Perspectives on Tag Clouds for Supporting Reflection in Self-organised Learning

Christian Glahn, Marcus Specht, Rob Koper

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    Tags are popular for organising information in social software based on the personal views of the participants on the information. Tags provide valuable attention meta-data on a person’s interests because the participants actively relate resources to concepts by using tags. This paper analyses three designs for tag-clouds that are integrated in the ReScope framework for reflection support. ReScope provides a widget for visualising personal tag-clouds of the tags that were used with social bookmarking services. The presented designs focus on processing and representing attention meta-data on the levels of recency, of collaboration, and of social connectedness from the perspective of situated learning. The present paper analyses how the designs are related to the underlying presumptions for supporting reflection using the different representations of attention meta-data.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformatik 2009
    Subtitle of host publicationIm Focus das Leben
    EditorsStefan Fischer, Erik Maehle, Rudiger Reischuk
    Place of PublicationBonn
    PublisherGesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9783885792482
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event39. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI): Im Focus das Leben - University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
    Duration: 28 Sept 20092 Oct 2009


    Conference39. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)
    Abbreviated titleINFORMATIK 2009
    Internet address


    • tagging
    • reflection
    • self-organised learning
    • web2.0
    • indicators


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