University of Coimbra

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 UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA (UC) was founded in 1270, being one of the oldest universities in Europe.
Nowadays it is an indisputable reference in higher education and research in Portugal, due to the quality of the courses taught and to the advances achieved in pure and applied research in various areas of knowledge.
UC gathers together students, teachers and researchers of different cultural backgrounds from all around the world (20% of its more than 22000 students come from about 60 countries).
UC has 8 Faculties covering most areas of knowledge. The Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCTUC) is the biggest in number of students and teachers, including 553 teachers and 6500 students. Based on 2 campuses, the FCTUC has 11 departments. The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPCE) has around 1800 students and 80 teachers. They both offer programs leading to Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees as well as other specialised lifelong learning courses.
UC has been actively involved in a large number of international projects in most areas, some of them very successful.
Since 2010, UC has a distance-learning unit dedicated to promote eLearning courses together with professors from the different faculties. It focuses essentially on courses for people who already have a higher education degree, and want to update or further develop their knowledge. Until now it has promoted more than 30 courses, involving 750 students and 70 teachers from all UC faculties. Staff from FCTUC and FPCE involved in LeAGUE currently coordinates this distance-learning unit.

António José Mendes Associated Professor of the Department of Informatics Engineering. Coordinator of UC Distance Learning Unit. Participated in several European projects and thematic networks. His research interests include distance learning, eLearning and computer science education. He his author or co-author of more than 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

Maria Teresa Pessoa Associated Professor of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences. She has responsibilities in the pedagogical coordination of UC Distance Learning Unit. She is responsible for Educational Technology and Distance Learning courses. Her research interests include educational technology, teacher training and cyberbulling.

Maria José Marcelino Auxiliary Professor of the Department of Informatics Engineering. She has responsibilities in the pedagogical coordination of UC Distance Learning Unit. She is responsible for Educational Technology and Distance Learning courses. Her research interests include simulation-based educational technology and Computer Science Education.

Website: www.uc.pt