Bloom’s Taxonomy Bloom’s Taxonomy was developed in 1956 and remainsthe standard for describing various levels of thinkingskills. Following are the six levels of the taxonomy, fromlowest to highest. Level One: Knowledge-define, memorize, label Level Two: Comprehension-explain, predict, summarize Level Three: Application-show, illustrate, sequence Level Four: Analysis-survey, compare or contrast, examine Level Five: Synthesis-design, rewrite, construct Level Six: Evaluation-defend, choose, prioritize
E-Learning E-learning can be flexible and done outside the classroom or it can beused as enhancement to a traditional course inside the classroom. E-learning can be asynchronous and synchronous learning. Asynchronous learning is a self paced, student centered learning processthat uses online resources like email, discussion boards, blogs, wikis, etcto help facilitate the information. Synchronous learning is an instructor-led environment where everyone istaking part in learning at the same time, in real time. Synchronouslearning can be facilitated through live streaming, Skype, webinars, chatrooms etc.• E-Learning is defined as any form of electroniclearning and teaching.• E-learning is synonymous with other multi mediaenhanced learning, like online learning, virtuallearning, distance learning, web based training, etc.
Bloom’s Taxonomy and E-Learning Remembering: Retrieving, recognizing, and recalling relevant knowledge from long-termmemory. Understanding: Constructing meaning from oral, written, and graphic messagesthrough interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, andexplaining. Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure through executing, orimplementing. Analyzing: Breaking material into constituent parts, determining how theparts relate to one another and to an overall structure or purpose throughdifferentiating, organizing, and attributing. Evaluating: Making judgments based oncriteria and standards through checking and critiquing. Creating: Putting elementstogether to form a coherent or functional whole; reorganizing elements into a newpattern or structure through generating, planning, or producing. (Anderson &Krathwohl, 2001, pp. 67-68) E-learning refers to the use of electronic media and information and communicationtechnologies (ICT) in education. E-learning is broadly inclusive of all forms ofeducational technology in learning and teaching. (Wikipedia, 2013). Blooms taxonomy can work in conjunction with e-learning/technology because theyboth go hand and hand with each other. Instructors are able to combine both conceptsand apply to various learning styles in class to make sure that students understand andsee the big picture. Blooms taxonomy is broken down into six parts with detaileddefinitions to help the learner apply e-learning/technology to using the taxonomymodel.
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Bloom’s Taxonomy withAudio & VisualYouBloom’s Taxonomy According to Seinfeld by Derek Rouchhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsBna5IVBYgBloom’s Taxonomy According to Pirates of the CaribbBy John Beynonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT4Q2n8S4bkTube
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