How to Create Clear Learning Objectives

Association eLearning

The phrase “learning objectives” gets thrown around a lot in discussions about training and development. Courses are supposed to have learning objectives, competencies should be related to them, quiz questions should assess how well they’ve been met, and more. But what are learning objectives? By the end of this post, you will be able to define “learning objectives,” recognize why they are important, and create them. .

Learning Objectives – Your Course GPS

360 Training

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. What are learning objectives? Conceptually, learning objectives help define and structure the course journey, like an itinerary marking each expected milestone and highlight of the trip. Why do we need learning objectives? Example A is vague.

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Setting Meaningful and Measurable Learning Objectives: The importance of goals


The idea behind producing meaningful and measurable learning objectives is simple: They facilitate the creation of corporate training content that’s in line with those objectives and they provide clarity for learners, in terms of expectations around the training.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect


The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning. Once you’ve established good objectives, the next thing you do is make meaningful practice that aligns with those objectives.

Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

When Leanne Batchelder and I led a session on product launches at the 2015 LTEN conference , we created an activity where participants identified what sales reps needed to learn for a launch, then shared where they would introduce each learning objective within the launch.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

Ensure the questions are tied to the course’s learning objectives. For example, if the learner needs to put steps in order a sequencing question fits better than a multi-choice question. For example, option “B” is always correct. “Can someone explain this question to me?

Blended Learning 101: Basics, Benefits & Best Practices

Bottom-Line Performance

According to our research , the overwhelming majority of organizations use a blended learning strategy to deliver training. B lended learning is the norm, not the exception. What is blended learning? Blended learning is a combination of learning solutions.

Webinar: Using Lectora to Personalize Your Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

Off the shelf courses can save you loads of time filling a soft skills training gap but fall short if they don’t support your brand or targeted learning objectives. To check out a sample module, you can grab one from our free library.

Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? Like any effective learning project, it’s critical to define your audience and determine if gamification is a good fit. Then, do some informal feedback testing from a sample of your own demographic.

Awesome Instructional Design Tips for Effective E-learning

CommLab India

Instructional designers (IDs) play an important role in designing an effective e-learning. All he/she expects is an effective (in terms of learning) and good-looking course. Follow them when designing your e-learning courses and ensure they facilitate effective learning. .

Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

The article ended with an introduction to ADDIE framework of learning design. The identification of the skills gaps and analysis of this training or learning need is called the Analysis Phase and forms a part of the discovery phase of project management.

10 Helpful Resources for Online Course Designers


It includes lots of templates and samples that instructional designers can apply to their own projects. Design for How People Learn (Julie Dirksen). This book is grounded in the science of memory, learning, and retention.

eLearning Course or Job Aid: Which do your Learners Need?

Bottom-Line Performance

Most L&D departments are shifting from “just sit down and take this course” to “just-in-time learning.” We like to call them “learning snacks.” Courses are becoming more scenario based with the learning objective being to “find and locate.”

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The Three Essentials of Microlearning

ID Mentors

Learning Bytes. Learning Capsules……These terms have now become synonymous with ELearning. Are the instructional design rules the same for Microlearning as they are for big E-Learning courses? Here is a sampling. Not Without the Porpoise: Design -Learning Objectives.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Shes included samples of wikis and courses she has created, links to podcasts, references and her resume. what samples of my work represent me?

Top 10 Instructional Design Tips for Effective eLearning

CommLab India

Instructional Design (ID) plays a crucial role in designing an engaging and effective e-learning course. The instructional designer employs ID strategies to create good e-learning courses that facilitate optimum knowledge transfer. Set effective learning objectives.

Instructional Designer

Association eLearning

Are you passionate about learning and technology? If you want to work with a team of like-minded people, focused on transforming learning to change lives, then Digitec Interactive has a career for you. We’re re-inventing the future of learning, and we need your help. The candidate will report to a project manager and perform instructional design tasks, following the ISD process to design and write e-learning modules, courses, and game-based learning experiences.

How Lectora Inspire Can Overcome Your Training Challenges

CommLab India

Easy reviews by SMEs involved in e-learning course creation: One of the top features of Lectora Inspire that users talk highly of is ReviewLink™. When you want to create courses with low shelf life, you can pretty much use any tool that easily converts PPTs into e-learning.

5 time-saving tips for your next learner survey

Sponge UK

There’s even a list of sample questions to help make your life easier. These indicators can also help you to create better learning experiences in the future. Beyond learner reaction, surveys can contribute to the job of measuring the impact and value of the learning.

Designing for Motivation: Three Theories eLearning Designers Can Use

SHIFT eLearning

At times, it can be challenging to motivate these employees during an online learning experience. And learners may approach the learning as rote and compulsory. All three seek to explain motivation and how it impacts the learning process.

