Ciência ID: 0618-068A-FDB4

ORCID: 0000-0001-8598-1650

Brief CV: Maria da Costa Potes Franco Barroso Santa-Clara Barbas, Full Professor (Educational Multimedia Communication); Head of Research at the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém; Pró_President for Projects and Innovation; Effective member_CIAC_UAB. Invited Professor at the Open University in Lisbon (30%). Background Knowledge_PHD Degree in Communication and Education Multimedia at Uab, a Pós-Doctorate by Universidade de Aveiro (UA) and a Tenure in Education with speciality in eLearning by the UAb. Professional capacities_Full Professor (Communication and Education Multimedia) at ESE-IPS and an invited Associated Professor  at the Universidade Aberta (Open University_UAb). Also she is the Head of the Projects and Internationalization, President of the Scientific Board at the Higher School of Education in Santarém (Portugal).  Experience_Professor of the curricular units of Project, Seminary and Interactive Argument at the School of Higher Education in Santarém; experience in developing tools and projects for knowledge management on innovation technologies, capitalisationa and dissemination strategies, transnationalisation exchange and learning activities, design events, support policy makers and policy delivery). Expertise_Networking, ICT professional skills, INCLUSION; elearning; Ethics issues, IoT; Safety. Nominated by FCT in Portugal to become an “e-Skills for Jobs ambassador” in Portugal, an EU initiative based on a multi-stakeholder partnership that facilitates collaboration among business and education providers, public and  private actors, through actions that attract young people and promote  employment. The  transnational research she has carried out addresses the concept of communication, media, digital and virtual environments, and she has collaborated at the Centro di Ricerca della Sapienza per la tutela della Persona del Minore (University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy) and at the Research Group Images, Words and Ideas (GIPI) at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Alcalá, Spain. In Portugal she is a member of the CIAC_UAB Center.  She has also been proactive in   recent years in connecting companies through the program “Grand Coalition for Jobs”.

Research Interests: IoT; Digital Literacy; Ethic; Gender; Migrants; Eurostars Applications;Evaluator (jury) in several Public Examinations for Specialist TeacherMOOC; e skills; Augmented Reality; MOOC; Knowledge Alliance – HIE_Businesses; Entrepreneurship Education, Natural Interfaces, eLearning, Interactive TV, b-learning, e-Portfolios; Life Stories; Requalification in the Knowledge Society; WEB ; Development Platforms; Evaluation software; Hypermedia , Development and Evaluation Project Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Virtual Worlds (Second Life); Fab_Labs, Social Networks, Volunteering.

Latest Publications:

Barbas, M. P. (2017). Dicionary in Education for Emploiability (DEE). Topic Coordination “Poliempreende”. Gabinete de Educação para o Empreendedorismo e Cidadania (

Dias, Isabel Barros, Barbas, Maria Potes, Padeira, Ana Rita, & Matos, Pedro. (2017). Uptake ICT: a network of Stakeholders against digital illiteracy. Zenodo.

Matos, Pedro, Barbas, Maria Potes, & Barros Dias, Isabel. (2017). Uptake ICT – MOOC on Digital Employability. Zenodo.

Branco, Paulo; Barros Dias, Isabel; Falé, Isabel; Potes Barbas, Maria (2017). Uptake ICT, an Idea that stands against Digital Illiteracy.  IJEDICT – International Journal of Education and Development using ICT.

Barbas, Maria; Matos, Pedro; Duarte, Mário; Barros Dias, Isabel. (2017). MOOC. Digital Employability. Projeto Uptake ICT for life Cycle.