Prof António Teixeira

António Teixeira is a Professor at Universidade Aberta, the Portuguese Open University (Department of Education and Distance Learning) since 1991, and a researcher at the University of Lisbon (Philosophy Center) since 2004. He’s also a Vice-President of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN).

Having received his training in Philosophy at the University of Lisbon (PhD - 2003), he later was trained in online education at the University of Turku (2004). From 2006 to 2009, he was Pro-rector for Innovation in Distance Learning at Universidade Aberta. In that capacity, he conceived the strategy and managed the university’s successful and speedy transition process from a print-based distance learning institution to a fully online one.

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 on the scientific board of several international journals of education and media and also a member of the e-ASEM network (Asia-Europe Meeting) and of the Expert’s Board of the Horizon Report for Iberoamerica. In 2010, he was awarded the title of EDEN Fellow for excellence in professional practice of open, distance and e-learning.