Andreia is a researcher, lecturer and international consultant into open education and educational technology. Currently she works at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2013-present).
Her role involves research and policy support on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Learning, Skills and Open Education. Her work contributes to finding opportunities and challenges of ICT and open educational practices’ implementation at a policy level to innovate and modernise teaching, learning and training practices.
Her current focus is on the promotion and uptake of openness in higher education institutions and EU Member States. For example, she has led the OpenEdu Project of the European Commission and conceptualised the OpenEdu Framework, which helps higher education institutions to go open.
She also carries out research on digital certificates and blockchains. Andreia has published several scientific research reports produced as a result of my research projects.
Andreia holds a PhD in Educational Technology from the Open University of the United Kingdom (2011) and a Masters in Research Methods for Educational Technology from the same institution (2003).
She also has a Masters in Linguistics and Literary Studies in English Language from the University of São Paulo, Brazil (2001).
She has worked as an open educational resources (OER) researcher for the Open University (2006-2011) and has since been involved in several other OER and ICT-related research projects in the UK, Brazil, Spain and abroad. Andreia also runs DigiLearn, a consultancy service focusing on awareness raising and continuous professional development on open educational practices for government bodies, private and public higher education institutions and high profile enterprises in Brazil and Latin America.