Every topic in Knowledge Guru will have between one and five learning objectives associated with it. We recommend three to five per topic. Every question set in Knowledge Guru (more on question sets in this tutorial) is associated with a learning objective.
Taking time to do a design meeting and plan out the topics and learning objectives BEFORE writing content in the Game Creation Wizard is essential to success with the tool.
Getting Started With Learning Objectives:
Try to answer the question, “What do we need learners to know or be able to do related to the game’s topics?” Your answers will help you define the game’s topics and write learning objectives.
You can use Bloom’s Taxonomy to help you select appropriate verbs to include in your objectives. Every objective should have an actionable verb associated with it. Some examples:
Once you have created your objectives, decide how many question sets you need to enable a learner to successfully achieve each objective. Some objectives may only require one set. Others may need up to three question sets.
Example: In Gridiron Guru, it only took one question set to enable learners to achieve the objective, “Recognize a play action pass.” It took three question sets (a total of nine questions) for them to be able to “Distinguish skilled from non- skill players and describe their roles.”
Make learning objectives specific and measurable: The more specific your learning objective is, the better. If you want new hires to learn your company philosophy, identify the five most important facts and make your objective “Identify five the five pillars of our company philosophy” instead of “Become aware of our company philosophy.”
Start each objective with a verb: 99% of the time, the first word in your learning objective will be a verb. The verbs we listed above are great places to start.
Avoid multi-part objectives when possible: If your objective is to “Explain the role of the Vice President of Marketing and the Marketing Manager in the development process,” you will probably need at least two question sets: one that covers the VP and another for the Marketing Manager. Each time you add another “part” to the objective, you’ll need another question set. Try breaking one objective into multiple smaller objectives, if possible.
A simple learning objective is linked to one key fact, with a single question set, or three questions. A complex learning objective might be linked to three pieces of information, with three question sets, or nine questions. Control complexity when possible.
Use your learning objectives to measure success: You can use the Objective Overview Report in the Knowledge Guru admin dashboard to see the success rate for your learning objectives. Since every question in the game is linked to a learning objective, all game activity is included.