Open and Social Learning in Impact Communities and Smart Territories

Open and Social Learning in Impact Communities and Smart Territories

Lídia Oliveira (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Ana Luísa Rego Melro (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: August, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 274
ISBN13: 9781522558675|ISBN10: 1522558675|EISBN13: 9781522558682|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5867-5


Impact communities are the places where individuals gather to contribute to the transformation of their territories by disseminating knowledge. As such, it is vital to research the use of open and social learning in contributing to the evolution of impact communities and smart territories.

Open and Social Learning in Impact Communities and Smart Territories is an essential reference source that discusses the learning processes in impact communities and in smart territories through case studies and other research methods. Featuring research on topics such as learning processes, smart communities, and social entrepreneurship, this book is ideally designed for entrepreneurs, managers, academicians, and researchers seeking coverage on the concept of impact communities and smart territories.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Accessibility
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Learning Management System
  • Management Tools
  • Smart Communities
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Innovation
  • Social Transformation

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Lídia Oliveira (full name: Lídia de Jesus Oliveira Loureiro da Silva) ( | phone: +351 92 91 90 764 | Skype: lidiaoliveira2) has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Coimbra (1990), a Master's degree in Educational Technology from the University of Aveiro, in partnership with the University of Valenciennes (France) and Mons (Belgium) (1995), and a PhD in Sciences and Technologies of Communication from the University of Aveiro (2002). She did her post-doctorate (2009-2010) at CES - Centre for Social Studies - Associate Laboratory of the University of Coimbra. In 2010 she did her Aggregation Examination at the University of Aveiro, in the scientific area of Sciences and Technologies of Communication. She is been a professor and researcher in the Department of Communication and Art ( at the University of Aveiro since 1995 until the present (since 2014 she is Associate Professor with Habilitation). She investigates the implications of information technology and network communication on cognitive and social routines, of the individuals, groups and organizations. Her main scientific interest is in cyberculture studies and social network analysis. Her areas of interest are: Social Network Analysis, Cyberculture Studies, Sociology of Communication, Science and Technologies of Communication, ICT and Education, Multimedia, Information Systems, Digital Libraries, Science Communication, Communication in the Scientific Community (theoretical and empirical studies). She has published both nationally and internationally in peer review journals, book chapters and, conferences proceedings. She teaches on the undergraduate Course of New Communication Technologies; on the Master in Multimedia Communication (interactive multimedia and audio-visual digital branch); on the Master in Reading Promotion and School Libraries; on the Doctoral Program in Multimedia and Education (Consortium between the Department of Education and the Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro) and on the Doctoral Program in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms (Consortium between the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro and the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto). Information on-line: CV DeGois Key DeGóis: 3915920968130714 Google Académico ResearchGateídiaOliveiraSilva Scopus Scopus Author ID 54581462800 ORCID - Connecting Research and Researchers ID 0000-0002-3278-0326 ResearcherID – B5678-2011