Knowledge Building Event – Consideration of Safety and Security While Learning and Teaching Online, February 20 at 14:00 (CET)


The aim of the event – is to present the importance of safety and security in Virtual Learning Environments. Educators and learners from all educational sectors develop their teaching and learning via web-based platforms. This KBA will explore the importance of safety and security strategies in Virtual Learning Environments for the proper development of the educational activities, guides and policies in online safety for learners and the role of training in safety and security.

European Digital Education Hub

The European Digital Education Hub (EDEH) is an initiative of the European Commission, funded by the Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) and operated by a consortium of eleven organisations, under a service contract with the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

EDEN Digital Learning Europe Knowledge Building team is actively contributing to this Hub.

Monthly innovative events are organised to discover and debate which are the current and future challenges of the digital transformation of education.


Diana Andone, Director of the Digital Education Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Diana Andone 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. 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), in IEEE Romania Section the Educational activities Chair (2019-present) and in EUA Digital Transformation Steering Committee.


Andrei Ternauciuc, Head of Virtual Campus, Politehnica University

Andrei Ternauciuc is head of works within the Communications Department of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies. Supports hands-on activities with students in a variety of fields, including instructional and information technology, and testing of telecommunications equipment and television systems. He obtained his doctorate in 2011 for research in the field of educational web platforms, eLearning technologies being among his basic professional interests, along with modern internet technologies. He has participated as a member of research and development teams in a series of national and international projects, with partners from academia and industry. He is also a member of the administration and development team of the Virtual Campus of UPT, the e- Learning platform of the Polytechnic University of Timisoara.

Mohamed Zaher, Solutions Architect, RedHat Academy

Mohamed Zaher has been working as a technical IT instructor since early 2006. His training career involved network infrastructure, data center infrastructure, virtualization and collaboration technologies. He is currently a Red Hat certified Engineer and Red Hat certified Instructor working as a full time Training Solution Architect in Red Hat EMEA carrying with him over 15 years of Technical IT Training experience.

Lucian Cosinschi, Strategic Partner, Learning Experience, Norway

Lucian Cosinschi has a passion for discovering, developing and leading adoption of innovative education models globally. He is currently the Chief Experience Officer for the College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Zayed University, developing experiential learning programming for the first interdisciplinary program in the Middle East. Previously, he led the design and implementation of student life and experiential learning in Berlin for Minerva University.