Re: Learning Objectives for the Training Examples

Objectives should be measurable, if you start it with an action verb, 
you'll most likely be able to measure it. Also, at the completion of a 
course, workshop, etc. learners "should be able to..." should be the text 
to start these objectives, never use "will" because you are making a 
promise, which is highly advised not to be made in education. 

Here are my suggestions/changes from the original list of objectives:

Describe various ways people with different disabilities and older users 
use the Web 
List the factors in the business case for web accessibility and the 
additional benefits that might apply 
Identify barriers in using the web and identify solutions that would 
improve the situation 
Refer to the WAI website to obtain technical guidance about accessibility 
when developing a website 
Refer to appropriate processes, techniques and tools to evaluate websites 
for accessibility 


Day 1, Part 1 - Rationale for web accessibility:
Explain the importance of web accessibility for people with disabilities 
and older people 
List common barriers experienced by people with disabilities and older 
Describe the social, technical, financial and legal factors that influence 
an organization's web accessibility efforts 
Day 1, Part 2 - Using the Web plus an Introduction to WCAG:
Explain the role of the WAI guidelines and other components in achieving 
an accessible Web 
Describe the benefits of involving users with disabilities and older users 
in development and evaluation of web sites 
Define the basics of WCAG 2.0 and its organizing principles, supporting 
guidelines, and success criteria 
Day 1, Part 3 - Accessible web content:
Describe the difficulties faced by people with disabilities and older 
people using the Web 
Define the applicability of WCAG 2.0 to the preparation of content for the 
Day 2 & 3 - Accessible web development:
Apply principles of accessibility using specific techniques that are 
validated by means of success criteria 
Utilize the How to Meet WCAG 2.0 Customizable Quick Reference as a guide 
to find and implement proven accessible design techniques 
Describe the various accessibility barriers of rich internet applications 
Define the concept of a conformance evaluation for websites and the role 
of testing with users 

Heather Hasner
Global Accessibility Lead for Learning Design & Development, IBM Center 
for Advanced Learning

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Andrew Arch <>
Heather Hasner/Atlanta/IBM@IBMUS
wai-eo-editors <>
03/23/2010 11:09 AM
Learning Objectives for the Training Examples

Hi Heather,

Just writing to ask if I can get some input from you on learning 
objectives. In EOWG, we said we should attempt to write these for 
Examples 4 and 5

I've taken a pass at this using mostly behavioral and measurable verbs, 
but would appreciate any suggestions you might have to improve the 
wording overall.

Regards, Andrew

Andrew Arch
Web Accessibility and Ageing Specialist

Received on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 19:51:16 UTC