Abstract—Social and mobile technologies are catalysts for
significant changes in e-learning. Their effects develop during
the process of the diffusion and adaption of these technologies on
different social levels: individual (micro level), organizational
(meso level) and markets/society (macro level). This paper
reports on the impacts of social and mobile technologies on
learning related individual information behavior, formal
teaching scenarios and the educational market as a whole. Thus,
the reader obtains a holistic picture of technology based
influences on learning.
Index Terms—Social and mobile technologies, information behavior, formal learning, educational market.
Joachim Griesbaum is with the Department of Information Science and Natural Language Processing, University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Joachim Griesbaum, "Trends in e-Learning: Impacts of Social Mobile Technologies on Information Behavior, Formal Learning and the Educational Market," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 123-129, 2017.