A learning objective briefly describes something that a learner will be able to do at the end of a learning experience, which they couldn’t do before.
They’re designed to help connect the learning to learners’ goals and motivations, and to evaluate progress.
A good learning objective should encapsulate who the target learner is, what they need to be able to do, and what their starting point is.
- Use verbs that can’t be objectively evaluated: ‘know’, ‘understand’, ‘study’, ‘be aware’
- Use verbs which describe an observable action, like ‘explain’, ‘demonstrate’