Creating Graphic Learning Objectives to Support Universal Design for Learning

Wednesday, February 06 | 9:30AM–11:00AM | Plaza Exhibit
Session Type: Professional Development
As educators are increasingly being called on to craft concise, measurable, student-centered learning objectives, they must wonder if students actually read the objectives or use them as a measure of their learning in a course. A combination of faculty- and student-produced graphic learning objectives created in the spirit of Universal Design for Learning will help students better understand the goals of a course and assess their own learning. Using Web 2.0 tools, presentation software, and simple graphic design principles, learning objectives leap from static to dynamic, helping students better determine what success looks like in a course.

Learning Objectives:
* Evaluate the need for graphic learning objectives with your own students
* Explain the benefit of applying Universal Design for Learning not just to course content but also to the presentation of course and unit level learning objectives
* Determine the appropriate tools to illustrate course learning objectives
* Take your own learning objectives and turn them into learning objects students can use to assess their own learning


  • Sarah Schroeder

    Director, Learning Design Collaborative, and Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati