Ferreira, Maria João

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Maria João Ferreira


Maria João Ferreira is Associate Professor and Researcher in the field of Information Systems at the Science and TechnologiesDepartment at Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal. Graduated in Applied Mathematics and Computation at Portucalense University, she was awarded with a M.Sc. (1993) and a Ph.D. (2003) degrees in Computation by the University of Manchester. Currently, she teaches subjects in the areas of IT in Organizations, Information Systems, Requirements Engineering and Information Systems Development at undergraduate and master level while supervising M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. She is both a researcher at REMIT - Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies at Universidade Portucalense - and at ISTTOS - Centro Algoritmi, a research unit in Information Systems and Technologies institutionally hosted by University of Minho. Her research focuses on Information Systems, Digital Transformation in Organizations (including Higher Education). She was coordinator during 10 years of the MSc in Information Technologies in Education. She is a co-author of several scientific publications with peer-review on national and international conferences, book chapters and journals and has been involved in several conferences as a program committee member, organizer committee member and local-chair member. She is also an Editorial Board Member of the IJADS and the IJAS.

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REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies
Centro de investigação que que tem como objetivo principal produzir e disseminar conhecimento teórico e aplicado que possibilite uma maior compreensão das dinâmicas e tendências económicas, empresariais, territoriais e tecnológicas do mundo contemporâneo e dos seus efeitos socioeconómicos. O REMIT adota uma perspetiva multidisciplinar que integra vários domínios científicos: Economia e Gestão; Ciências e Tecnologia; Turismo, Património e Cultura. Founded in 2017, REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies is a research unit of Portucalense University. Based on a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective it aims at responding to social challenges through a holistic approach involving a wide range of scientific fields such as Economics, Management, Science, Technology, Tourism, Heritage and Culture. Grounded on the production of advanced scientific knowledge, REMIT has a special focus on its application to the resolution of real issues and challenges, having as strategic orientations: - the understanding of local, national and international environment; - the development of activities oriented to professional practice, namely in the business world.

