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Learning Objectives Builder

Use the ASU Online Objectives Builder tool below to write measurable course outcomes and learning objectives.

About Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives are statements that describe the specific knowledge, skills, or abilities student will be able to demonstrate in the real world as a result of completing a lesson. Learning objectives should not be assignment-specific, however, an assignment should allow students to demonstrate they have achieved the lesson objective(s). All of the learning objectives should support the course outcomes.

Examples of Learning Objectives

  • Describe individual, behavioral, and social factors positively influencing health in the Blue Zones.
  • Calculate the median of a set of values using Excel.
  • Create a needs analysis using Gilbert’s Performance Matrix.
  • Revise a company operations manual to reduce energy consumption.
  • Diagram the main constructs of social cognitive theory.
  • Summarize the scope and source of food waste in the United States.

Objectives Builder Tool

Click Start to begin. Be sure to carefully read all of the information as it guides you through each step. The tool will populate your objective as you progress through the steps.
  1. First, you will type the noun (or thing) you want students to learn. It’s the specific skill, knowledge, or ability students can take into the real world.
  2. Second, you will select the appropriate rigor by choosing the level of cognition in Bloom’s hierarchy of knowledge.
  3. Third, you will select a measurable verb that is associated with the level of cognition you selected in step 2.
  4. Fourth, you will type the specific context, condition, quality, or criteria to measure achievement. This may include a specific tool, reference, or guideline by which the learner will demonstrate their knowledge in the real world.
  5. Finally, click Generate Objective. If it doesn’t read correctly, begin again by clicking “create new objective” and make necessary edits. When you’re happy with each objective, copy and paste them into your lesson.
  6. Continue building objectives until you have one for every skill or set of knowledge student will learn in each lesson.

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