Leonel Morgado

Leonel Morgado is Assistant Professor with Habilitation, at Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), a public university focusing on e-learning, where he lectures on programming and the use of virtual worlds, and develops his research at INESC TEC, a research laboratory rated as Excellent by the national research assessment authorities. His main research interest is the use and development of virtual worlds and immersive technologies as tools for learning and business, which he pursues since 2000, focusing on multi-user platforms since 2006. He authored over 100 papers, in journals, conferences, and as book chapters, most related to this field of interest. For instance, he co-edited the 2011 book “Virtual Worlds and Metaverse Platforms: New Communication and Identity Paradigms” (ISBN 1609608542) and the 2015 special issue of the Journal of Educational Technology & Society, “Overcoming the Technological Hurdles Facing Virtual Worlds in Education: The Road to Widespread Deployment” (http://bit.ly/2dF0w6k). Leonel is a member of the Immersive Learning Research Network (http://bit.ly/2dFmbGK), local co-chair of the 2017 edition of the iLRN conference, program co-chair of the 2016 iLRN conference and Europa Co-Chair of the 2015 iLRN conference. He is also the President of the Board of the Portuguese Association of Videogame Sciences.