This workshop provides participants the opportunity to discuss their course objectives in accordance with the parameters suggested by Bloom. Bloom’s Taxonomy is established, well-known, comprehensive, hierarchical in design and contains action verbs which succinctly describe learning outcomes. When educators develop instructional objectives, they are typically asked to categorize or label each one according the Bloom’s level of cognitive complexity. It provides educators with a common frame of reference that clarifies various types of learning outcomes. It illustrates the wide array of learning outcomes that can be included in any given instructional area. Of primary importance is the development of learning objectives and the measures to determine accomplishment of those objectives. Participants are invited to bring course objectives in both print and digital formats. If desired, course objectives may be discussed and evaluated for compliance with Bloom’s BCD (behavior, condition, degree) format. Additionally, software designed to analyze the course objectives’ level within Bloom’s cognitive domain will be demonstrated and participants will be encouraged to have their course objectives analyzed using this technology. This software technology was developed by Baker and Papp and is a continuation of studies previously presented at SAIS and other conferences.
Baker, Russell and Papp, Raymond, "Workshop: Bloom's Taxonomy Analysis Software" (2006). SAIS 2006 Proceedings. 14.