How to Write Learning Objectives

how to write learning objectives

A learning objective describes what learners should know or be able to do at the end of the course that they couldn’t do before. Sounds simple, right?

What is social learning?

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Social learning theory is a theory of learning process and social behavior which suggests that new behaviors can be acquired by observing and imitating others. Developed by Canadian-American psychologist Albert Bandura, social learning theory posits that people learn from one another via observation, imitation, and modeling. The theory has often been called a bridge between […]

The Strategic Thinker’s Guide to Managing Training Requests

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How do you know whether your employees want training? (Chances are, they do.) And how do you know whether training requests are worth your and your team’s time to develop? First, a system or mechanism needs to be in place for fielding training requests. This mechanism is essentially finding out who wants training and in […]

What Is Gamification?

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Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics, often in non-game contexts, to engage users in solving problems. It’s essentially the concept of applying game-design thinking to non-game applications. Game elements can include rounds, stages or levels, simulations, the collection of items of value, the gaining of points, winning or losing, or a […]

What Is eLearning?

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Elearning is the delivery of training or education through digital methods. Both the content and delivery are digital, generally accessed via devices or platforms of the learner’s choosing.  With today’s global and remote workforces, elearning is often the only training option available, as instructor-led training can be costly and inconvenient. The flexibility and accessibility of […]

What Is a Subject Matter Expert?

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A subject matter expert (SME) is a person who has special skills or knowledge on a particular topic. In the L&D space, an SME usually refers to an employee who possesses expertise that is crucial for the development of learning experiences from which other employees can benefit. SMEs abound within an organization. They may be […]

What Is ADDIE?

ADDIE is an instructional systems design framework that many instructional designers and training developers use to develop courses. The five phases of ADDIE—Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation—together represent a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective training experiences and performance support tools. The tools to build, host, and deliver learning experiences may change, but ADDIE […]

What Is SCORM?

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SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based eLearning products. The standard provides the communication method and data models that allow eLearning content and an LMS to be able to work together. It tells programmers how to write code so that what they build will be compatible with […]

What Is Crowdsourced Learning?

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Crowdsourced learning is learning content requested, developed, and delivered by a group of individuals not normally tasked with creating learning content.  Crowdsourced learning need not be sourced from a specific set of designated learning and development professionals or instructional designers. Instead, crowdsourced learning originates from anyone within a department or company who can provide meaningful, […]

What Is a Learning Objective?

writing learning objectives

A learning objective describes what learners should know or be able to do at the end of the course that they couldn’t do before. A learning objective should clearly define the expected outcome of a course in terms of demonstrable skills or knowledge that will be acquired by the learner as a result of the […]