Bloom’s taxonomy and Web 2.0

Bloom‘s taxonony of thinking skills identifies six levels of increasing complexity: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating.

This image from Visual Bloom’s shows how this can be applied to Web 2.0 technologies:

Bloom's taxonomy for Web 2.0

Bloom's taxonomy for Web 2.0

This caught my attention because it struck me how my own experience of using Web 2.0 applications has not followed any structured route e.g. I began using Wikipedia a long time before Delicious or Skype.

When constructing any web teaching programme, such as 23 Things, this is a useful diagram to bear in mind, and consider what skills each site requires to be able to use it competently, and how these skills can be transferred and built upon.  Perhaps it also shows that Web 2.0-related learning does not rely on hierarchy as much as formal education does?


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