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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(4): 284-290 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.4.882

A Review of the Use of Information Technology in Brazilian Schools from 2010 to 2014

Eurival Alves de Souza, Leandro Guimarães Garcia, Janio Carlos Nascimento Silva, Leonardo Guimarães Garcia, and Patrick Letouze Moreira
Abstract—The paper discusses the presence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Brazilian schools, based on documents of the last five years obtained from two sources: the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) database that stores surveys on the use of information and communication technologies in Brazilian schools; the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) database – a prominent Portuguese and Spanish repository of scientific journals. The CGI.br surveys indicate slow improvements (mainly related to the growing number of mobile ICT in schools) but important limitations (low speed of Internet at schools, low investment in teachers training, low equipment number, etc.). Even under these conditions, it outlines the trend of using ICT mobile devices that shifts the ICT usage from computer labs to the classroom. The latest scientific studies on ICT retrieved from SciELO corroborate this perception, based on an analysis of all ICT and virtual tools considered by researchers, as well as the context in which the studies were performed (including the research and teaching methods, and type of courses considered).

Index Terms—Information, communication technologies, school, e-learning, Brazil.

E. A. de Souza and J. C. N. Silva are with Federal University of Tocantins, Tocantins, Brazil.
L. G. Garcia is with the Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil (e-mail: lggarcia@uft.edu.br).
L. G. Garcia is with the Faculty of Education, Information and Comunication, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
P. L. Moreira is with the Graduate Program of Systems‘ Computational Modeling, Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil.

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Cite: Eurival Alves de Souza, Leandro Guimarães Garcia, Janio Carlos Nascimento Silva, Leonardo Guimarães Garcia, and Patrick Letouze Moreira, "A Review of the Use of Information Technology in Brazilian Schools from 2010 to 2014," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 284-290, 2017.

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