, the introduction of information technology in primary and secondary schools, raising the level of digital literacy of teachers, cannot be carried out without the appropriate level of equipment and will not stop only with the introduction of esDnevnik.
Finally, with a strategic approach and targeted training, we also raised the level of digital literacy of teachers, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the process of the digitalization of education.