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Dr. Diana Andone


Dr. Diana Andone este director al Centrului de e-Learning, Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara, cu responsabilități în planificarea și implementarea învățământului la distanță și a integrării utilizării tehnologiilor educaționale online pentru toate formele de învățământ, prin Campusul Virtual al UPT – CVUPT. Dr. Andone este lector in tehnologii multimedia și web, cu o activitate de cercetare intensă la nivel internațional prin diverse proiecte cu finanțare europeană și multiple publicații. Pasionată de utilizarea tehnologiilor în viața de zi cu zi, Diana promovează utilizarea resurselor deschise și MOOCs, dezvoltând UniCampus - cursuri online în România.

Dr.ing. Diana Andone is the Director of the eLearning Center of Politehnica University of Timisoara, responsible for planning and implementing eLearning. She runs the team who developed and assure daily integration of the university award wining Virtual Campus CVUPT. She is also lecturer at the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, in the area of multimedia, interactive and web technologies.  She is passionate about the ubiquitous access to technologies and how they can be used to improve people’s life. 

Diana Andone holds a PhD in Designing eLearning Spaces for Digital Students with University of Brighton, UK, an MA in European Studies, an “Learning about Open Learning”, postgraduate distance education course at the Herriott-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK; an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania. She attended different specialisations in universities in UK, France, Finland, Greece, Germany. Since 1998 she teaches course modules in universities from UK, France, Finland, Italy and Greece. 

The publication list comprises 17 books and over 80 papers presented at international conferences, she is reviewer for 12 International Conferences, 5 journals, 7 best paper awards at different conferences and since 2010 Co-chair at the IADIS WWW/Internet International Conference,  and Track Chair of IEEE ICALT Conference. In 2012 she received the EDEN Fellow Title (European Distance and E-Learning Network) and in 2014 was elected member of the EDEN Executive Committee.

In the last years she was involved in over 30 EU funded projects, recently with a focus in open education, publishing and technologies. She was co-ordinator of the LLL ViCaDiS (Virtual Campus for Digital Students) project and national responsible on m-commerce , SKILL2E, CBVI, i2Agora, TafCity, ESIL, e-Taster, e-report projects, as well as the national DidaTec project (Training in blended-learning and new educational technologies for university academic staff). She is now leading the UniCampus project with the goal of creating the first Romanian MOOCs. She actively promotes Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Knowledge (OKF) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as part of her everyday activities or thorugh her work in different associations or task-force.

She is also involved extensively in several professional organisations and associations (IEEE, EDEN, IADIS, AACE, W3C, IAFES), actively supports the local start-up movement (StartUp Weekend, HacktTM, hackathons, CoderDojo) and Girls in Tech,  as well as acting in the Board of local Romanian NGOs (Pentru Voi Foundation) and a member of Rotary Club Timisoara and Rotary International. 

Dr. Diana Andone

eLearning Center
Politehnica University Timișoara
Bul. V. Parvan No.2
300223 Timisoara, Romania





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