Manuela Aparicio is an integrated researcher and assistant professor at the Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR-IUL), University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal (ISCTE-IUL) and associate researcher at MagIC, a Portugal-based research center focusing on harnessing information to improve organizations and society. She is also an assistant professor at NOVA IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Her research interests include the evaluation of information systems’ effectiveness, especially with respect to the implementation and use of information technology in education. Aparicio is also interested in e-learning systems success research. She conducted a bibliometric study on e-learning evolution concepts and proposed two different business models for massive online open courses (MOOCs). Her work has appeared in the Journal of Educational Technology & Society, Internet and Higher Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Information and Management, and others. Aparicio is chair of the European ACM SIGDOC Chapter (EuroSIGDOC).