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Developing Tools for Virtual Communities Marian Bucos, Iasmina Ermalai, Mihai Onita, Radu Vasiu Multimedia Centre of “Politehnica” University of Timisoara,

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1 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities Marian Bucos, Iasmina Ermalai, Mihai Onita, Radu Vasiu Multimedia Centre of “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

2 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities The IMM project Definition of Virtual Communities Tools for Virtual Communities The IMM e-platform Conclusion

3 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities The IMM Project International Master in Multimedia – European research project; – Romania, Hungary, France, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Austria, Greece, Finland and USA The project tries to develop a new study program at Master level in the area of multimedia.

4 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities The IMM Project The purpose of The IMM virtual community is to ensure collaboration between: partners, students, tutors, administrators. The IMM is supposed to test the capacity of e- learning expansion in Romania and other Central and East European countries.

5 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities Definition of Virtual Communities Virtual communities are groups whose members communicate and interact in an online environment. Virtual communities = online communities Virtual communities = electronic communities Virtual communities – places where social interaction takes place over the Internet.

6 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities The IMM e-platform The IMM e-platform is build as an e-learning virtual community, and hosts specific tasks: - courses information; - participants’ details; - news and events; - latest learning resources ; - settings control; - communication tools; - Content Management System.

7 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities The IMM e-platform

8 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities Tools for Virtual Communities Communication tools: - W2SMS; - Instant Messaging; - Forum; - Blog; - Wiki; - ; - RSS Feeds. These tools build an interactive virtual community.

9 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities Tools for Virtual Communities The Content Management System area coordinates the streams of information. The staff can manage user accounts, general news, course details, resources or communication tools.

10 Developing Tools for Virtual Communities Conclusion In the near future e-learning virtual communities will be implemented in Romanian education institutes. A need has been established for developing e- learning environments, especially for high level courses.

11 Thank you!


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