I am an English Teacher (K12-EFL), always curious about new ways of using technology in education. I am also an enthusiast of online learning and the amazing web.
I am also currently a researcher at the Laboratory of Distance Education (LEaD), Universidade Aberta, Portugal. I taught in the eLearning Pedagogy and the Educacional Multimedia Communication Master’s Programs at Universidade Aberta, Portugal. I participated as a co-author and facilitator in the online teaching training program developed at Universidade Aberta (part of the Innovation Program in Distance Education], with courses both for Universidade Aberta’s professors and tutors, and for other Portuguese universities as well.
I co-authored, with António Teixeira (UAb), the iMOOC, a pedagogical model for MOOCs used at Universidade Aberta. I was also part of the team who designed the pedagogical framework for European MOOCs [sMOOC], the core mission of the European project ECO.
My master’s dissertation, “From Web 2.0 to eLearning 2.0: Learning in the Network” is available in an online version @ https://josemota.pt/aprendernarede (Portuguese only, but there’s an abstract in English and, with the continuous improvement of Google Translator, I believe it’s readable in other languages as well).
My interests include eLearning 2.0, connectivism and networked learning, MOOCs, open distance learning and open educational resources. On a more broad perspective, I’m interested in cyberculture, edutech, literature, music, people and writing.
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