Write Effective Learning Objectives – John-Paul Ballard

Product info: [27 MP4s + 4 PDFs]. Digital download. He explores how learning objectives vary according to audience and deployment—elearning, online tutoria…

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Write Effective Learning Objectives

By: John-Paul Ballard

Skill Level: Beginner

Duration: 51m 59s

Released: Mar 17, 2016


Setting clear expectations is the foundation to good instruction and the key to helping students achieve desired learning outcomes. In this course, John-Paul Ballard shows how to write learning objectives for any situation, while exploring learning objective structure, theory, and examples of strong and weak objectives. He explores how learning objectives vary according to audience and deployment—elearning, online tutorials, classrooms, webinars, and more—and how to tie them to learning assessments.

Topics include:

  • Defining and structuring a learning objective
  • Understanding the value of learning objectives
  • Adopting learning objective theory
  • Rewriting weak learning objectives
  • Customizing learning objectives
  • Creating learning objectives for new and existing material
  • Analyzing courses for learning objectives
  • Aligning assessments with learning objectives


  • Introduction 4m 23s
  • 1. Introduction to Learning Objectives 14m 49s 
  • 2. Learning Objective Theory 9m 29s
  • 3. Create and Customize Learning Objectives 12m 41s 
  • 4. Align Assessments with Learning Objectives 9m 25s
  • Conclusion 1m 12s


John-Paul Ballard is a consultant, technical writer, elearning developer, and technology mega geek. He’s a Certified ScrumMaster and has two decades of expertise centered around educational content creation, design, and delivery.

John-Paul has worked with Fortune 500 energy companies, national associations, and small independent businesses to transform complex subject matter into understandable and transferable videos, workbooks, and elearning modules. He’s won numerous awards from associations and employers.

John-Paul lives outside of Dallas, Texas, with his wife and two daughters, two dogs, one cat, and one hedgehog. When not pursuing education projects, he enjoys playing guitar and singing, fiddling with electronics, reading about mysteries in physics, and writing fiction.

Write Effective Learning Objectives – John-Paul Ballard is digital download at Edudigi.net.

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