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Learning Objectives: Redux

So, you’re about to give a presentation or lead a training session and like a good instructional designer you have a list of learning objectives that you want to cover. However, reading the list of objectives from a PowerPoint slide can be a dry way to start off. While you have everyone’s attention, make the most of it.  I recently read an article called: 10 Ways to Yawn Proof Your eLearning. While many of us do not do eLearning per se, these 2 suggestions can work in a face-to-face setting as well.

Two ways to make learning objectives sound less boring and even possibly fun:

1) Frame your objectives as questions, eg., How can I find citations in PubMed that have been indexed as Review articles?  Can’t you hear the crowd now? Woohoo!! We’re going to learn how to find Review articles. I can’t wait!

2) Sell the objective as a benefit and turn it into a one sentence promotion, eg., You’ll learn how to find evidence-based literature for all the requests from year-one medical students.

Read all 10 suggestions at:
http://www.kineo.com/m/0/kineo-insight-guide-10-ways-to-yawnproof-elearning.pdf