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Jump-Start Your Learning Objectives by Deborah Spring Laurel

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Objectives Made Easy

The key to effective lesson plans is well-written learning objectives. Once you know how to write good learning objectives, preparing the rest of your training program is much easier. Learning objectives create the framework on which many other training design decisions are based. They also establish a logical and cohesive sequence to the training program.

Many instructional designers agonize over writing learning objectives because they are so important to the training program's effectiveness. The end result is objectives that are overly complicated and confusing or too vague and hard to measure. It doesn't have to be this way.

Well-constructed learning objectives are specific, observable, and measurable. They define what ...

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