Fredric M. Litto

Biography

Retired recently after thirty-six years as professor of communications at the University of São Paulo, where he founded and directed, from 1989 to 2006, the "School of the Future", a self-sustaining laboratory consisting of some 70 researchers/producers of digital learning materials, clustering principally in the areas of school-based virtual learning communities; digital open-content multimedia repositories of humanistic material for learners in Portuguese, and learning objects in science education used annually by over two million young and adult learners. He is currently in a fourth term as president of the Brazilian Association for Distance Education, a learned society of 2,600 professionals, and a member of the Executive Committee of the ICDE-International Council for Open and Distance Learning. His research interests at present center on Open Educational Resources.
Affiliation : Associação Brasileira de Educação a Distância-ABED