What are Learning Outcomes?
The terms, “learning outcomes,” “learning objectives,” and “learning goals” are often used interchangeably in the field of education. For purposes of this document, we will use the term “learning outcomes.” Learning outcomes are used within a learning experience to define what skills or competencies students should achieve throughout a given unit or course.
They are typically presented in the course/unit syllabus so your students clearly understand what is expected of them. Regardless of whether the outcomes are for a course or unit, it is important to have measurable learning outcomes and that they are determined before creating the course/unit content.