MU Learning Outcomes Notes

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Week 5 (2/13-19)Define the nature of learning outcomes

Create your portfolio page and link it your personal introduction page. Here's an example portfolio page linked to the student's personal page: Colleen B.'s portfolio page (THIS IS HER FINAL VERSION. YOU'RE EXPECTED TO START THIS PAGE IN THIS WEEK, NOT TO WRITE UP EVERY SECTIONS).

In light of the readings of this week, think about and describe in your portfolio page what types of learning outcomes you will address focusing on the topic you've decided on.

Week 8 (3/6-12): Performance objectives

The Design Project continues: identify and write performance objectives for your whole wiki-course (not the units yet), that is, what will the learners be able to get out of the course? What will they be able to do and understand? Put the objectives into your portfolio page.

The objectives of your course should focus on “big ideas” related to the selected topic (i.e., ideas that can transform teachers’ understanding of and approaches to learning). Should be communicated using clear, performance-based terms (e.g., Gagne, p. 134). I'm sure you'll need to modify these objectives as you proceed; but writing them down as clearly as you can will help you clarify where you are going.


Outcomes & Verbs

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  • The learner will understand what PBL is and is not
    • Defined concept: Being able to classify an object or event by a definition that expresses the relationships among the concept's attributes and its functions (Verbs: Identify/Naming)

  • The learner will understand why PBL is an effective learning tool
    • Verbal information: Being able to recall information in a variety of forms. (Verbs: State/Orally)
  • The learner will be able to recognize a rigorous, standards-based project
    • Defined concept: Being able to classify an object or event by a definition that expresses the relationships among the concept's attributes and its functions (Verbs: Identify/Naming)
    • The learner will know the components of a PBL project
    • The learner will understand the role of 21st century skills in the project
    • The learner will know where to find resources to assist them in the design of a project
  • The learner will choose to learn more about PBL as evidenced by enrollment in additional training
    • Attitudes: Choosing desired behavior (Verbs: Chooses/Evidenced)