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João Correia de Freitas
Researcher Fellow
FCT NOVA School of Science and Technology
Assistant Professor

I am a Biologist by training from the Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa and PhD in Education by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is currently Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, a school of that university, both on Education Technology, e¬-Learning and Science Education, teaching on and coordinating masters and doctorate programs, supervising thesis, and is also a pre and in-service Teacher Trainer for ICT in Education. He is a full researcher at the UIED - Unidade de Investigação Educação e Desenvolvimento (Research Unit on Education and Development) in ICT on Education and Training, with several published works both as author and co-author and is frequently invited to lectures on the subject of ICT in Education. Since 2007 he is also head of the Laboratório de e-Learning (e-learning lab) at FCT, being always involved in ICT in Education / e-Learning projects and initiatives.
He was a secondary school teacher from 1979 till 1988 when he joined the university as an Invited Teacher Assistant. From 1985 to 2007 he had major roles in several national initiatives on ICT in education: as node UNL coordinator to Projecto MINERVA(1988-1994), as head of the unit of uARTE - Programa Internet na Escola (Internet at School, 1996-2002) and as the head manager to CRIE of the ministry of education (CRIE – taskforce on computers, networks and Internet in Schools, 2005-2007) and ministry representative on the EUN board of directors. He is a founding member (1995) and is presently the president to EDUCOM – a teachers association on educational ICT. He collaborates with APDSI – Portuguese association to the advancement of the information society, ISOC Portuguese Chapter and was vice-president of the Biologists Professional Body from 2014 to 2017. From 1992 to 2005 he was on the board of school parent associations and federation in Cascais where he lives.

digital education, e-learning, ICT in Education, educational technologies, technology-enhanced learning environments, Educational ICT teacher training