Learning outcomes differ from learning objectives.  Learning objectives outline the material the instructor intends to cover or the disciplinary questions the class will address. By contrast, learning outcomes should focus on what the student should know and realistically be able to do by the end of an assignment, activity, class, or course. All courses have a syllabus in which the general objectives of the course are described. To be meaningful, a Learning Outcome needs to be built around a verb that is sufficiently precise that it can result in a measurable deliverable.

Uncover the secrets of writing quantifiable learning outcomes.

3 Essential Ingredients for Writing Learning Outcomes

Learn the three components needed to create a meaningful, concise learning outcome.

Learning Outcomes Checklist

Use this list to guide your thinking as you create meaningful learning outcomes.

10 Characteristics of Course Learning Outcomes

Writing meaningful, clear and measurable outcomes is not as easy as one might think. Use this criteria to assess your course outcomes and determine if there is opportunity to refine them.

OBE Outcome Words

Making outcomes - a list of verbs.