Smart Course Design
Creating Measurable Learning Objectives for Online Courses
Updated: Jan 23
Creating measurable learning objectives for online courses is similar to creating them for traditional, in-person courses. However, there are a few additional considerations to keep in mind when designing objectives for an online environment.
Make sure the Objectives are Compatible with the Technology Used
Some online platforms may have limitations on what types of activities can be used to measure progress.
Be Mindful of Engagement
Online learners may be more likely to disengage from the course if they don't see the value in what they're learning. Make sure objectives are relevant to the learners and that they understand how the course will help them achieve their goals.
Be Specific about How Progress will be Measured
Use a variety of assessments to measure progress, such as quizzes, tests, discussions, and assignments.
Use of Interactive and Collaborative Learning Activities
Design objectives that encourage students to engage with the content and each other, such as in-class discussions, group projects, and peer evaluations.
By the end of the course, students will be able to create and edit a professional-looking document using Microsoft Word with 90% accuracy within 20 minutes, and through collaboration on a group project, they will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts discussed in the course by creating a presentation.