How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.”  They follow rules, theories, or laws governing the objectives they espouse, and they measure the outcomes of their efforts against those objectives.

Instructional designers are guided by these same types of parameters when ensuring their courses meet specific learning objectives.

Let’s look at the process of designing good learning objectives, so you can build the various elements of your course or training in service of a clear purpose with measurable outcomes.

Building Achievable Learning Objectives

When designed correctly, a good learning objective will inherently offer a clear way to measure whether or not it has been met.

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