### What is a Learning Objective?

An objective is a statement that expresses what a person can do. Educational objectives express what a student should be able to do after completing an educational experience. Objectives are *not *lists of topics that students will learn about.

These are objectives:

- Explain three causes of the Great Depression.
- Solve polynomial equations using the Remainder Theorem.
- Analyze the effect of climate change on ocean currents.

These are *not *objectives:

- Causes of the Great Depression
- The Remainder Theorem
- Climate change

Objectives may also be called outcomes, goals, skills, competencies, or capabilities.

An objective is a statement that expresses what a person can do. Educational objectives express what a student should be able to do after completing an educational experience. Objectives are *not *lists of topics that students will learn about.

These are objectives:

- Explain three causes of the Great Depression.
- Solve polynomial equations using the Remainder Theorem.
- Analyze the effect of climate change on ocean currents.

These are *not *objectives:

- Causes of the Great Depression
- The Remainder Theorem
- Climate change

Objectives may also be called outcomes, goals, skills, competencies, or capabilities.

### Course Objectives

# Course Objectives

Now that we've defined what a learning objective is, let's take a look at the learning objectives for this course.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

- Explain the importance of strong learning objectives.
- Identify the three components of a strong learning objective.
- Discuss best practices for writing strong learning objectives.

# Course Objectives

Now that we've defined what a learning objective is, let's take a look at the learning objectives for this course.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

- Explain the importance of strong learning objectives.
- Identify the three components of a strong learning objective.
- Discuss best practices for writing strong learning objectives.