Decoding Online Learning: Exploring Educational Taxonomies for Virtual Instruction


  • Fatima Maqsood Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Management, Faculty of Education, IIUI. Author
  • Fatima Batool Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, IIUI. Author
  • Dr. Sufi Amin Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Management, Faculty of Education, IIUI. Author
  • Safeer Hussain MS Scholar, Faculty of Education, International Islamic University, Islamabad-Pakistan. Author


Typology of educational taxonomy, Bloom’s taxonomy, Bloom’s revised taxonomy, Bloom’s digital taxonomy, online instruction


It is crucial for many researchers to examine the critical issues involved with understanding the nature and function of prescriptive educational taxonomies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of rigorous instructional design solutions adaptable and applicable to the growing field of Online learning, user-centered design, and technologically distributed distance learning environments. The key aim of this paper is to look at various educational taxonomies specifically available in literature and determine the most suitable and relevant taxonomy particularly in Online instruction to attain the learning objectives. Extensive literature review was made to get familiarity with various taxonomies and it was observed that a long list of educational taxonomies is available in literature such as Bloom’s original taxonomy (1956) which is revised by Andeson & Krathwohl in 2001, Gegne (1977), Merrill (1983), and Simpson and Harrow (1972). Among all of these no one is considered as appropriate for designing and planning instruction for Online education. In 2007 Bloom’s Digital taxonomy appears on the canvas of educational taxonomies that is known as most suitable and relevant taxonomy specifically in the field of Online instruction.


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Decoding Online Learning: Exploring Educational Taxonomies for Virtual Instruction. (2024). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 5(1), 217-229.

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