Brief bio

I’m an associate professor of Psychology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil). As a researcher and as a teacher, my main interest is to use behavioural science to improve educational technologies, open and higher education.

Since 2016, I’ve been coordinating the OPERANDA platform. This platform integrates the best evidence-based practices for online education and offers free online courses on scientific method. I’m constantly looking for ideas to improve students’ performance, satisfaction, retention and sense of belonging in online education.

Currently, I’m planning a sabbatical year (2023-2024) with my family in Australia, working on the development of a massive, open and online course to introduce Science to undergraduate students. Furthermore, I want to learn more about metascience and educational technologies with Australian research groups on these fields.

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Twitter: @gussohelder

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