Intended Learning Outcomes
Support for writing Intended Learning Outcomes for courses.
What is an Intended Learning Outcome?
Statements about what someone can expect to be able to do, as a consequence of studying, are called:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) or
Learning Outcomes (LOs).
What makes an Intended Learning Outcome?
Typically, ILOs will comprise:
content about what the learner will do,
the scope which defines the limits of the ILO.
How to write Intended Learning Outcomes
We offer support for writing ILOs through a synchronous training session and also through a learning resource, available as an OER (open educational resource):
Writing Intended Learning Outcomes for Courses [link to a Xerte learning object]
For more information about Learning Design development at the University of Edinburgh, please contact the Learning Design team, we are based in Learning, Teaching and Web Services Directorate, Information Services.