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e-Learning in Higher Education; Digital Education and Innovation; ICT in Education

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Research interests

education technology, ict in education, e-learning, digital education, science education, education

Personal information

João Correia de Freitas is a Biologist by training by the Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa – 1981) and PhD in Education Sciences by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL - 2005). He is currently Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) UNL, both on Education Technology, e­-Learning and Science Education, on masters and doctorate programs, and full researcher at UIED (Research Unit on Education and Development) on ICT on Education and Training, with published works both as author and co-author. Since 2007 he is head of the Laboratório de e-Learning (e-learning lab) at FCT. He has been involved in ICT in Education / e-Learning initiatives for the past 30 years.

He started his professional career as a secondary teacher in 1979 joining the university as a Invited Teacher Assistant in 1988. From 1985 to 2007 he was involved in national initiatives on ICT in education: in Projecto MINERVA(1988-1994), in uARTE - Programa Internet na Escola (Internet at School, 1996-2002) and CRIE (Taskforce on Computers, Networks and Internet in Schools, 2005-2007). He is a founding member (1995) and the current president of EDUCOM – a teachers’ association on educational ICT, also collaborating with other non-governmental organizations.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Doctorate, Computer Supported Networks in Education, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Award Date: 26 Apr 2005

External positions

Vice-president of the Board of Directors, Ordem dos Biólogos


President of the Board of Directors, EDUCOM - Associação Portuguesa de Telemática Educativa

2013 → …

Office of the Minister of Education, Ministério da Educação


Office of the Minister of Science and Technology, Ministério da Ciência e da Tecnologia



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