|Title||Virtual Learning Communities - Theory and Practice: The case of VirRAD|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Bouras, C, Kapoulas, V, Tsiatsos, T, Giannaka, E, Nani, M|
|Conference Name||E-Learn 2003, Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
|Date Published||7 - 11 November|
In this paper we discuss the development of virtual communities and especially virtual learning communities, taking into account basic community requirements as well as social factors of e-learning. This paper has been inspired by the VirRAD European project and presents the intermediate results that have raised form the definition of a virtual community for the vocational training of radiopharmacists. We therefore present the user requirements that form the functional specification of such an environment along with the role model that provides a mindful but solid distribution of the access level in the system.