Collaborative Online-Communities

A study of current practice –

Proposal of the Bachelor examination –


Internet communities have a growing influence on society. Since the beginning of the Internet the number of members in so-called Online communities has grown steadily.

What are the components of a community? What applications for the users are the best?

The purpose of this work is a theoretical examination of so called communities of practice that are based online. I compare and categorize a selection active online communities. The different properties and use of the tools within a community will be examined and evaluated.

The complete work can be found here (German version) : COP_layout_SCREEN