This course has a Bloom rating of 3.9
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by David OliverDavid Oliver, Anthony DobeleAnthony Dobele, Myles GreberMyles Greber, Tim RobertsTim Roberts
This paper analyses the cognitive difficulty of six courses that may be taken as credit towards an IT degree offered by a regional Australian University. The assessment requirements of these six courses are evaluated using Bloom’s taxonomy and from this a difficulty metric, called here a Bloom Rating, is computed for each course. The analysis reveals that some quite lowly courses in terms of their ordering in the programme, such as first-year programming, are comparatively high in their cognitive demands, whereas some of the more advanced non-programming courses have relatively low levels of cognitive difficulty. An explanation for these trends is offered.