Reflection Support Using Multi-encoded Tag-clouds

Christian Glahn, Marcus Specht, Rob Koper

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments (MUPPLE09)
    Subtitle of host publicationin conjunction with the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL'09)
    EditorsFridolin Wild, Marco Kalz, Matthias Palmer, Daniel Muller
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventThe 2nd International Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments
    - Acropolis Palais des Congres, Nice, France
    Duration: 29 Sept 200929 Sept 2009
    Conference number: 2


    WorkshopThe 2nd International Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments
    Abbreviated titleMUPPLE '09


    • tagging
    • visualization
    • evaluation
    • reflection
    • self-directed learning
    • incidental learning


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