Something for Everyone in Bloom’s Taxonomy

by Lorna Kearns Benjamin Bloom was an educational researcher who developed a classification system in 1956 identifying six levels of learning. Anderson and Krathwohl updated the category names and switched the order around in 2001 to produce the taxonomy commonly used today: A common use of the taxonomy is to guide the development of learning…

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MOOCs, the (current) final frontier

To paraphrase Gene Roddenberry, the MOOC team at the University of Pittsburgh started our maiden voyage at approximately 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 10. Our mission: to explore new worlds, to seek out those with a hunger for education, and to go where a growing number of universities have gone before. The physical act of clicking…

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Show me? Yes, ShowMe.

Do you ever spend an entire class explaining a difficult concept and then, based on the blank stares from your students, have doubts about whether or not they understood? For example, if you teach economics, do you think your students could explain the laws of supply and demand? Suppose you teach physics to an especially…

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eBook Report Available

A CIDDE team was charged with investigating current and emerging technologies for creating, distributing, and using electronic books, particularly as substitutes or supplements for traditional textbooks and as platforms for delivering multimedia-enhanced course materials.  The goal was to better inform University faculty and instructional support staff of the capabilities, benefits, limitations, and evolutionary path of…

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