What would I see if I rode on a beam of light?

The Learning Circuits

This is how problems are solved and novel ideas are created. The most typical kind of ontology has a taxonomy and a set of inference rules. This Tuesday (October 11, 2005) on PBS -- Einstein's big idea: The Legacy of E = mc2Before Einstein, scientists would observe and record something, and then find the right mathematics to explain the results.

Evolution of E-Learning

The Learning Circuits

I think the whole e-learning space has gone through an evolution in the last 4-5 years, and we've created a four-stage taxonomy to describe it ( www.bersin.com/stages ). The problem most organizations have today is that they are locked in stage 2 or 3 and find that it will take 2-3 years to "unlock" their content to get to stage 4. I feel a need to chime in.

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What Does the "A" in KSA Really Mean?

Big Dog, Little Dog

Knowledge, skills, and attitudes relate directly to Bloom's Taxonomy : Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotor. The first taxonomy, cognitive, appeared in 1956 (Bloom). Robert Manger and Peter Pipe's book, Analyzing Performance Problems (1970) and Thomas Gilbert's Human Competence (1978), both considered classics by training and performance professionals, do not mention KSAs (or at least not that I could find).

Bloom reheated

Learning with e's

In an age of digital media, where learners create, remix and share their own content, an overhaul of Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy was long overdue. Yesterday I posted a critique of Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy and argued that it is outmoded in the digital age. 2005) Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Why multiple-choice questions are (too often) problematic

Patti Shank

These and other problems (such as the problems in the list above) lead to invalid questions and assessments. A taxonomy of multiple-choice item-writing rules. Validity of a taxonomy of multiple-choice item-writing rules. 2005).

How Toyota Motor Europe Manages a Large, International eLearning Program


In 2005, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) started job-based training in four levels divided by maintenance/repair and diagnosis. 3 years later, the problems started to surface. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, the team applied knowledge skills and attitude learning objectives to each page of a course.