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Basics of Instructional Systems Development—Instructional Systems Development by Chuck Hodell

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Objectives

The use of objectives in curriculum design is identical to the use of a road map to show our intended destination and the best way to get there. You will not find too many people who just get in their cars and drive toward a new destination without knowing how to get there. Objectives are the destination points in the curriculum design adventure and without them, learners and designers have no reference point for any single destination.

An objective must be stated clearly and describe the intended exit competencies for the specified unit, lesson, course, or program that it has been written to identify. There are two general categories of objectives: terminal and enabling. The classification of an objective is determined by where it ...

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