What you want students to be able to accomplish upon completing your course serves as the guiding principle for designing course activities, selecting information to present, and devising appropriate assessment strategies. On a larger scale, the goals and objectives of individual courses feed into the objectives of an entire program, ultimately defining the skills and capabilities of a well-rounded graduate.
This module provides guidelines on defining clear learning goals and objectives.
One of the things you’ve already learned from experience is that when you mix technology with teaching and learning it becomes a complex process that defies simple explanations. Instructional Technology textbooks are jammed with theories and models, but the take-home lesson is that no one view of what goes on in formal learning settings, and heads is sufficient to capture it all.
Learning about each model and philosophy of learning gives you different windows through which to observe this interesting scene. In this tutorial you will take on a little of the viewpoint and persona of four educational thinkers and try to picture what they would say about specific web-based lessons.