The Workbook Service in a Learning Virtual Communities’ Platform

  • Luigi Colazzo
  • Francesco Conte
  • Andrea Molinari
  • Nicola Villa
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


The paper describes the development of a new service within the collaboration platform “Online Communities”, entirely designed and implemented by our working group at the University of Trento. The system is able to track the activities performed by each participant of a learning community. The service, called “workbook”, represents the first of a series of innovations that we will introduce in the system to improve the collaboration level between its participants. The metaphor of virtual communities, in fact, allows us to develop and expand the services’ scenarios. Even the workbook service itself benefits of this community approach.


learning virtual communities e-learning lifelong learning collaboration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Colazzo
    • 1
  • Francesco Conte
    • 2
  • Andrea Molinari
    • 1
  • Nicola Villa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Management SciencesUniversity of TrentoItaly
  2. 2.Laboratory of MaieuticsUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly

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