Many of us in the instructional design world were panicked recently when our bookmarked link to Radio James Objective Builder came up empty. Our panic quickly led to moans of, “Oh no, now we need to redesign our curriculum resources handouts, workshops, training materials, etc.. Where did Radio James go?”
Designed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Training Manager James Basore, and until very recently hosted by him, his interactive tool to create learning objectives based upon Bloom’s Taxonomy was lauded by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, the University of Central Florida, and of course, Arizona State University. The Objective Builder helped teaching faculty write actionable and measurable goals, thereby avoiding the long list of “Students will understand…” objectives that typically litter course syllabi.
Cry no more. Radio James is back at ASU Online.
Thank you James for allowing us to host the files. Your generosity is noted and very much appreciated.
About the author
After years in the healthcare field, Tahnja earned her elementary education certificate and taught her own technology curriculum for K-8 students (game design, robotics, media, etc.). In 2009 she came to ASU, redesigning courses for the online environment. (She's also taught online for over 10 years.) Her instructional design interests include gaming, best practices, and student/instructor engagement. Tahnja holds a Master's in International Management from Thunderbird, a MBA and Elementary Education Certificate from ASU, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Washington.