This learning guide focuses on writing learning objectives which establish the foundation for an instructional lesson. Learning objectives are statements indicating the desired student performance along with conditions and standards.
Bloom’s Taxonomy provides a useful starting point for developing effective learning objectives.
Learning resources information
Here are some books that will help you understand learning objectives and Bloom’s taxonomy.
- Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction by Robert F. Mager
- Guidebook for Air Force Instructors, Chapter 4
- Guidebook for Air Force Instructors, Chapter 5
Bloom’s taxonomy will help you create the performance section of a learning objective.
- Iowa State University – A Model of Learning Objectives
- Major Categories in the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
- Bloom’s Activity Analysis Tool
- Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
- Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and Web 2 Tools
- eLearning Guild Research: Reconsidering Bloom’s Taxonomy (Old AND New)
- How To Use Pinterest With Bloom’s Taxonomy Infographic
- Bloom’s ‘Digital’ Taxonomy – Printable Reference Table
Useful Learning Objective Words and Phrases
- Education Oasis – Learning Objectives: Stems and Samples
- Effective Use of Performance Objectives for Learning and Assessment
- Learning Objectives (Action Words)
Writing Learning Objectives
Here are a number of sites focusing on writing learning objectives.
- The elearning coach – Writing Learning Objectives: Part 1
- A Clear Guide to Writing Objective Statements
- Park University – Writing Quality Learning Objectives
- How do you write learning objectives
- Arizona State University Objectives Builder
- How to Write Program Objectives/Outcomes (pdf)
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand learning objectives.