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Tagging For Community of Practice



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  • 1. Tagging for Community of Practice Doing More with Less
  • 2. Workshop Objectives
    • Upon completion of this workshop the participants will ….
    • be able to explain tagging and how it creates a taxonomy.
    • be able to identify the similarities among a taxonomy and a folksonomy .
    • Be able to describe the features of a tag cloud .
    • be able to list the key community building features of tagging.
    • be able to explain how RSS can access tags .
    • be able to identify a number of different tagging services .
  • 3. What is tagging?
    • Referencing content using words you (or your community ) are familiar and come to mind most often.
    • Tags are metadata about the content.
    • Tags can and should be shared.
    • Tagging creates folksonomies
    • Words can be used for filtering and retrieval
  • 4. Traditional bookmarking
  • 5. Why tag?
  • 6. Tagging content
  • 7. Formative Activity 1
    • Read the accompanying article of text.
    • Identify three keywords (or tags) that capture the meaning of the text.
    • Think of these keywords as reference to searching for the article at some point in the future.
    • This document defines "Free Cultural Works" as works or expressions which can be freely studied, applied, copied and/or modified, by anyone, for any purpose. It also describes certain permissible restrictions that respect or protect these essential freedoms. The definition distinguishes between free works, and free licenses which can be used to legally protect the status of a free work. The definition itself is not a license; it is a tool to determine whether a work or license should be considered "free.“
  • 8. folksonomies
    • Folksonomy describes the bottom-up classification systems that emerge from social tagging.
    • Folksonomy (from folk + taxonomy ) is a user-generated taxonomy.
  • 9. Reviewing your tags?
  • 10. Your tags as a cloud
  • 11. A tag cloud (delicious via wordle)
  • 12. A tag cloud (global population)
  • 13. Reviewing others tags?
  • 14. Formative Activity 2
    • Using delicious drill through some tags to other users of the tag.
    • Select another user of a tag and find their tag cloud
    • For some fun use wordle to view this users tag cloud.
    • What does this tell you about the user?
  • 15. Your Network
    • From both a person and tag perspective
    • Allows you to connect friends, family, coworkers, and new people.
    • Allows you to subscribe to a tag
  • 16. Network and Subscriptions
  • 17. Subscribing to a tag using RSS
    • This can apply to;
      • Yourself
      • Others
      • Networks
  • 18. Other tagging sites
  • 19. References
  • 20. All the information in this document is licensed under the Creative Commons license: Attribution – Share Alike For more information regarding this license please visit: