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Learning Outcomes Assessment Resource Room

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​How to write learning outcomes

Learn more about writing measurable learning outcomes for your course, program or institution. Explore a variety of guides from Ontario’s institutions as well as helpful resources from south of the border. These resources make a compelling case for well-crafted, realistic learning outcomes that can be aligned across postsecondary courses, programs and departments.  

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A Guide to​ Developing and Assessing Learning Outcomes at the University of Guelph
A Guide to​ Developing and Assessing Learning Outcomes at the University of Guelph
Natasha Kenny and Serge Desmarais
The University of Guelph's approach at the instructor, program and department levels.
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​A Model of Learning Objectives based on “A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's TaxonomyA Model of Learning Objectives based on “A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objecti​ves”
Rex Heer
Illustratin​g the knowledge and cognitive dimensions of learning objectives in 3D.​
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​​​A Short Primer for Writing Learning OutcomesA Short Primer for Writing Learning Outcomes
Valerie Lopes
Tips on writing learning outcomes and how to avoid common pitfalls. 
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Developing Effective Learning Outcomes
Developing Effective Learning Outcomes: A Practical Guide
Klodiana Kolomitro and Katrina Gee
Queen's University on defining, creating and assessing learning outcomes. ​
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Instructor’s Guide to Course Design: Learning Outcomes and Constructive AlignmentInstructor’s Guide to Course Design: Learning Outcomes and Constructive Alignment
Educational Development Centre
Designing courses that align learning outcomes, assessments, content, and teaching and learning.  ​
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The Language of Learning Outcomes: Definitions and Assessments
Fiona Deller, Sarah Brumwell and Alexandra MacFarlane
The current state of learning outcomes assessment and the terminology used to describe skills and competencies. 
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To Imagine a Verb: The Language and Syntax of Learning Outcomes Statements
Clifford Adelamn
Language-centered principles, guidelines and tools for writing student learning outcomes statements.
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