Writing Measurable Learning Objectives to Aid Successful Online Course Development
Quality learning objectives play an important role in the course development process. However, the challenges of time, terminology, and constructive alignment often dissuade faculty from writing quality learning objectives. The authors surveyed online faculty members (n= 61) about their overall use of learning objectives, the point at which they use them, the degree to which they perceive their ability to write quality learning objectives, and the degree to which those surveyed demonstrate the writing of quality learning objectives.
The results indicated that the majority of faculty surveyed attempt writing and have a desire to use quality learning objectives. The authors discuss possible solutions for supporting faculty in the development and use of quality learning objectives.
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