You will learn how to:
You also will learn about the course design process at the University of New Haven from the research behind our template and storyboard designs to the most effective ways to work with your design team.
Download Foundation of Online Course Development (PDF).
Try a short interactive exercise on learning outcomes, click here.
Using the Bloom's Taxonomy interactive, check your work. Is there anything you'd like to change?
Our working definition of learning outcomes can be boiled down to the following fill-in-the-blank sentence.
After completion of this course, you should be able to: ________________________.
Outcomes don't just help you plan your course, they help students understand and plan their learning. Note that the sentence addresses the student.
Outcomes should be:
Verbs are Important
Bloom’s Action Verbs
Action Verbs That Could Be Used When Writing Cognitive Learning Objectives
Covert Verbs – Not to Be Used When Writing Cognitive Learning Objectives
Tying learning outcomes to Bloom’s Taxonomy also helps keep the focus on what students should be able to do. Are your learning outcomes focused on the appropriate level of learning? How do they relate to Bloom’s?
To create each outcome for your module, think about a concept you want students to learn in your online module. Then answer the following questions.
Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching also is an excellent resource for information on Bloom's Taxonomy interactive.
Learning outcomes will be the foundation of your online module. Please read this information carefully before submitting your proposal.