Look, there are numerous reflective educators out there with an opinion on the importance of, and use of learning outcomes/aims/objectives. These range from dismissive to advocacy.
For the record, I do think that clearly defined destinations promote students engagement, as much as ambigious destinations hamper it. I also think that “modelled work” and “success criteria” are useful tools for teachers to employ purposefully.
Researching online course design I stumbledupon the Learning Outcome Generator from Indiana University. You can make your own mind up on whether or not it is useful.
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