20 Sep Diana Andone
20 Sep, 2023
Dr. Diana Andone (@diando70) is the Director of the eLearning Center of Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, responsible for planning and implementing digital education and associate professor in multimedia, interactive and web technologies. Since 1998, she teaches course modules in universities from UK, France, USA, Finland, Italy, Greece. She has extensive research experience with intense publication (over 17 books, 100 research papers, 11 Best paper Awards, reviewer at 6 major journals and several other publications, associate editor at IEEE Transactions on Education, co-chair IEEE ICALT iOpenLearn) and more than 30 research and educational international projects. Dr. Andone is EDEN Senior Fellow, IEEE Education Society 2021 Distinguished Chapter Leadership Award winner, EDEN Vice-President for Communication and Communities (2018-2021), and member in IEEE Education Society Board of Governors (2021-present), and in IEEE Romania Section the Educational activities Chair (2019-present) and in EUA Digital Transformation Steering Committee. She also acts in the Board of Romanian NGOs (Pentru Voi Foundation), in Timisoara 2023 European Capital of Culture Task Force and in other voluntary organisations (Rotary International). She is passionate about the ubiquitous access to technologies and how they can be used to improve people’s life, she actively supports the use of OERs, MOOCs and the open education principles, developing UniCampus.eu for training for digital skills, but also the local start-up movement, women in tech, and the digital culture. She initiated several projects for transforming communities, is invited as speaker at conferences and in the last 25 years involved in the digital education community movement in Romania, recently through the Together Online webinars and the digital culture and heritage with Spotlight Heritage Timișoara.