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António Teixeira is a Professor at Universidade Aberta (UAb), the Portuguese Open University (Department of Education and Distance Learning) and a researcher at the Centre for Philosophy of the University of Lisbon. He’s also a Vice-President at EDEN – European Distance and E-learning Network (UK) and a Director at IBSTPI – International Board of Standards for Instruction, Performance and Instruction.
He has PhD and Mater degree in Philosophy by the University of Lisbon and received training in online education at the University of Turku. He was Pro-rector for innovation in Distance Learning at UAb from 2006 to 2009, having conceived the strategy and managed the university’s transition process from a print-based distance learning institution to a fully online one. He was also responsible for the development of the university’s open access scientific repository (Repositório Aberto).
From 2007 to 2009 he was a member of the Academic and Administration boards of Asia’s International Open University (UAIA) and of the Portuguese Rectors Council (CRUP) specialized committees on Scientific Research and Knowledge Transfer, and Evaluation, Quality and Innovation. He’s also on the scientific board of several international journals in education and philosophy (European Journal on Online and Distance Learning -Eurodl; Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento - RUSC; Revista de Enseñanza y Learning; Formamente – International Research Journal on Digital Future; Co-Learn; Women’s Journal of Distance Education; Philosophy@Lisbon).
Over the years he has participated in over a dozen international research projects, funded by the European Commission or the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Additionally, he’s been in a member of several task forces at the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) on open educational resources, lifelong learning, virtual mobility and sustainable development. He’s a member also of the e-ASEM network (Asia-Europe Meeting), since 2008, and of the Expert’s Board of the Horizon Report for Iberoamerica. He was also a visiting scholar at the Korean National Open University – KNOU in 2010. In that same year António Teixeira was awarded also an EDEN Fellowship for demonstrating excellence in professional practice of open, distance and e-learning.