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 Postdoc 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 educational resources 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 with a focus on active methodologies, blended learning models and digital technologies (e.g., blended learning, flipped learning, gamification, game-based learning, digital storytelling, mobile robotics).
José is deeply involved in the in-service training of veteran teachers to promote the teachers’ professional re-enchantment through digital technologies.

Research interests include Development 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 a researcher at Research Centre on Education (CIEd). CIEd is hosted at the Institute of Education, University of Minho, Campus of Gualtar, Portugal.
José 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.

José is 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 at supporting teachers in promoting student learning. With the collaboration of the academy, it seeks to stimulate innovation in teaching and learning in multiple contexts, in and outside the classroom. The Centre is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team and its creation is aligned with similar structures from reference HE institutions worldwide. It endorses a collaborative approach to innovation and professional development.​

​Contact him at jlencastre@ie.uminho.pt

ORCID  0000-0002-7884-5957
Scopus Author ID 56022611500
Web of Science Researcher ID  O-6689-2015 
From Web of Science Core Collection Web of Science
Google Scholar ID José Alberto Lencastre
DBLP https://dblp.org/pid/143/4647
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