About

Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the Institute of Education of the University of Minho, Portugal.

His academic qualifications include a graduation in Visual Literacy (1991), a Master’s in Educational Technology (2002), a PhD in Educational Technology (2009), and a Postdoc in Educational Technology (2019).

José is an experienced lecturer and researcher, particularly in online methodologies, as his Curriculum Vitæ can confirm. He received his PhD with a thesis about Online Education. He designed, developed and implemented a virtual learning environment (VLE) with educational resources to support a Flipped Approach to Online Teaching and Learning, a form of blended learning.

Teaching expertise relates to exploring innovative pedagogical practices focusing on active methodologies, hybrid learning models and digital technologies.

Research interests involve the design of innovative pedagogy with new technologies to enhance teaching and learning processes. José wants to understand the opportunities to promote in-service teachers’ professional development through three critical dimensions: pedagogy, technology, and flexible learning spaces.

José has been a leader (WP, Country, and/or Project Coordinator, etc.) in several European research projects financed by Erasmus Plus, FP7, Grundvig, Leonardo Da Vinci, Innovation Programme.

Author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on technology integration in education (face-to-face or online).

Researcher at the Research Centre on Education (CIEd). CIEd is hosted at the Institute of Education, University of Minho, Campus of Gualtar, Portugal.

Also a researcher at Centro ALGORITMI, a research unit of the School of Engineering, University of Minho, Campus of Azurém, Portugal. Centro ALGORITMI develops R&D activity in Information and Communications Technology and Electronics (ICT&E) (cf. algoritmi.uminho.pt). At ALGORITMI, José is a Computer Communications and Pervasive Media (CCPM) R&D Line member, developing his research in the engageLab R&D Group. https://algoritmi.uminho.pt/user/jose-alberto-lencastre

Member of the Intelligent Systems Associate Laboratory (LASI – Laboratório Associado de Sistemas Inteligentes), coordinated by Professor Paulo Novais that brings together the Centro ALGORITMI, the Institute of Polymers and Composites and 11 research centres in Portugal in the areas of Computer Science, Information, Electronics, Materials, Engineering and Industrial Management, and Biomedical Engineering, from the Universities of Minho, Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra and Nova de Lisboa, as well as the Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave, and Porto. https://algoritmi.uminho.pt/news/lasi/

José is a member of Centre IDEA-UMinho – Centre for the Innovation and Development of Teaching and Learning at the University of Minho. The Centre IDEA-UMinho aims to support teachers in promoting innovation in teaching and learning in multiple contexts, in and outside the classroom. A multidisciplinary team coordinates the Centre, and its creation is aligned with similar structures from reference HE institutions worldwide. https://idea.uminho.pt/

Contact him at jlencastre@ie.uminho.pt

ORCID  0000-0002-7884-5957
Scopus Author ID 57202369317
Web of Science Researcher ID  O-6689-2015 
Google Scholar ID José Alberto Lencastre
DBLP https://dblp.org/pid/143/4647
FCT Public Key  J006283K6V0
Centro Algoritmi – Member of the CCPM R&D Group
CIÊNCIA ID A215-F9CE-0822