Key Teaching Staff

Maria da Conceição Costa

School: Universidade Lusófona / Film and Media Arts Department (ULHT)
Field of Teaching: Communication Sciences and Media Studies
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Major Achievements: Conceição Costa holds a PhD in Communication Sciences – Media Studies, from FCSH-UNL (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), a Master in Multimedia Communication (Lusófona University) and a Master of Arts in Business Communication and Public Relations from the European University. Her main research interests are children and media, media literacy and interaction design. She is also a Certified Usability Analyst from Human Factors International (USA). Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Lusófona University and a Researcher at CICANT, in Lisbon, Portugal. As a lecturer she teaches Interaction Design at several bachelor degrees at ECATI, Marketing in Information Technologies (MSc in Computer Engineering) and Communication and Technology in the PhD in Communication Sciences. She is the Principal Investigator of GAMILearning, a research project about digital games for media and information literacy, funded by FCT (with Universidade de Aveiro, Austin-Texas University and SAPO-PT). Since 2010, she has been a member of the COST Action ISO906 WG1: “New Media Genres, Media Literacy, and Trust in the Media” and has been involved in several European publications about media literacy and media education.

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