Writing Learning Objectives

0.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Category: Education Fundamentals

This module provides foundational information about developing learning objectives and offers opportunities to practice developing the skill of writing them. Additionally, we have created a learning objectives wizard to help you develop well written learning objectives for any educational setting.

Author

Larry Hurtubise M.A.

Larry Hurtubise, MA, is the Associate Director of the Center for Faculty Development at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Education at the Ohio State University. He encourages the scholarship in teaching and learning for the purposes of enhancing the quality of health sciences education.  His peer reviewed articles can be found in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Medical Educator, and Clinical Teacher and frequently presents at medical education conferences on curricular development and the effective use of instructional technology.

Objectives

  1. Define learning objectives.
  2. Describe the characteristics of well written learning objectives.
  3. Choose verbs from the appropriate level of Bloom's Taxonomies.
  4. Write learning objectives.
  5. Discuss how learning objectives guide the instructional design process.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Module Evaluation and then the Post Test (which requires a score of 70%), followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.

Continuing Medical Education Disclosure

Title 

 

Writing Learning Objectives

Description

This on-line enduring material module will discuss the following:

Writing Learning Objectives

Planning Committee

The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

John D. Mahan, MD

Heather Brod

Aubre Smith

 

Their educational unit does not have a financial interest or affiliation with an organization that may receive direct benefit from the subject of the proposed CME activity. Also, they will not be personally compensated for their role in the planning or execution of this proposed CME activity by an organization other than The Ohio State University

Author

Larry Hurtubise, MA 


Author/Speaker Disclosures

The following presenter for this educational activity discloses that he has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.  This educational lesson will not include discussion of unapproved or “off-label” usage of commercial products and/or services.

Larry Hurtubise, MA 

Objectives

As a result of this educational activity, on-line participants will be able to:

  1. Define learning objectives.
  2. Describe the characteristics of well written learning objectives.
  3. Choose verbs from the appropriate level of Bloom's Taxonomies.
  4. Write learning objectives.
  5. Discuss how learning objectives guide the instructional design process.


 

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit is only awarded after successful completion of post-test.