What if Learning Objectives really are essential?
In creating a course on how to write learning objectives I've looked at research, blogs and discussions. There are tomes of theory and plenty of opinions, but nothing that I actually found as a compelling reason as to why they are important. Then I tried to distill it down to one thought. "Why learning objectives should be important to the learner."
Learning objectives (should) tell you what behavior, skill or performance you will held accountable for after attending training. What you should be able to DO. And if your not going to be held accountable, why are you attending the training in the first place?
As a learner, if positioned this way, I would want to know this. Am I crazy? Is this a new way to think about LOs? I would really like to hear your thoughts.