adjunct professor at the School of Education at the University of Brasília. where I am Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Distance Education and editor-in-chief of the open access journal Linhas Críticas. member of the scientific board of ONDA: National Observatory for Copyright.

at NIED/Unicamp I was researcher, and later, coordinator. when at Unicamp, I started and chaired the UNESCO Chair in Open Education (2014-2018).

I was visiting fellow at the University of Wollongong (2007), Stanford University (2014), visiting professor at Utah State University (2014-2015), and visiting researcher at the Department of Artificial Intelligence/CT3 at Josef Štefan Instute (IRCAI).

I currently teach at the Masters in Leadership in Open Education at the Univeristy of Nova Gorica (Slovenia); am part of the Advisory Board of the UNESCO / IGF Dynamic Coalition for OER and of the Open Education for a Better World Program.


academia should be a place of intervention. I am very proud to be one of the founders of the Open Education Initiative (CNPq), an activist research group. in 2018 we were selected as the best open policy initiative in the planet by OEC.

I use and promote free and open source software, like Mastodon; i also defend open access, publishing almost always diamond.

I agree with misunderstood behaviorists that given the right conditions, everyone can learn (Richard West). I also believe in an open education that brings back old principles of hybrid learning and progressivism, particularly redundancy and horizontality (Mike Orey).

a bit more

you can find my academic work in Zotero, but also ORCID and Lattes.

and a final note, please do not be offended: I usually write in small caps on purpose (bell hooks, valter hugo mãe); and I make extensive use of semicolons.