How do learning outcomes help students?
- They help students clarify what you expect them to do with their learning.
- They help students identify the purpose of a course within their program.
- You can map to specific chapters and course work to help students focus on important content in the course material.
How do learning outcomes help Instructors?
They help Instructors:
- clarify the knowledge, skills and values you want students to achieve;
- align instructional strategies, class learning activities, and assessments to observable and measurable learning targets;
- prioritize and select what to include (and what to exclude) from your course content;
- identify how your course fits into the program curriculum.
How do learning outcomes help both students & Instructors?
- They help you and your students monitor progress and identify areas to review or to explore in greater depth.
- They provide a tangible map for the learning progression in a course or program.
For more information on the value of planning your course around learning outcomes, please refer to: https://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/Teaching/CourseDesign/Objectives/CourseLearningObjective sValue.pdf