Establishing learning outcomes and learning objectives for your online course is a critical element of your course design. In order to ensure that students learn all of the required content of the course, and can relate any assignments and activities to this content, it is important to communicate any expected learning outcomes and learning objectives.
- [Voiceover] When designing any course,…it's extremely important to establish learning outcomes.…In other words, what is it that you want…your students to learn in your course,…and how will you know that they have…successfully mastered the content or skills?…This is especially important…in an online learning environment…as students will need to be more self-directed.…You will not be there in person…to explain how each assignment and activity…is tied to a certain learning outcome.…These are probably the most important expectations…that you can present to your students…at the beginning of your course.…
Like the other guidelines and expectations,…I would make sure that they're easy find…and easy to understand.…Let's take a look at a few tips to consider…when writing learning outcomes for your online course.…First, don't create too many.…Five to eight learning outcomes…should be sufficient for your course.…Be sure that these course outcomes…align with the overall curriculum.…Make sure that they are well written…and easy to understand.…
Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom—with or without a learning management system—and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Oliver also shows how to incorporate digital resources and the latest ed tech into your classroom, and make sure the lessons are accessible to students of all ability levels.
- What is online education?
- Why does online education succeed?
- Understanding learning management systems
- Incorporating technology in the classroom
- Setting guidelines and expectations about online courses
- Writing learning outcomes and learning objectives
- Sharing and curating files and resources
- Tracking student progress
- Engaging students
- Fostering communication
- Providing feedback
- Making learning accessible to students with disabilities