Adapting to Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

Amid such technological revolution, higher bars for talent and leadership development are being set within corporations and across the learning and development industry. Pressure is mounting on learning and development professionals to continually innovate, design and develop personalized learning that caters to each individual’s learning aptitudes, preferences and performance; maximizes learning impact; and brings learners to peak performance in the shortest possible time.

Why you must Outsource your Compliance Course Development to an E-learning Company

CommLab India

This blog tells what a compliance officer and his team won’t have to do when they outsource their compliance course development to the right e-learning company. When you outsource, the e-learning vendor will move to course development after deciding the instructional strategy.

Tips to Write Better eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Comment: Video should be used to demonstrate key concepts in the learning. Here is a sample video tutorial we have built to demonstrate how to add a Glossary to an Articulate Skin. Summary: Storytelling incorporates facts and concepts learned, and should contain characters that the learners can identify with. Always focus on the same characters throughout the entire course…this allows the learners to keep building on concepts already learned.

Evaluation Questions for your LMS: Learner, Course and Program


The process of receiving feedback and measuring the effectiveness of learning programs, learners and course facilitators is known as evaluation. Let’s explore each and examine some sample evaluation questions you can use in your own surveys.

Avoid and Correct Employee Evaluation Pitfalls

CLO Magazine

When an organization entrusts a learning and development department with a budget, the expectation is the investment will yield increased organizational performance and documented results. So why does the approach often look like the following example?

Video is the New Text.Hmmm!

Will at Work Learning

For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings. Nothing persuades our learners better than seeing real people who are like them -- giving testimony, telling their stories, giving their lessons learned. Video can utilize scenario-based decision making, which we know from the learning research is a powerful tool to support comprehension and remembering. I put in some time to learn it.

5 Ways to Improve Bad eLearning

eLearning Weekly

Sample eLearning with START on Screen One. More than likely, old elearning has 45 screens of navigation instructions, learning objectives, and other hand-holding sludge. For example, picture a sales training that has a section on communication.

Anti-Bullying - How to combine story with a compliance lesson?

Vignettes Learning

Anti-Bullying - small sample lesson Preview the small lesson below and observe how we combined a story with the content. Please click here to preview the small Anti-Bullying Sample Lesson Basic approaches in combining story and content in a small lesson 1.

The Flexible eLearning Framework


When Dr Badrul Khan developed the Flexible eLearning Framework, he wanted to answer a cardinal question: “What does it take to provide the best and most meaningful flexible learning environments for learners worldwide?” Can they adjust to varying learning preferences?

E-Learning in 2014: The Four “M” #trends

Web Courseworks

As such, we had a 31 day opportunity to really mull over what we think will make 2014 a great year for e-Learning. Rather than focusing solely on browser compatibility, m-Learning seeks to offer quality learning opportunities across devices such as tablets or smartphones.

Spaced Practice: How to Use Refresher Training to Improve Worker Performance

Convergence Training

And so are the human abilities to learn new information and skills, remember them, and later retrieve and use them when it’s needed. But if you’re involved in training and/or learning and development, you also know it’s not all that easy. Spacing learning.

Best Practices: Working with Text-Based (PDF) Courses

360 Training

It has changed the way we learn. Also, text-based courses allow students to refer to the learning material whenever required. Is all information in place (course description, learning objectives, topic name, headings, additional resources, glossary of terms, etc.)? Identify your content, distribute it into digestible sections (lessons/modules/topics), identify the learning objectives of each section, and insert them at the beginning of the course.

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eLearning Healthcare Training: Perceptions and Planning


If there is one way to learn the concepts in a healthcare profession, it’s the “learning by doing”. The slow and enduring, detailed descriptions of each objective is the only theme applicable in such trainings. Rapid eLearning developers, please read this article (twice)!

How to Choose the Best Games for Your e-Learning Courses


e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Learning & Talent Management Systems. Fast, Flexible & Powerful Learning Management. Enterprise Learning Management System. Mobile Learning.

The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

The future looks bright for association e-learning. The growing lifelong learning market provides plenty of opportunity. One weakness is holding associations back from reaching their market potential and becoming lifelong learning powerhouses. I learned about this vulnerability while reading the fifth edition of Association Learning + Technology from Tagoras. Start with an association e-learning strategy. Use of mobile learning.

Play Games to Make Games

ATD Learning Technologies

Using games to educate adults isn’t just a trend, it’s a compelling way to help people learn strategy, resource allocation, and innovative thinking. In fact, there is a large body of research that shows that games are more effective than lecture-based approaches to learning.

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Effective Interface Designs for eLearning

Association eLearning

In this post, we will discuss the importance of interface design – what the learning experience will “look and feel” like. It’s vital to understand your audience when crafting learning objectives, too. Here are a few Digitec samples of interface designs.