Episode 95

"Learning Objectives?"

Duration 00:07:21      Recorded on October 30, 2011

In this short episode, Susan and Dan unpack the issue of learning objectives. Where should they go? And in what ways should we present the objectives to the learners?

Show Notes:

Some of the key points in this episode: Cammie Bean's blog offers alternatives.

Practitioners may be stuck in a rut, engrained with the idea of telling the learner up front.

If you start with a problem (drama, scenario) you build curiosity and "need to know."

Also check out Michael Allen's views that our focus should be on finding out where the learner is at presently. Susan needs support coming up with visuals and ideas for metaphors. She needs Dan's bright ideas! Good support for designing collaboratively.

Listeners, how do you present your objectives? How do you collaborate with others when you come up with your ideas?

About Us

The LT Green Room is a podcast for Renewal, Retooling and Conversations about Learning. It is co-hosted by Susan Manning and Dan Balzer and its show topics are often drawn from members of LearningTimes.org, a free online community of education and training professionals from across the globe. The LT Green Room gives listeners (and ourselves) an opportunity to reflect on what they're doing behind the scene that results in an effective learning experience.


Co-Host & Producer
Susan Manning
Co-Host & Producer
Dan Balzer
Executive Producer
Carl Heine
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