Dr. Diana Andone, CeL Director, received the EDEN Senior Fellow Award
Dr. eng. Diana Andone - director of the UPT e-Learning Center received the distinction EDEN Senior Fellow Award - one of the most prestigious annual awards of the EDEN community, as "recognition of the contribution to the development of open, distance and e-learning in Europe and to a valuable commitment and support for the evolution and progress of EDEN”.
The distinction was awarded Monday, June 21, by the President of EDEN - Sandra Kučina Softić, during the Opening Ceremony of EDEN 2021 Annual Virtual Conference, hosted by UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid.
"In the decades of affiliation with EDEN in various roles and capacities, she (by Diana Andone) has enriched our conferences with countless papers, workshops, webinars and courses […]
It has been the engine of modernizing the communication of the Association, both in the application of state-of-the-art technologies and in the construction of a contemporary system of information flows.
As the host of the series of EDEN Webinars during COVID and a the first annual EDEN virtual conference through UPT, it helped lay the groundwork for a new culture for EDEN in organizing online and virtual events. ”
"Thank you very much, Sandra, and thank you to EDEN and the European Committee for giving me this award.
I am humbly grateful for this achievement. I must say that my first EDEN meeting was in 1996, so it's been a long time since I've been with EDEN, at conferences, in Budapest, Granada and all of Europe.
I must thank António (Teixera), Airina (Volungevičienė) and Sandra (Kučina Softić) - the three chairs I have served as a member of the executive committee and as vice-chair, especially with the last one, and the whole committee. executive and members and the NAP committee, who was very supportive of all the crazy actions, if I may say so, and supported me in all the ideas I “blew up”. And they "caught the balls" with the extraordinary support of the Secretariat, which was really great and I'm very happy to be able to do that.
I'll be around EDEN for longer. This is just an encouragement. Thank you all!”- were the words of Dr. Diana Andone at the EDEN Senior Fellow award
Dr. Diana Andone
Dr. Eng. Diana Andone is the director E-Learning Center of the Politehnica University of Timișoara, responsible for the planning and implementation of digital technologies, online learning technologies and the winner Virtual Campus at the UPT. He is also a teacher at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania, in the field of multimedia, interactive and web technologies.
Diana holds a PhD in Design of eLearning spaces for digital students at the University of Brighton, UK, is the author of 17 books and 100 research papers, has a record 11 awards for best paper (Best Paper Awards) and coordinated over 30 research and education projects, mainly funded by the European Commission.
She is passionate about ubiquitous access to technology and how it can be used to improve people's lives. Actively promotes the use of OER, MOOC and the principles of open education, acting in several international associations. He actively supports the start-up and innovation movements, Girls in Tech, Women in Tech and STEM Education. He is a member of the Board of Directors of local NGOs in Romania and works in the development team of Timisoara - European Capital of Culture 2021.
Dr. Andone is EDEN Vice President for Communication and Communities and Education Chapter President in the IEEE Romania section. It has been the engine of modernizing the communication of the Association, both in the application of state-of-the-art technologies and in the construction of a contemporary system of information flows.
During her decades of affiliation with EDEN in various roles and capacities, she has enriched EDEN conferences with countless papers, workshops, webinars and courses.
As the host of the series of EDEN Webinars during COVID and a the first annual EDEN virtual conference through UPT, he helped lay the groundwork for a new culture for EDEN in the organization of online and virtual events.
Watch the registration of the EDEN 2021 Opening Ceremony awarding the EDEN Fellow Awards at EDEN 2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE