This paper reports on a qualitative study about the application of tag clouds for supporting meta-cognition in self-directed and incidental learning. It analyses the use of a personal tag-cloud visualization of the tags that are used at a public social bookmarking service. The study focuses at the types of meta- cognitive control based on reflection notes of the learners. These notes were analyzed regarding the contents of the reflections as well as regarding their meta-cognitive type. The study has two important outcomes. Firstly, a personal tag cloud can stimulate reflection on the tagging activity of a learner. Secondly, reflecting on the tagging activity is not built into the design of a tag cloud.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments (MUPPLE09)|
|Subtitle of host publication||in conjunction with the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL'09)|
|Editors||Fridolin Wild, Marco Kalz, Matthias Palmer, Daniel Muller|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||The 2ndInternational Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments |
- Acropolis Palais des Congres, Nice, France
Duration: 29 Sep 2009 → 29 Sep 2009
Conference number: 2
|Workshop||The 2ndInternational Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments |
|Abbreviated title||MUPPLE '09|
|Period||29/09/09 → 29/09/09|
- self-directed learning
- incidental learning
Glahn, C., Specht, M., & Koper, R. (2009). Reflection Support Using Multi-encoded Tag-clouds. In F. Wild, M. Kalz, M. Palmer, & D. Muller (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments (MUPPLE09): in conjunction with the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL'09) (Vol. 506, pp. 89-97). CEUR.