Assistant Professor at NOVA School of Science and Technology (NOVA SST)
Applied Social Sciences Department & e-Learning Laboratory
João Correia de Freitas is 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 NOVA SST, 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 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 and belongs to the General Council of the Agrupamento Daniel Sampaio schools, 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 a 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 unit of uARTE – Programa Internet na Escola (Internet at School, 1996-2002) and as head manager to CRIE of the ministery 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.