Category results for: Learning Objectives

Map Your Course Visually

We all know alignment between program objectives, course objectives, and module objectives is important, but getting there can be a tremendous challenge. This poster, created by New Mexico State University and based on Quality Matters standards, provides a visual representation of this process with real-world examples. Applying this format to your own course can help […]

Measuring Student Learning

The end of the semester is an opportunity to look back on your course and reflect on what went well and what you might want to modify before you teach it again.  When doing so, consider how the activities you are asking students to complete meet your learning objectives and how you are assessing mastery of course content.  […]

Writing Effective Learning Objectives

As we prepare for the start of classes, we are busy working on our courses and creating content.  One of the most important pieces of creating a good lesson is the learning outcome or learning objective.  Begin with the end in mind.  What is it that you want them to learn?  How will you know that […]

What do the Beatles and Teacher Appreciation Day have in common?

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, a time to honor and celebrate the hard work and dedication of teachers across the nation. Just last week I learned of the death of a favorite high school teacher, and as saddened as I was to read her obituary it also served as a reminder of what made […]