By the end of this lesson, you will be able to explain the value in purposefully aligning your learning objectives and your course assessments.This lesson instructs users how to design backward by writing exam questions, surveys, and class assessments first, then working backward to refine or craft learning objectives.
- We've talked about the value, theory,…and creation of learning objectives.…Now I want to introduce you to a fourth concept,…which is aligning your assessments…with your learning objectives.…Here's the rule of thumb.…Align each item in your course assessment…directly with a learning objective in your course.…That is to say, make sure every exam question is…clearly linked to one of your course's learning objectives.…When you align your course assessments…directly with your learning objectives,…there are three benefits.…First, as the course creator, you get a metric…that allows you to identify if the learners actually learned…what you expected they would.…
For example, here's an exam question.…"Why are the costs of living…"higher in New York City than in Buffalo?"…And here's the matching learning objective.…"By the end of this lesson,…"the learner will be able to explain,…"using economic terminology,…"why the costs of living vary…"between New York CIty and Buffalo."…The alignment between individual questions…and the objective help you identify the course's…
- 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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