Social Tagging for e-Learning: An Approach Based on the Triplet of Learners, Learning Objects and Tags

  • Luciana A. M. Zaina
  • José F. Rodrigues Júnior
  • Anderson R. do Amaral
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 533)


The emerging of the Web 2.0 has allowed users more interactivity with Web applications. Social tagging has been recognized as an important solution to the description of resources available on the Web. In the context of e-learning it may be used as an auxiliary mechanism to the composition of learning object metadata. This paper presents an approach based on the triplet of learners, learning objects and tags for providing the social tagging for e-learning. We performed an experiment with 336 technician students that marked 218 electronic learning objects for about 4,985 times. Although our results have shown that social tagging is a promising practice for e-learning some challenges on how to implement it has to be overcome.


Folksonomy Social tagging Learning objects Web 2.0 



We thank the the students of Fernando Prestes school for participanting of our experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciana A. M. Zaina
    • 1
  • José F. Rodrigues Júnior
    • 2
  • Anderson R. do Amaral
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal University of São CarlosSorocabaBrazil
  2. 2.University of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil
  3. 3.ETEC FernandoPrestesSorocabaBrazil

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