Using Bloom’s Taxonomy To Assess Social Media Assignments

  • J.J. Sylvia IV North Carolina State University


This paper argues that by linking social media assignments to particular levels of Blooms Taxonomy, instructors can more easily and straightforwardly assess assignments. Much confusion exists over how to best incorporate these tools, and further, how to properly assess student performance related to social media. Often social media is used simply as an additional and optional channel of communication, rather than as an inherent part of a graded assignment, due in part to the difficulties of assessment. Using social media effectively and collaboratively is an important aspect of literacy in the 21st century; it is therefore important to move beyond merely incorporating the tools, but also assessing the use of the tools.

Author Biography

J.J. Sylvia IV, North Carolina State University

J.J. Sylvia IV is a PhD student in the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media program at North Carolina State University. His experience spans the fields of business, education, and nonprofits, which has given him the opportunity to develop a unique perspective on the way people use and engage with technology. He blogs at


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How to Cite
SYLVIA IV, J.J.. Using Blooms Taxonomy To Assess Social Media Assignments. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 50-59, dec. 2014. ISSN 2166-2681. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 july 2020.


Bloom's Taxonomy; social media; educational technology; pedagogy