About

Lecturer and researcher of Educational Technology in the Institute of Education at University of Minho, Portugal. ​

His academic qualifications include a graduation in Visual Literacy (1991), a MSc in Education, specialisation in Educational Technology (2002), a PhD in Education/Educational Technology (2009), and a Postdoctoral in Education Sciences/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 resources (photos, videos, audios, animations, manuscript) to support a Flipped Approach to Online Teaching and Learning, a form of blended learning.

Teaching interests involve understanding the opportunities to enhance teaching and learning processes exploring innovative pedagogical practices exploiting three dimensions that complement each other: pedagogy-technology-space (e.g., blended learning, flipped learning, gamification, game-based learning, digital storytelling, mobile robotics).

Research interests include Design-based research, Online learning, Technology-enhanced learning and Usability. José is the author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on technology integration in education (face-to-face or online).

José is an internal integrated researcher at Research Centre on Education (CIEd) and member of the research group Technology, Multiliteracies and Curriculum . CIEd is hosted at the Institute of Education, University of Minho, Campus of Gualtar, Portugal.  He is also 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 member of the Computer Communications and Pervasive Media (CCPM) R&D Line, developing his research in the engageLab R&D Group.

​Contact him at jlencastre@ie.uminho.pt

ORCID  0000-0002-7884-5957
Scopus Author ID 56022611500
Researcher ID  O-6689-2015 
From Web of Science Core Collection Web of Science
FCT Public Key  J006283K6V0
DeGóis  6304892866742478
ALGORITMI – http://algoritmi.uminho.pt/member/0005956/
Research Centre on Education (CIEd) https://www.cied.uminho.pt/
CIÊNCIA ID A215-F9CE-0822