The Doctoral Programme in Mulrimedia in Education from he University of Aveiro is part of the Technology Enhanced Learning and Societal Challenges ( consortium, together with 2 other Doctoral Programmes from the University of Lisbon and from the University of Minho.

This consortium was approved and funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in 2014 in the call for National and International FCT PhD Programmes (PD-FCT).

The consortium is based in a shared research and advanced training concept which includes themes such as the role and impacts of ICT in learning and inclusion, the challenges of reinventing the educational ecosystem in order to promote more open and innovative practices and the construction of richer teaching and learning experiences as a key feature in the facilitation and transformation of education and training.


The study cycle in Multimedia in Education, which began in the 2008/2009 school year, has as its main objectives to provide students the conditions to deepen their knowledge in an advanced training level and to help them develop research competences in this interdisciplinary area that crosses the fields of Didactics, Education Sciences and Communication Sciences and Technologies.

The study cycle also pretends to stimulate the systematization and production of original knowledge and its dissemination, nationally and internationally in recognized scientific/academic communities in the field of ICT/Multimedia in Education; to promote contact and collaboration with national and international researchers of recognized competence in this field; to stimulate lifelong learning competences and to promote the technological, social, cultural and educational progress in professional and academic contexts.


General information

degree PhD
duration 3 years – 6 semesters
beginning 2008/09 school year
modality b-learning
schedule Face-to-face classes occur on Mondays.
scientific areas Educational Sciences Communication Sciences and Technologies
director Prof. António Augusto de Freitas Gonçalves Moreira
departments Departament of Communication and Arts
Departament of Education and Psychology
research centers DigiMedia

Curricular plan

1st year › 1st semester s.a. ects
Development of Multimedia Materials for Education CTC 8
Communication Technologies in Education CTC 8
Multimedia and Curricular Architectures DTE 8
Option n.a.
Web 2.0 Tools DTE 6
Multimedia And Accessibility CTC 6
1st year › 2nd semester s.a. ects
Multimedia In Education Research Seminar I DTE 12
Research Methodologies In Education CE 12
Distance Education DTE 6
2nd year › annual s.a.. ects
Multimedia in Education Research Seminar (2nd Year) n.a. 8
Thesis n.a. 52
3rd year › annual a.c. ects
Multimedia in Education Research Seminar (3rd Year) n.a. 8
Thesis n.a. 52


Thesis already concluded in the Doctoral Programme in Multimedia in Education are available at the RIA (Institutional Repository of the University of Aveiro) platform.

Follow the link below to access the thesis already published:

Multimedia in Education concluded thesis