• First determine what you want to change in your learners from your needs assessment/gap analysis work. Then choose objectives that are realistic for your setting, a design and format that will help you fill those gaps, and content that addresses the learning objectives that focus on the gaps. And you can craft outcomes questions that measure how those gaps have been filled, said Dietze.
  • Consider using a chart so you can visualize the connections throughout the alignment process. It also helps to link each objective to a specific gap very early in the process, and to link every outcomes assessment question to a specific learning objective.