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Technology and Bloomís Taxonomy: Evaluation

March 5, 2007

Benjamin Bloomís taxonomy of learning domains, originally developed in 1956, is one of the most well-known and widely-used schemas of educational objectives. Though three distinct schemas were originally created, the one dealing with the cognitive domain remains the most important and most applied.

The sixth and final category in Bloomís Taxonomy, Evaluation, is the focus of the March newsletter. Evaluation has to do with an individualís ability to weigh and judge alternatives, choose an option, and justify that selection through some measure of analysis. An example of the Evaluation category would find a student assessing a problem and recommending a novel solution, critiquing an existing approach or solution that is not adequately addressing a problem, or judging the relative worth of several choices.

Many technologies can assist you with enabling students to develop their abilities in the Evaluation domain.