What Should E-Learning Designers Know About Bloom

Blooms Taxonomy Examples #141: Challenge | Recap

When an e-learning course fails to meet a learner’s goals or expectations, it’s usually because of inappropriate learning objectives.

That’s because learning objectives are the most important component of good instructional design. They drive the content, practice activities, and assessments for your courses. Without clearly defined objectives, your training will fail to meet your learners’ needs.

Build Your Course Around Clear Learning Objectives

To help course designers define their learning objectives, Benjamin Bloom designed a simple system for classifying educational objectives.

Bloom’s Taxonomy is one of the most effective tools for detailing the training goals sought to ensure learners achieve the desired knowledge, skills, or attitudes.

What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? How do course designers apply the taxonomy to their instructional design process? That’s what this week’s challenge is all about!

Before we dive into the challenge, let’s look at a few examples from the community.

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

I like the way this Flash-based interactive uses colors and hover states to present information. Something like this would be easy to create in Articulate Storyline using the built-in hover states and slide layers.

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

Click to view the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy interaction

Bloom’s Taxonomy Game

Deepen your understanding of Bloom’s Taxonomy by matching famous figures with the level of Bloom’s Taxonomy that their work best embodies in this example by Dan Sweigert.

Bloom’s Taxonomy Game

Click to view the Bloom’s Taxonomy Game

Bloom’s TABS-onomy

Here's a great use of Storyline’s sliders in this tabs-based interaction on Bloom’s Taxonomy by Alexander Salas. Check out the example and download the source file.

Bloom’s TABS-onomy

Click to view and download Bloom’s TABS-onomy

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to design a short demo, quiz, or activity to help e-learning designers learn more about Bloom’s Taxonomy or the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you define your goals for this week’s challenge, take a look at the interactive ADDIE examples your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:

Share Your Interactive ADDIE Models #140

Interactive ADDIE Models #140: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a Bloom-tastic week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

***NOTE: Please don’t use Google Drive or Dropbox to host your projects. Both companies have announced that they’re no longer going to support HTML projects.

You can use our Dropbox file request link to send me your zipped output: https://www.dropbox.com/request/jrqHXAxWwbts234Y4xak. Please include your first and last name and challenge number in the file name: DavidAnderson_122.zip.

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