The development of a Mobile Communities Application

Luigi Colazzo, Andrea Molinari, Nicola Villa


The study describes the development of the mobile extensions of a virtual system community, result of the cooperation between the Laboratory of Maieutics of the University of Trento and the Institute of Advanced Management System Research (IAMSR), Åbo Akademi, Turku (Finland). The objective of the cooperation was to create mobile modules for the virtual communities platform, equipped with e-learning services, specifc instruments for online collaboration as well as services typical of web 2.0. The resulting platform, called MobiC (Mobile Community), was released at the beginning of 2009 and is now being tested and extended to various felds, among which to life-long learning projects in which our research group is involved.


Mobile learning; Virtual communitiesi; e-learning; life-long learning; Web 2.0

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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2017 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).