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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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.