Techniques and Methods of Performance Objectives
The purpose of instructional objectives and performance outcomes is to define the type of learning that will occur at the conclusion of instruction and how learning will be assessed. Both objectives and performance outcomes should be written as precisely as possible in order to best determine whether they have been achieved. In order to write accurate instructional objectives, a designer should be cognizant of the different learning domains as well as different formats for writing them. Here, we outline the three most prominent formats: the Mager format, the ABCD format, and the Gagné and Briggs format.