Reflecting on Web-readings with Tag Clouds

Christian Glahn, Marcus Specht, Rob Koper

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    Abstract

    Tagging has become one of the key activities of Web2.0 applications. This paper analyses the potential of using tag clouds for stimulating and supporting reflection of individual users in informal learning. We introduce the ReScope widget, a Javascript widget that generates a tag cloud, which represents tags on the levels of global and recent usage. The first prototype of ReScope has been used to identify actual use cases for reflection support. In this paper we analyse these use cases and the related design criteria.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning 2008 - Villach, Austria
    Duration: 24 Sep 200826 Sep 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning 2008
    Abbreviated titleICL 2008
    CountryAustria
    CityVillach
    Period24/09/0826/09/08

    Keywords

    • e-learning
    • web2.0
    • reflection
    • informal learning
    • tagging
    • visualisation

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    Glahn, C., Specht, M., & Koper, R. (2008). Reflecting on Web-readings with Tag Clouds. Paper presented at International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning 2008, Villach, Austria.