As part of a partnership between The Qualitative Report (TQR) and Comissão Organizadora/Comité Organizador do CIAIQ2015 e do 6ºSIMEDUC (http://www.ciaiq.org), António Moreira and António Pedro Costa had edited a selection of papers from the conference to create a special issue for TQR.


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Born in Aveiro, Portugal, in 1957, António Moreira holds a PhD from the University of Aveiro, where he performs teaching and research activities. With several books, chapters, articles and educational and research software published in Portugal and abroad, he coordinated the Nónio Século-XXI Local Competence Center, the Digital Contents Laboratory of the University of Aveiro of which he was the founder, and the director of the Specialisation Training Courses, Master’s Course in Multimedia in Education. He has also coordinated the Internet@eb1 and CBTIC@EB1 primary teacher education programmes for the Aveiro district. With main involvement in post-graduation, he is the Director of the Doctoral Program in Multimedia in Education, has supervised three internships, 62 pre-Bologna master's degrees, 42 doctoral and 3 post-doctoral students. His main research interests are Cognitive Flexibility Hypertexts in Learning, Communities of Practice and Random Access Instruction. He was from late 2010 until early 2015 the Director of the Department of Education, University of Aveiro. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: António Moreira at, moreira@ua.pt.

António Pedro Costa holds a PhD in Education Multimedia (University of Aveiro). He is an Assistant Professor at ISLA University and ULP University at Portugal. He is a Post-doctoral student at the Research Centre “Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education” (CIDTFF) at the University of Aveiro. He is the intellectual and pedagogical responsible of Ludomedia company. He is one of the webQDA software authors/researchers. He coordinates the Ibero-American Congress on Qualitative Research (CIAIQ) and the International Symposium on Qualitative Research (ISQR) that annually gather more than 300 researchers. He is the author of more than 20 publications in international conferences and journals. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: António Pedro Costa at, apcosta@ua.pt.

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