Valentina DAGIENĖ

Lithuanian - Lietuvių kalba

Research work

Scientific publications





Photo album


Valentina Dagienė works at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics since 1978. During these years she has published over 100 scientific papers and over 100 methodical works. She has written more than 50 textbooks in the field of informatics (some of them are written with co-authors). Most textbooks are approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania and some of them are acknowledged as the best and nominated. V. Dagienė has coordinated of more than 30 national projects in education and information technology.

Valentina Dagienė received PhD in Physical Sciences (Informatics, 09 P) in 1993. In 2005 she earned a second degree of habilitation in Social Sciences (Educology, 07 S) at the Vytautas Magnus University. The title of the thesis was "Information culture in comprehensive schools: modelling of curricula in computer literacy and educational process". She became a Professor in 2007.

Valentina Dagienė takes care of informatics teaching in primary, basic and secondary schools, she has initiated and supervised the preparation of curricula of informatics and information technologies, works in various expert groups and work groups of the Ministry of Education and Science, organizes and supervises the regulations and curricula of informatics exam. She also guides the activity of Young Programmers School by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics. Since many years she organizes the annual Olympiads in informatics.

Valentina Dagienė gave courses in Vilnius Pedagogical University (1992-2002), Vytautas Magnus University (2001). Since 1998 she gives courses in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the Vilnius University.

She is actively involved in various national and international committees as well as work groups on education and science. She is a member of several International Committees: Olympiads in Informatics (2006–2009), Teaching Logo (since 1997), IFIP TC3 (since 2003). She is a founder of two international journals, "Informatics in Education" and "Olympiads in Education".


Research directions

  • Designing of teaching of algorithms and programming
  • Didactics of informatics and information technologies
  • Principles of information and communication technologies in education
  • Problems on Logo teaching and developing
  • Localization of software and educational application programs
  • Internationalization of computer programs
  • Open source software for teaching and learning
  • Analysis of virtual learning environments

Work in scientific committees and commissions

  • Member of the Board of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
  • Executive editor of the scientific journal "Informatics in Education"
  • Member of the international European Logo scientific Committee (since 1997)
  • Member of the IFIP international working groups on WG 3.1 (Informatics for Secondary Education) and WG 3.3 (ICT for Research) (since 2001)
  • Member of the scientific Committee of Finish/Baltic Sea Conference on Computer Education (since 2001)
  • Member of the steering committee of international "EuroLogo" conference in Poland (2005)
  • Member of the steering committee of the 2nd International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education, London Metropolitan University (2004)
  • Member of the program Committee of international conference "Informatics in Secondary Schools Evolution and Perspectives" at Klagenfurt University, Austria (2005)


More than 100 scientific publications in Lithuanian and foreign prestigious scientific journals as well as international conferences' proceedings.

List of scientific publications



Main directions

  • Preparation of the general curricula and educational standards in informatics and information technologies
  • Implementation of information technologies in education
  • Writing of textbooks and preparation of teaching material
  • Design of the exams on information technologies and computer literacy
  • Preparation of educational computer tools
  • Work with schoolchildren gifted in informatics
  • Lectures for teachers and development of their qualifications
  • Organization of annual Lithuanian and Baltic (1997, 2002, and 2005) Olympiads in informatics

Work in educational committees and commissions

  • Representative of Lithuania in Education Committee TC3 under the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) (since 2003)
  • Member of International Committee of European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) (since 1999)
  • Chair of the Expert Group for Informatics at the Ministry of Education and Science (1993–1996); member of the group (1997–1999)
  • Deputy chair of the Expert Group for Mathematics and Informatics (1999–2002)
  • Member of Information Technologies Expert Committee under the Ministry of Education and Science (since 2002)
  • Chair of Informatics' and Information Technology's Term Commission (since 2004)
  • Scientific leader of the Young Programmer School under the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (since 1993)
  • Chair of working group on the development of the Strategy of IT implementation in education under the Ministry of Education and Science (2004)
  • Chair of working group on the preparation of project for the school and state information technologies' exams under the Ministry of Education and Science (2003–2004)
  • Chair of organizing committee of Lithuanian Student Olympiads in Informatics; leader of the national team in International Olympiads in Informatics (since 1997)
  • Chair of initiative group of Lithuanian information technology contest "Bebras" (since 2004)
  • Member of editorial boards of the science journals "Informatika" (1995-2000), "Kompiuterija" (1997-2004), "Alfa plius omega" (2000-2004)
  • Member of Lithuanian Computer Society

Science popularization and methodological articles

V. Dagienė published more than 100 science popularization and methodological articles.

List of science popularization and methodological articles


  • The 1st degree medal of Lithuanian Duke Gediminas Order for merit to education in Lithuania (in 2000).
  • The highest-level scientist's scholarship of the State for (2002–2003).
  • Second prize of the Ministry of Education and Science for textbooks of informatics for basic school (in 2000).
  • First prize of the Ministry of Education and Science for the set of textbooks on learning Logo (in 1999).


V. Dagienė wrote more than 60 books on teaching Informatics, most of them were approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.

List of books


At Vilnius university:

  • Head of the Informatics Methodology Department since 2002.
  • Professor since 2005.
  • Principal researcher since 2004.
  • Senior research assistant since 1993.
  • Research assistant 1986–1993.
  • Junior research assistant 1978–1986.

At the other institutions:

  • Lecturer at Vilnius Pedagogical University in 1992–2002
  • Lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty on Informatics in 2001–2002
  • Lecturer of the distance teaching course at Kaunas University of Technology in 2003–2007


V. Dagienė coordinated more than 50 national and international projects on online teaching, technology enhanced learning, digital resources, software localization and internationalization.

List of projects


There are five children in the family:

  • Girstautė (born in 1980)
  • Eigminas (born in 1983)
  • Sirvydas (born in 1988)
  • Vilgailė (born in 1990)
  • Tolmantas (born in 1994)


Vilnius university
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Informatics Methodology Department
Akademijos str. 4
(Room 601)
Vilnius, LT-08663

Phone: (+370 5) 2109 732

Fax: (+370 5) 2729 209

E-mail: valentina.dagiene at


  • Reading
  • Travelling

PHOTO ALBUMS of travellings (

Albania (Kruje), Belgium (Briussels, Gent, Delft), Cambodia (Pnom Pen, Ankor Wat), Chile, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland (Koli), Greece, Italy (Milan, Genova), Island, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Melaxa), Mexico (Merida, Chichenitza), Norway, Nyderlandai (Amsterdam, Groningen, Keukenhof, Haga), Vietnam (Hanoi, Hoshemin, Huje), USA (Boston, Chicago, El Paso, Niagara)...

Bulgaria (Plovdiv), Jordan (Aman, Petra), Lebannon (Beirut, Balbek, Byblos), Syria (Alepo, Damascus, Palmyra, Maaluja, Mar Musa), Spain, (Madrid) Sweden, United Kingdom (Bath, Cambridge, York, Stonehendge, Windsor)...

Argentina (Foz do Iguacu), Brazil (Porto Alegre, Bento Goncalves, Foz do Iguacu), Bulgaria, Finland (Hammelinna, Helsinki), France, Germany (Dresden, Konstanz), Switzerland...

Updated: 2013-10-01