E-learning trends and hypes in academic teaching. Methodology and findings of a trend study

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What comes next in the field of academic e-learning? Which e-learning trends will dominate the discourse at universities? Answering such questions is the basis for the adaptation of service strategies and IT-infrastructures within institutions of Higher Education. The present paper therefore introduces methodology and findings of a trend study in the field of e-teaching. The overall interest of the study was the analysis of life stages and future potentials of e-learning innovations. A content analysis has been conducted based on 427 scientific articles of leading German-speaking elearning conferences. Thus, e-learning trends and hypes in academic teaching have been identified and characterised. The following paper focusses on two things: on the one hand, existing academic concepts of trend research in the field of elearning will be discussed, and on the other hand, the above-mentioned study will be introduced.i.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2014 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2014
EditorsMiguel Baptista Nunes, Maggie McPherson
PublisherInternational Association for development of the Information Society (iadis)
Number of pages7
ISBN (electronic)9789898704085
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

SeriesMulti Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS)


TitleInternational Conference e-Learning 2014
Duration15 - 18 July 2014

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-0327-6577/work/142256835


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Academic teaching, Content analysis, E-learning, Higher education, Trends