E-Learning Design Part 5: Learning through Creating (Blooms 21)


At CDSM, we draw on a range of theories – from the past and the present – to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. In an earlier post in this series ( E-Learning Design Part 2: Observable and Measurable Outcomes ), we looked at the influence of Bloom’s taxonomy (1956) on our e-learning. What is Blooms 21? Consequently, Blooms becomes a ‘step pyramid’ that one must arduously try to climb with your learners.

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Let''s start with some theory: According to the revised Bloom''s cognitive taxonomy by Anderson and Krathwohl, ''creating'' is suggested as the peak of achievement. It replaces evaluation as the pinnacle in this revised model, but many have wondered why Anderson and Krathwohl suggested it in the first place. Synthesis'' in the old model is replaced by ''Creating'' in the new, revised Bloom model. What can we learn from digital curation of content?