Another piece in the learner-focused revolution that Paul describes is a renewed attention to outcomes of learning. ‘Outcomes-based planning and evaluation’ (OBPE) is a systematic way to plan user-centered programs and to measure whether they have achieved their goals. In a new course titled Shaping Outcomes, developed by Rachel Applegate, there is a quotation from the United Way of America that defines an outcome as:

“not how many worms the bird feeds its young, but how well the fledgling flies”

Want to find out more about the principles of OBPE?

Rachel will be presenting her ideas at a WebJunction Learning Webinar:
Thursday, May 29 at 11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT

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