Designing courses, activities or modules requires an understanding of the aims and outcomes for the content
The aims are important towards success as they are the tool by which the purpose of the course is provided.
- The aims reflect the expectations and intentions of the course provider.
- The aims should describe the purpose of the content, the audience the content is intended and the manner in which the content will be provided.
- Learning outcomes are generally considered to relate to knowledge and skills.
- Setting out the outcomes is worthwhile as they form an important means of promoting the programme and helping users through the content.
- Assessment will often form an important part of a course, activity or a module. When designing the tests, we take the outcomes into account to make sure that they are appropriate in style and depth.
- Designing the outcomes allows marking schemes and rules based workflows to be written and this flows directly into the KPI analysis offered by the Learning Line.
- A combination of the assessment results with user analytics and feedback reveals important trends, which are used to feed into the next iteration of a course, activity or module.