Brief CV: José Bidarra earned a PhD from Universidade Aberta, in the field of Educational Sciences, specializing in Educational Communication. He is currently a professor at this university, where he lectures several curricular units on a regular basis, mostly in the areas of digital narratives, multimedia and e-learning. In addition, he is the coordinator of the Informatics, Physics and Technology Section (SIFT) as well as a member of the Coordinating Council in the Department of Sciences and Technology (DCeT) at Universidade Aberta. He is also a member of the Coordinating Committee for the PhD in Digital Media-Art (DMAD), a partnership between Universidade Aberta and the University of Algarve.

Research Interests:  His activities focus on the areas of e-learning, narratives, digital games and digital media. He is responsible for mentoring several Master’s and PhD theses. He frequently collaborates in transnational projects and occasionally provides consulting and vocational training services for several institutions.

Latest Publications:

Bidarra, J. & Rusman, E. (2017). Towards a pedagogical model for science education: Bridging educational contexts through a blended learning approach, Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 32(1), 6-20, DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1265442.

Azevedo, W., & Bidarra, J. (2017). Blendwave: A sound design tool for audiovisual authors. Short paper publicado nas atas da 8th International Conference on Digital Arts – ARTECH 2017, Macau, 6-8 de setembro.

Carvalho, I., Porto, C., & Bidarra, J. (2017). FeelOpo: Feeling the beat of Oporto. Instalação de arte digital publicada nas atas da 8th International Conference on Digital Arts – ARTECH 2017, Macau, 6-8 de setembro.

Rodrigues, P. & Bidarra, J. (2016). Transmedia storytelling as an educational strategy: A prototype for learning English as a second language, International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics (IJCICG): Special Issue on the ARTECH 2015 International Conference, 7(2), 55-66. Disponível em:

Gomes, C.M.C, Figueiredo, M.J.G., Bidarra, J., & Gomes, J.D.C. (2016). Project Flappy Crab: An Edugame for Music Learning. In J.M. Spector et al. (eds.), Competencies in Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership in the Digital Age, (pp. 287-301). Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-30295-9

Bidarra, J., & Figueiredo, M. (2016). A aprendizagem online com base nos jogos e na realidade aumentada: Aplicação do modelo AIDLET. In Práticas e Cenários de Inovação em Educação Online, (pp. 128-156). Universidade Aberta. ISBN: 978-972-674-786-4