Example Intro and Outro Outcomes

What's Good To Cover in an Introductory Lesson

The first lesson of every course is open to all MoT members and is your opportunity to sell your course to tens of thousands of users on the platform. In your introductory video, you should think about:
  • Introducing yourself, tell them a bit about you and why you’re passionate about the subject you are teaching. This will enhance instructor-learner relations and lead to more engaged and motivated learners who want to take your courses
  • Informing them about what will be covered in your course. This will allow learners to assess if the course is for them and set expectations. All too often learners can be come demotivated if what they expect to learn is not included and things they’re not interested in are included.
  • Let them know the structure of the course, will there be example activities or demos? Will there be support available?
  • Telling them the benefits of learning the topic you’re covering in their career and/or working life. Let them know what problems taking your course will help them solve and what skills they will gain.
  • Letting them know what pre-requisites they will need to take your course. Consider the hardware and software they will require as well as foundation knowledge they may need to successfully complete the course. Learners will be very frustrated to start a course that is too advanced for them or where they don’t have all the resources they need.

10 Example Learning Outcomes for Introductory Lessons

Here is a list of some example learning outcomes for introductory lessons than can be adapted to suit your course:
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:
  • Recognise the instructor and their experience of …….
  • Identify what skills and knowledge you’ll acquire throughout this course.
  • Discover the many benefits of learning …… and how this can enhance your testing.
  • Explore the role …… plays in your professional and personal life.
  • Locate where to go for help and support while taking this course.
  • Recognise what software and resources you will need to successfully complete this course.
  • Understand how ….. will be used in this course.
  • Determine if you have the required knowledge of ….. to begin this course.
  • Evaluate whether this course meets your current learning needs.
  • Determine if this course will help you solve your current ….. problems.

What's Good To Cover in a Final Lesson

Many learners skip the final summary lesson of a course even though it can be incredibly valuable in aiding them to reflect on all that they’ve learnt, put their knowledge into context and decide on how they’re going to apply it to their future work. Even if they do watch, not everyone will naturally know to reflect and so a summary lesson should be more than a recap. In your summary lesson consider covering:
  • The key points of your course. Emphasise the most important information, highlight your favourite tips and the common pitfalls.
  • Set reflection activities. Get your learners to identify what they found most valuable in the course, what they struggled with the most with and why they think that.
  • Set more reflection activities. Get learners to think about how they will apply what their new skills and knowledge in their context. For your reflection activities, get them to share their thoughts on The Club and encourage them to talk to each other.
  • Suggest to learners what they should learn and do next. Where should they take their learning next, do you know of any good resources. What would you advise they do with their new skills?

Make Them Watch!

One way to encourage them to watch your well thought out summary lesson is to give to give it a better title than “Summary”. Perhaps highlight that they’ll get more than a regurgitation of what they’ve already learnt. Here are some example titles for inspiration:
  • Highlights, Tips and What’s next.
  • Put Your ..... Knowledge to Good Use.
  • Practise Your New Skills in …….
  • Final Thoughts and Cool Ideas.
  • Reflections on ….. and How to Take It Further.
  • Onwards To Better ……

10 Example Learning Outcomes for Final Lessons

Here is a list of some example learning outcomes for final lessons than can be adapted to suit your course:
  • Recall all that you've learned in this course.
  • Recognise the key learnings of this course.
  • Review areas of …. that you need to practise.
  • Identify the common pitfalls of …..
  • Practise ….. on your own project.
  • Choose the most appropriate …. for your own context.
  • Reflect on how you will apply …. at your own workplace.
  • Know how to continue your learning of …..
  • Evaluate whether …. could enhance software development at your company.
  • Plan your next steps on your …. journey.
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