We are happy to announce that Dr. Ing. Diana Andone and Ebba Ossiannilsson, PhD, have been elected by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Barcelona to serve as new members of the Executive Committee of EDEN from June 2015.
Diana Andone is the Director of the eLearning Center at the Politehnica University of Timisoara in Romania. Diana runs the team who developed the university’s award wining Virtual Campus CVUPT and is also lecturer at the ?Politehnica? University of Timisoara, Romania, in the area of multimedia and web technologies. She is passionate about the ubiquitous access to technologies and how they can be used to improve people?s life. Diana 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. Her publication list comprises 9 books and 82 papers presented at international conferences, she is reviewer for 12 International Conferences, 4 journals, 6 best paper awards at different conferences and since 2010 Co-chair at the IADIS WWW/Internet International Conference. In 2012 she received the EDEN Fellow Title.
Ebba Ossiannilsson is the Vice-President of the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE) and researchers and staff member at the Lund University in Sweden. Ebba has served as EDEN NAP Steering Committee member, and is a long time EDEN member. She is member of the Editorial Board of EURODL. Ebba has been involved in international and national projects and networks in the areas of open and distance learning, OER, MOOC, social media, learning analytics, mobile learning and open education in general, with a special focus on quality. Her Phd thesis focused on benchmarking e-learning in higher education and led ICDE’s quality standard study (Quality models in online and open education around the globe: State of the art and recommendations) in 2014-2015. Her Publication list dates back until to 2001 with a long list of research publications.