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Antonio Dias de Figueiredo
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The online micro-master as a more balanced variation of the MOOC #highereducation 
More than a dozen institutions, including big names like Columbia and Michigan, will offer courses to students who haven’t gone through an admissions process.
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An essay proposing five models of innovation in higher education that expand the traditional model of the University, envisioning educational start-ups in the spirit of entrepreneurial experimentation #highereducation
This essay proposes five models of innovation in higher education that expand our "Ideas of the University," envisioning educational start-ups in the spirit of entrepreneurial experimentation. The author seeks to realize each of these feasible utopias as a way to disrupt higher education.
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A Educação na Era Digital. Apresentação na conferencia "A Educação na Era Digital: Análise de Boas Práticas", Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 21 de Julho de 2016. 
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+Helena Aleluia Obrigado :) 
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A concise yet inspiring infographic on MOOCs.
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How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists – Violent metaphors #praxisofresearch
Update (8/30/14): I’ve written a shorter version of this guide for teachers to hand out to their classes. If you’d like a PDF, shoot me an email: jenniferraff (at) utexas (dot) edu. Las…
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This small post, in The Guardian, about the academic writing tips to be found in Darwin's published work offers at least three useful pieces of advice. One is the importance of the emotional connection between author and work, which confers liveliness and joy to texts that would otherwise be heavy and tiresome. Another tip is the need to periodically stop and try to see the whole instead of the parts. The third is to rehearse imaginary discussions with fictional opponents so as to be able to reconstruct the arguments and make them more robust. This tip is particularly interesting because it applies Darwin’s own principle of natural selection to the text being written #academicwriting
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A few suggestions to strengthen the 21st century skills of your children #skills #21stcentury 
You have probably heard the term "emotional intelligence" many times but what exactly is it? And why is it important for children to develop their emotio...
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Muito importante para todos, nomeadamente para as crianças... Gostei!
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Apresentação na Cerimónia de atribuição dos diplomas de Pós-Graduação Profissional em Sistemas de Informação, POSI e SISE, do Instituto Superior Técnico, 19 de Fevereiro de 2016.
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An excellent summary of the event Citizen Humanities Comes of Age: Crowdsourcing for the Humanities in the 21st Century. http://flip.it/3zBMf
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Tips on preparing a research proposal for funding (The Guardian) #thepraxisofresearch
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Uma ideia interessante e original para explorar o conceito de cMOOC.
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Antonio Dias de Figueiredo is an emeritus professor of Information Systems at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), Portugal, where he acts as a senior researcher at the Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC). He also acts as an independent consultant.

He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, U.K., in 1976. Between 1984 and 2007 he was Full Professor of Informatics and Information Systems at the FCTUC, where he created, in 1994, the Department of Informatics Engineering.

For a period of six years he represented Portugal in the Intergovernmental Informatics Program of UNESCO, Paris, where he was elected Vice-President for the Western Europe Region (1994/1996). He integrated for a period of four years the NATO Special Program Panel on Advanced Educational Technology, Brussels. He has participated in various European projects, and acted on various occasions as a consultant to the European Commission. He was the Chairman of PROMETEUS (PROmoting Multimedia access to Education and Training in EUropean Society), in 2000/2001. In 2004 he was the chair of the Context & Learning SIG of the European project Kaleidoscope.

He was awarded an Honoris Causa by the Portuguese Open University, in 1997, and the Sigillum Magnum by the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2000. He has been granted the title of Information Society Personality of the Year 2005 by APDSI, Oracle Portugal and Sun Portugal.

He co-edited several books and is the author of about two hundred papers and book chapters. He has integrated many organizing and science committees of national and international conferences. He co-authored, with one of his research students, US Patent 7319998, Method and System for Supporting Symbolic Serendipity. He is a member of the editorial boards of various international and national journals.
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The beach is a very long strip of sand that extends north to S. Pedro de Moel. It is a quiet place, with a few small houses, frequently visited by anglers.
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A nice little beach, close to the marina, named after its proximity to the Fort of Santa Catarina, which defended the Mondego River bar since the 16th century. With the construction of the two port piers, fifty years ago, which caused the Ocean to retreat over one kilometer, it has become a peaceful and protected beach. In the summer months, a simple wooden bar is raised, from where you can enjoy the sunset while having a drink.
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Great atmosphere, excellent food, wide choice of dishes and friendly staff. You can have your meal in the inside rooms or on the terrace. The menu of the day, a business/tourist menu, includes soup, dish, drink, desert, and coffee.
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1.5 km long beach, with very fine sand. It is called the "beach of the perforated valley" after the various freshwater springs that populate its cliffs. Access to the beach is from the North side, next to the houses.
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