This study addresses the following questions:
• Which trends can be seen towards technological equipments?
• Which trends can be seen towards internet access at study home?
• Which trends can be seen towards communication behavior?
• Which trends can be seen towards the usage of e-learning platforms at secondary school level?
• Which trends can be seen towards Web2.0 competence?
In context with the outstanding rise of Facebook we can assume that communication using social communities has become very popular and is therefore breaking new grounds. Nevertheless there is no significant decrease of using standardized ways of communication like email, instant messaging or newsgroups. Because Facebook has been clever enough to open its platform for other common Web2.0 applications and makes it easy to integrate them individually a further side effect of the boom is that people slowly get used to work with those Web2.0 achievements like microblogging or smart media sharing habits as well as embedding items from different sources following mashup philosophy (Kulathuramaiyer & Maurer, 2007). This means that students get used to online editing practices more and more; the acceptance of Web2.0 is strengthened, the way for an online desktop working environment is being paved, cloud computing seems to switch from concept to practice. University teaching should take care about those results and work with social communities in an educated way. There are several publications telling us how to do so (Ebner & Maurer, 2009).
This study recommends that university teaching should work with social communities in an educated way.