New defenses of doctoral theses in the area of ​​Distance Education and eLearning

During the month of June several defenses of PhD theses of the specialty in Distance Education and eLearning (EDeL) of the PhD in Education, were integrated in the advanced training and research lines of the Laboratory of Distance Education and eLearning.
June 12, 2018 |
   Master Vitor Reis defended the thesis with the title Professional Training of Portuguese Firemen: Application of Virtual Simulation to the Development of Decision-Making Skills. The PhD student is a Master in eLearning Systems Management from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and responsible for training at the National School of Firefighters.
June 14, 2018 |
  Master Ana Maria Videira Paiva defended the thesis titled Participation and Knowledge Sharing in the Network Society: Online Educational Contexts. The PhD student has a degree in Educational Psychology and a Master in Multimedia Educational Communication from Universidade Aberta.

LE@D researchers working in the project Virtual Tutoringrticipam no projeto Tutor Virtual

A team of LE@D researchers participates in the multidisciplinary Tutor Virtual (TV) project coordinated by Professor Adérito Marcos UAb / CIAC and financed by FCT.
The project team is vast and consists of 23 researchers from several national Research Centers:
  • the Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FFC / FC / UL); the Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering, Research and Development in Lisbon (INESCID / INESC / IST / UTL);
  • the Center for Research in Arts and Communication (UALG and ESTC / IPL) (CIAC); the Institute of Integrative Biosystems & Sciences (BioISI / FFC / FC / UL).Part of the team met at IST-Tagus Park to prepare for the first TV tests in the eLearning Platform.

Call for Papers Thematic Issue Digital Competences


The December issue of RE @ D is dedicated to Digital Competencies, a central theme on the agenda of the European Commission and the reform program of the XXI Constitutional Government of Portugal. As part of the theme, the European Commission has developed a sophisticated framework that has been disseminated and extended since 2013, the European Digital Competence Framework (DigComp). The Portuguese Government has launched, however, the “National Digital Competence Initiative e.2020 – INCoDe.2030”. This initiative, in turn, arises in a favorable school context, where the experience already acquired in the field reinforces the commitment of teachers to embrace projects of this nature. It is now up to academics and researchers to join the debate, extending it to its dimensions of practical, theoretical, scientific, pedagogical, organizational, strategic and political reflection.

It is for this reflection that the December issue of RE@ D calls for submissions. All submissions that contribute to a better understanding of the challenges at stake and to the construction of solutions to overcome them will be welcome. In addition to these, they will also be very welcomed, as they are less frequent in the literature, the submissions that address:

  • experiences of developing digital competences where the distinctions between competences and knowledge are clear and the transversal and multidimensional nature of the former;
  • theoretical, scientific, pedagogical, organizational, strategic and political reflections on the problem of digital competences;
    reflections on the benchmarks of digital skills, their potential, limitations, operationalization and transformation in innovative practices and change;
  • experiences and proposals for intervention that transcend the merely instrumental nature of digital competences and give clues about its cultural and emancipatory dimension.

Thematic Editor: António Dias de Figueiredo

Submissions until September 30, 2018

Language: Proposals can be submitted in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Submissions at: