Join John-Paul Ballard for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Analyze courses for learning objectives, part of Teaching Techniques: Writing Effective Learning Objectives.
- [Voiceover] So how'd you do?…You ready for the solutions?…Let's look at the first one.…The course topic was corporate financial statements.…The learners were graduate students…and the deployment method was synchronous online,…12 once-weekly, one hour sessions,…meaning synchronous, everyone's gonna be online together.…And here's how I did it.…I took the 12, since there are 12 weekly meetings…and I figured, okay, let's just take a rough guess,…10 learning objectives per session.…That be high or low, but it's just a good round number.…
That gives us a ballpark of 120 learning objectives…for this course.…That may sound like a lot but remember,…this is a pretty big course:…12 weeks long, one hour each session.…So let's look at the next one.…The next one has a course topic of using Microsoft Office.…So it's a software how-to.…The learners are beginning users of the software.…The deployment method is self-paced eLearning,…and it's 12 one hour lessons.…That's a fairly large course.…So here's how I came up with my estimate.…
- Defining and structuring a learning objective
- Understanding the value of learning objectives
- Adopting learning objective theory
- Rewriting weak learning objectives
- Customizing learning objectives
- Creating learning objectives for new and existing material
- Analyzing courses for learning objectives
- Aligning assessments with learning objectives
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Learning Objectives
Begin with the end in mind2m 12s
2. Learning Objective Theory
3. Create and Customize Learning Objectives
4. Align Assessments with Learning Objectives
Next steps1m 12s
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