The trouble with Bloom’s taxonomy

One of the cornerstones of course design in the e-learning industry is the practice of sequencing the outcomes of curricula, modules and content according to the principles of Bloom’s taxonomy. Instructional designers typically use this theory to expose learners to foundational content first: things that require learners to remember, understand, and apply. As the course…

A fresh take on the ADDIE model

Around the fourth year of my e-learning career, I was a perhaps overly confident young learning designer who had the good fortune to work with a wide range of clients in the FMCG, financial, higher education and non-profit sectors. With my growing portfolio of successful projects, I felt that I had mastered the ADDIE process….