Objective builder provides a step-by-step process for the creation of measurable learning objectives in the cognitive, affective, or psychomotor domains.
Learning objectives are created in the CABD format, which stands for Condition, Audience, Behavior, and Degree.
The following theoretical frameworks are used:
This is an example of an objective created by objective builder. Each part of the objective is color coded. More information about writing objectives can be found at the Penn State Learning Design Community Hub
Given a blank map of the United States
will identify all 50 states and capitals
with 90 percent accuracy
"Given a blank map of the United States the student will identify all 50 states and capitals with 90 percent accuracy."
Please state as specifically as possible what will be provided to the audience. Example: a thesis statement, the quadratic equation, a map.
Typically, the generic word "student" is used, however be specific if writing your objective for a narrow population.
Each domain is broken into different levels. Each level represents an increase in difficulty of mastery. The levels are listed simple (top) to complex (bottom)
Please give a brief description of the product your audience will interact with. Refer to the example for details.
State the level of accuracy that you deem "proficient". Example: 80%,in 500 words or less, on the first attempt, within 15 minutes.
Your learning objective is now complete