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    How Does Learning Analytics Contribute to Prevent Students’ Dropout in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review
    2021-11-04 - Oliveira, Catarina Félix de; Sobral, Sónia Rolland; Ferreira, Maria João; Moreira, Fernando
    Retention and dropout of higher education students is a subject that must be analysed carefully. Learning analytics can be used to help prevent failure cases. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the scientific production in this area in higher education in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science and Elsevier’s Scopus. We use a bibliometric and systematic study to obtain deep knowledge of the referred scientific production. The information gathered allows us to perceive where, how, and in what ways learning analytics has been used in the latest years. By analysing studies performed all over the world, we identify what kinds of data and techniques are used to approach the subject. We propose a feature classification into several categories and subcategories, regarding student and external features. Student features can be seen as personal or academic data, while external factors include information about the university, environment, and support offered to the students. To approach the problems, authors successfully use data mining applied to the identified educational data. We also identify some other concerns, such as privacy issues, that need to be considered in the studies.
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    The state of mobile learning supported by gamification and augmented reality in higher education institutions across three continents
    2020-01 - Annamalai, Nagaletchimee; Moreira, Fernando; Ferreira, Maria João; Durão, Natércia; Santos-Pereira, Carla
    The pervasive digitization is now a reality for organizations and society at large. In the last decade, for example, smartphones have been gradually transforming their scope from just voice communications providers to powerful media and computing devices. This transformation has led to a growth in business initiatives, namely in the services provision throughmobile applications. In this context, higher education asanorganizationandpartofsociety is compelled to change its operant mode in general and in particular in the teaching‐learning process making it more digital and at the same time more motivating for students. The aim of this study is to investigate the perception that higher education professors in the area of technology, across Southern Europe, South America, and Asia have about the use of mobile technologies such as gamification and augmented reality and how they can be used to promote student’sengagementinsideandoutsideoftheclassroom.
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    Improving student engagement with Project-Based Learning: A case study in Software Engineering
    2021-02 - Veloso, Bruno; Morais, Paula; Ferreira, Maria João
    In the area of Information and Communication Technologies, in addition to the problem of engagement, students often have difficulties in learning subjects related to modeling and programming. The reasons for these difficulties are well known and described in the literature, pointing to difficulties in abstraction and logic thinking. Knowing that the value of flexible and personalized learning, teachers are changing the way they teach, using different active learning methodologies, such as flipped classroom, project-based learning, and peer instruction. This paper describes an experiment conducted to improve the learning experiences of the students enrolled in the Computer Science bachelor’s degree course, attending three curricular units: Information Systems Development, Data Structures, and Web Languages and Technologies. The approach followed by the teachers used project-based learning as an active learning methodology. This methodology allows us to achieve four main objectives: (i) improve student engagement; (ii) improve learning outcomes achievement (iii) increase the course success rate and (iv) allow students to experience the need for the software development lifecycle, feeling that software engineering is not a block-based process but depending on previous activity, often leads to the need to go back in the process. The results obtained with the use of the active methodology were well accepted by the students and allowed both teachers and students to reach the objectives set.
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    O poder local e o seu contributo para a sociedade da informação e do conhecimento: Estudo de caso das Juntas de Freguesias da área do Concelho da Figueira da Foz.
    2009 - Marques, Ana Isabel; Ferreira, Maria João
    As redes digitais de informação têm um impacto fundamental ao nível do bem-estar social, face ao leque de oportunidades oferecidas pela economia digital e pelas novas tecnologias da informação e da comunicação (TIC), com impactos profundos em vários domínios, nomeadamente, no trabalho, educação, saúde, lazer, e aumento da qualidade e eficiência dos serviços públicos. Embora sejam inegáveis os seus benefícios, é importante referir que à semelhança da diferença de classes da sociedade industrial, a actual Sociedade da Informação e do Conhecimento gera igualmente divisões entre aqueles que tem acesso às TIC, e aqueles que o não têm. Cabe ao Estado o papel social de evitar esta info-exclusão, mediante a aplicação de medidas dirigidas à população em risco. Tais medidas deverão poder ser aplicadas pelos órgãos governamentais mais próximos da população-alvo, i.e. as Freguesias. Neste sentido importa assim reflectir acerca do contributo do poder local para a Sociedade de Informação e Conhecimento.
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    Towards the digital transformation: are portuguese organizations in this way?
    2019-03 - Santos-Pereira, Carla; Moreira, Fernando; Ferreira, Maria João; Durão, Natércia
    Digital transformation is increasingly an element to be considered in the new paradigm of organizations. This transformation increases business opportunities and open a window for new approaches to the same business, both internally and externally, including changes in business processes and relationships with the organization’s stakeholders. Due of this, several concepts like digital transformation and enablers among others have emerged, and occurred in this new era. Being this in mind, it is fundamental to see if organizations in Portugal are already living in the aforementioned digital transformation or if they are aware of the need to adapt to this new reality. Thus, the objective of this research is to perceive the state of the art of Portuguese organizations in light of digital transformation.
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    O Impacto dos recursos didácticos digitais na produção de conhecimento em educação/formação de jovens
    2009 - Garcia, Luís Manuel Mendes; Ferreira, Maria João
    O meio escolar é um espaço privilegiado para a captura e construção de conhecimento. O seu papel fundamental é fomentar docentes e discentes a pensar de forma criativa em soluções tanto para os tradicionais como para os novos desafios emergentes desta sociedade em constante mutação. A utilização das TIC (Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação) têm vindo num crescendo como suporte na ajuda e viabilização do ensino, criando novas possibilidades a toda a comunidade educativa. Neste sentido importa efectuar uma reflexão acerca da utilização que está a ser dada às TIC, mais concretamente à WWW, e o seu impacto na produção de conhecimento.
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    Exploring integration issues in A blended Mobile Learning model context oriented applied to an information systems course curriculum: mobility, context and cloud
    2013 - Ferreira, Maria João; Moreira, Fernando
    The increasing number of mobile devices in day-to-day of general population and particularly among younger people, leads to emergence of new paradigms in several areas of activity, particularly in education. As an example of a new paradigm in the teaching-learning can be invoked that mobile learning, such as technologies did not stop and progressed to become part of the Blended Learning Mobile model. In this paper and in the context of three-year courses Bologna Process European Degree structure at school, in Portugal, following the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree in Information Systems for ACM/AIS, we intend to extend our BML Context Oriented Model to Information System course, i. e. cover different areas of expertise of these courses, including Requirements Engineering.
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    Social business: a new dimension for education and training in organizations: the EToW Model
    2014 - Moreira, Fernando; Ferreira, Maria João; Seruca, Isabel
    Organizations have suffered a large (r)evolution at the social, economic and technological levels. A change of paradigm in what comes to information systems and technologies (IST) used in the day-to-day life of every citizen, by itself, does not sustain such a transformation; it is therefore necessary a change of culture and behaviour. The use of IST in an appropriate and integrated way with the organization's processes will depend on an individual and collective effort. The younger generation, familiarized to sharing, often through mobile devices, personal information on social networks, enters the job market looking for similar tools. These social tools allow the production, sharing and management of information and knowledge within the organization between peers and other stakeholders, eliminating the barriers of communication and sharing. Taking advantage of these technologies for the education and training of organization’ employees within the context of Social Business, in particular concerning nomadic workers, requires a comprehension exercise in how to demonstrate their usefulness with regard to the creation, access and sharing of contents in a safe way. To this end, this paper proposes a model for the 2nd layer – Education and Training of Organizational Workers – of the mobile Create, Share, Document and Training (m_CSDT) framework.