Customizing the Learning Domains, Taxonomies and Audit Trail


Click CUSTOMIZE to set your preference

You will see a drop down menu like this

Use the Preference Setting dialog box to set your preferences

Learning Domains

Mark the ones that you want to use.

If a domain does not apply to the kinds of instruction you are designing, then remove the check mark.

Based on these settings, the LDT software enables and disables learning domain options on certain dialogs that appear.

Default Domain

Choose the learning domain that will be your preferred domain.

Based on your selection, when the Learning Objectives dialog opens, the Learning Levels and Learning Type settings associated with your default domain are pre-loaded.

Taxonomy of Knowledge

Bloom Original

In 1956 Dr. Benjamin Bloom published a framework for categorizing educational goals. It contained these six categories:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Comprehension
  3. Application
  4. Analysis
  5. Synthesis
  6. Evaluation

We label this the "Bloom Original" and you can select it for usage as your preference for Knowledge Domain designs you create.

Bloom Revised

In 2001, a group of cognitive psychologists, researchers and other specialists published a revised version of Bloom's taxonomy. New descriptive labels where assigned and the top two levels adjusted. The categories in the "Bloom Revised" option are:

  1. Remembering
  2. Understanding
  3. Applying
  4. Analyzing
  5. Evaluating
  6. Creating

In the Preference pane, choose the version you want to use for your designs.

Taxonomy of Skill

At this time, we have elected to use exclusively the skill taxonomy of Ravindra H. Dave who published this during the period of 1969 - 1975 because we feel it is more aligned with the education of adults.

There are two other models, one by Simpson and the other Harrow, and we will remain open to comments/feedback about possibly offering these in the future. Contact us with your thoughts about adding these models.

Taxonomy of Attitude

To our knowledge there has been only one taxonomy of this domain published and it is by Dr. David Krathwohl in 1964.

This is what we are using in the Learning Design Tool.

Learning Objective Usage

This preference setting controls whether or not the LDT software records information on the Learning Objective reference numbers and to where they have been extracted; specifically into such as a new Word document, PowerPoint file, LeaderGuide Pro facilitator guide, or Instructor Guide Scripting Tool document.

With this setting enabled, the Learning Design Document can also contain tracking information about the Source Document's, created during the Analysis phase of the project, and from where summary content was imported into the Design document's Content Analysis section.

When a Course ID control reference is used on the Design Document, this "Audit Trail" tracking feature also tags the Source Import documents and the Extracted Course Design documents with this same Course ID reference. The Course ID reference is a Windows searchable keyword field. Therefore, you can easily locate all electronic files associated with your various Learning Designs.


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