Educational Technologies


(1) Understand tools that help the teacher in the preparation of classes and materials.
(2) Develop skills in the use of technological tools in the classroom.
(3) Acquire methods and understand techniques to create and develop educational materials for online teaching.
(4) Reflect on the specificity and challenges of the use of technology in education.
(5) Promote autonomous research about tools in each scientific area.
(6) Develop tools and methods for the use of technology in education.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Marco António Franco Neves


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 140

Teaching language





Atherton, P. (2018). 50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom: Practical strategies for teaching, London: Learning Matters.

Beetham, H. and Rhona S. (eds) (2007). Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age: Designing and Delivering E-learning. Abingdon,Oxen: Routledge

Haleem, A., Javaid, M., Qadri, M. A., & Suman, R. (2022). Understanding the role of digital technologies in education: A review. Sustainable Operations and Computers, 3, 275-285.

Holmes, W., & Tuomi, I. (2022). State of the art and practice in AI in education. European Journal of Education, 57, 542–570.

Windeatt, S. Eastment, D. Hardisty, D. (2013) The Internet, Oxford: Oxford University Press. E-book edition.

Teaching method

Classes will include: (1) demonstration regarding the tools, with immediate use by the students; (2) discussion about advantages and disadvantages in the use of technology, through oriented readings, with critical commentary; (3) simulations of scenarios where tools are used in the classroom; (4) creation of materials for online teaching; (5) development of individual techniques to apply technological tools. At the end, each student will create a guide/case study on a technological tool adapted to their respective scientific area.

Evaluation method

The evaluation will consist of an Individual and/or Group Assignment (40%) and a Project (60%), i.e., preparation of the guide / case study.

Subject matter

I. Technology tools

1. Tools to help the teacher: online research techniques; text and data processing software; creative tools.

2. Tools in the classroom: use of interactive equipment; techniques for the use of audiovisual materials.

3. Online teaching tools: tools for video creation; methods and techniques for web page creation; use of educational content management programs.

II. Use of educational technologies

1. Reflection on the potentialities and pitfalls of the use of technology in the classroom.

2. Techniques and methods for the use of technology in education, while simulating realistic scenarios.

III. Research on educational technologies

Guided creation of a practical guide / case study on the use of a specific tool adapted to the scientific area of each individual student.