As we know, learning objectives play a vital role in an eLearning course as they create interest in learners by sharing what they will be able to accomplishafter completing the course.
According to Robert Mager, a learning objective is a statement in specific and measurable terms that describes what the learner will know, or be able to do, as a result of engaging in a learning activity. But,in most cases, we present learning objectives in the form of abulleted list.This may not always be effective.
I have tried different ways of presenting learning objectives and would like to share a few of them with you today.
1. Provide an image for each learning objective
It is a good practice to provide an image for each learning objective and make sure that these images are aligned with the content.
2. Ask questions before stating the learning objectives
Don’t state the learning objectivesdirectly;thisis not very effective in capturing the learner’s attention. Instead, pose a series of questions related to the content and make him think about the answers. You can name this screen as “What’s in It for Me?”
3. Provide an image for all learning objectives
Provide an appropriate image for all learning objectives that is aligned with the main title of the elearningcourse.
4. Pose a challenge to your learners before presenting the learning objectives
It is a good practice topose a challenge thatyour learners usually face in their jobs. This will motivate them to learn and solve their job-related problems easily.
5. Show only the key points on the screen as learning objectives
Keeplearning objectives simple and concise. It is advisable to avoid too much of text on the screen.
6. Present learning objectives in the form of flip cards
Present learning objectives using flip cards. When the learner clicks eachcard, it will flip in sync withthe audio.
7. Present learning objectives in the form of images
Present learning objectives using imagesand text. When the learner clicks an image, the corresponding learning objective is revealed.
8. Present learning objectives in the form of info-graphics
Presenting learning objectives using info graphicscanmotivate the learners very effectively and add richness to your eLearning courses.
These are a few ways to present learning objectives in online courses to gainthe learner’s attention. How do you present learning objectives? We’dlove to know.
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