[This is the the first in a series of posts about learning objectives. We’ve now compiled all the posts into a single downloadable guide to writing learning objectives if you want to check that out.]
If you’re new to the learning and training worlds, you may not yet know what a learning objective is.
To put it simply, a learning objective describes what your learners should be able to do after they complete your training materials. In many cases, you’ll probably have a series of learning objectives instead of just one.
You should create your learning objectives before creating your training content. Use the information you gathered during the Training Needs Assessment and the Analysis (or first) phase of the ADDIE instructional design process to create your objectives.