Coffee Break Training: Designing Adult Training (Part 3 of 3): Course Design, Goals, Objectives and Learning Outcomes [open pdf - 89KB]
"There are many variations or explanations for the definition of goals, objectives and learning outcomes; variations result from the fact that the terms are often combined or applied interchangeably. While they may seem to be interchangeable, in education or training development they are very separate concepts applied to the design and structure of a learning experience."
Coffee Break Training - Training Programs and Tips Series No. TR-2014-9
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