Disruption in higher education - a new approach proposal based on collaborative blended mobile learning

  • Maria José Angélico Gonçalves CEOS.P, Porto Accounting and Business School, Polytechnic of Porto
  • Maria João Ferreira Univ Portucalense, REMIT - Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies & IST- TOS - Centro Algoritmi, Univ. Minho
Palavras-chave: Innovation; Technology; Research projects; Higher education; Teaching-learning process.


The emergence of new technologies contributes to the change in the behavior of society in general and the younger generation, named Generation Z, in particular requires that higher education institutions “look” for teaching in a different way and change the approaches (methodologies) of the teaching learning process. Since the current approach to teaching learning process in higher education is predominantly the traditional model, i.e. expository lectures. Thus, teachers who a collaborative blended mobile learning are stimulating students autonomy and motivation, so that students get more skills. In order to answer these new challenges an innovative approach was developed and implemented. The approach was implemented in a post-graduation course untitled “Web Communication”. The results are very promising because they allow on the one hand student’s engagement, and on the other hand, resulted in a 80% pass rate.