Using Mobile Learning in Formal and Non-formal Educational Settings

  • Débora N. F. BarbosaEmail author
  • Patrícia B. S. Bassani
  • Rosemari L. Martins
  • João B. Mossmann
  • Jorge L. V. Barbosa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9753)


This paper presents experiences on mobile devices in formal and non-formal educational settings based on the relation among different ongoing research projects involving the use of mobile devices, such as tablets in educational processes. The experiences addressed in this work are interconnected through a common objective: to use of mobile devices as tablets in education to enhance teaching and learning processes. Therefore, this paper presents our experiences in two educational settings, regarding the challenges and issues we face when including the use of mobile devices in educational processes. The study uses a qualitative approach with results indicating three relevant aspects, apart from the educational setting. Therefore, we concluded that the use of mobile technologies in educational processes involve: the training of teachers or educators; the selection, organization and planning of digital resources; and, the profile of the students implicated in the educational process.


Mobile learning Formal education Non-formal education 



We thank the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development – CNPq/Brazil ( for providing financial support for this study. Finally, we would like to thank Feevale ( and Unisinos ( for embracing this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Débora N. F. Barbosa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patrícia B. S. Bassani
    • 1
  • Rosemari L. Martins
    • 1
  • João B. Mossmann
    • 2
  • Jorge L. V. Barbosa
    • 3
  1. 1.Feevale UniversityNovo HamburgoBrazil
  2. 2.Digital GamesFeevale UniversityNovo HamburgoBrazil
  3. 3.University of Vale dos SinosSão LeopoldoBrazil

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