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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Institute of Pedagogy
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Professor Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska

Position: Associate professor

Staff group: research-teaching staff

Expertise: pedagogy

e-mail: eugenia.smyrnova-trybulska@us.edu.pl

ORCID: 0000-0003-1227-014X


Academic biography

– 1997 PhD in pedagogy, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University in Kiev

– 2008 Associate professor of social sciences, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University in Kiev

– 2009 Diploma recognition at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gdańsk, Poland

– 2012-2019 Head of the Section of Humanist Education and Pedagogy’s Aid Sciences, Faculty of Ethnology and Educational Sciences, University of Silesia

– 2014-2017 Head of International Research Network – a European project for study and development of new tools and methods for advanced pedagogical science in the field of ICT instruments, e-learning and intercultural competences; IRSES, Marie Curie Action 7FP (www.irnet.us.edu.pl)

– Coordinator of projects: E-Learning as a Road of Communicating in the Multicultural Environment (IVF, 2009-2010), University – Partner of the Knowledge-Based Economy (UPGOW) (2007-2013); Post-graduate studies for teachers in ICT, foreign languages and other subjects (EFS, 2007-2008); FITPED (www.fitped.eu) (2018-2022)

– Member in associations: Polish Scientific Association of Internet Education, Academic E-learning Association (member of the board), PTP, Soroptimist Int. Club, IADIS, Known Experts

– Coordinator of the international conference “Theory and Practice in Distance Education” (www.dlcc.us.edu.pl, since 2009), co-organizer of numerous international conferences on e-learning, ICT and innovative methods of teaching.

– papers delivered at over 170 conferences, seminars and symposiums

– 2005-2019 coordinator of the Faculty Platform for Distance Education, http://el.us.edu.pl/weinoe

– Author, consultant, and co-author of over 150 on-line courses

– Author of 250 publication, including 25 books

– Member of the international scientific network „International Study of Leadership Development in Higher Education” ISLDHE,: międzynarodowej sieci badawczej “Teacher of 21st century”



– E-learning methodology

– ICT and multimedia in education

– Teacher education in ICT and e-learning

– Robots in education, STEM education

– Artificial intelligence and augmented reality in education

– Development of soft and key skills & competency

– Electronic space in education


Main achievements, distinctions, awards

– 2003 Rector’s Third Degree Award for organizational achievements

– 2005 Diploma for the Best Lecture at the international conference “New Technologies in Education” (Subject: “IT Teachers’ Education at the University of Silesia”)

– 2009-2010 Rector’s Second Degree Award for scientific achievements

– 2013 Rector’s Second Degree Award for didactic achievements

– 2015 Beneficiary of “Leader of Internationalization” Rector Award

– 2016 Diploma for the Best Lecture at the international conference (ITS 2016) (ICEduTech 2016) (STE2016) in Melbourne, Australia (Subject: “Teachers and Students of Elementary Schools on Educational Robots”)

– 2016 Diploma for keynote speaker at Microsoft Congress (lecture: “The Quality of e-learning – European Standards”)

– 2017 rector’s Special Award for coordination of international projects

– 2018 Rector’s Second Degree Award for scientific achievements


Fellowships and study visits

– 2014, 2016, 2017 Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Research visits

– 2015, 2016 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg. Research visits

– 2015, 2016 Lusiada Lisboa University, Portugal. Research visits

– 2015 University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands. Research visit

– 2015, 2016, 2017 Boris Grinczenka University, Kiev, Ukraine. Research visits

– 2016 Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (UKF), Slovakia. Research visit

– 2017 University of Extramadure, Badajoz, Spain. Research visit


Membership in scientific and editorial boards

– Editor in chief of “International Journal of Research in E-learning”, ISSN 2543-6155

– Since 2009 Scientific editor of publishing series: “E-learning”, indexed in Web of Science, ISSN 2451-3644 (print edition) ISSN 2451-3652 (digital edition), 11 volumes

– Member of the Editorial Committee of publishing series: “Information Technologies and Learning Tools https://journal.iitta.gov.ua/index.php/itlt, indexed in Web of Science, ISSN 2076-8184

– Member of the Editorial Committee of “Cieszyński Almanach Pedagogiczny” ISSN 2300-3006

– Member of the Editorial Committee of “Nowyje informacjonnyje technologii w obrazowanii i nauke”, ISSN 2587-6910

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