Learning Objectives – Your Course GPS

Have you ever traveled down a road without quite knowing where you were heading or if it would connect with the road you wanted?

Have you ever taken a training course without being fully convinced of its importance or usefulness? A course where the content seemed to meander from one topic to the next with no strong purpose?

In either case, if the journey is interesting, you might be fine with just going along for the ride—for a while. But as soon as the situation requires more time or effort than you’re willing to spend, chances are you’ll be looking for the off-ramp. As learners or travelers, we want to know why we should make a particular journey and where it’s going.

An elearning course is in certain ways like a tour bus that takes the learner on a sequence of planned adventures. The GPS way-finder of that experience, that directs the learner from one destination to the next and reinforces the “why” of the journey, is its set of learning objectives.

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