Reflection Support Using Multi-encoded Tag-clouds

Christian Glahn, Marcus Specht, Rob Koper

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    Abstract

    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
    PublisherCEUR
    Chapter9
    Pages89-97
    Number of pages9
    Volume506
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventThe 2ndInternational Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments
    - Acropolis Palais des Congres, Nice, France
    Duration: 29 Sep 200929 Sep 2009
    Conference number: 2

    Workshop

    WorkshopThe 2ndInternational Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments
    Abbreviated titleMUPPLE '09
    CountryFrance
    CityNice
    Period29/09/0929/09/09

    Keywords

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

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