Leonel Morgado is Assistant Professor with Habilitation, at the Portuguese Open University, where he lectures on research methods, programming, and the use of virtual worlds. He is also the President of the board of the Portuguese Society of Videogame Sciences, and a board member of the international research association, Immersive Learning Research Network. His main research interest is the use and development of virtual worlds as tools for learning and business, which he pursues since 2000, focusing on multi-user platforms since 2006. He authored over 100 papers, in journals, conferences, and as book chapters. Before pursuing an academic career, he was business and technical manager of an harware import, distribution, and retail company, terminologist for the localization teams of MS Office 97 and Oracle InterOffice, language consultant for IBM/Lotus, a coordinator of Web-development and software-deployment teams, and manager of a cooperative extension team fighting the digital divide in rural villages.