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An Instructional Approach to Writing SMART Goals

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Title:An Instructional Approach to Writing SMART Goals
Authors:Robins, Eleanor
Contributors:Leong, Peter (instructor)
Keywords:SMART, goal , writing
Date Issued:24 Apr 2014
Citation:Robins, E.M. (2014, April 24). An Instructional Approach to Writing SMART Goals. PowerPoint presented at the 19th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Abstract:Obtaining a degree is not the ultimate end goal; it is only one of
many goals needed to ensure financial and professional success.
Establishing a plan to success by writing specific, measurable, attainable,
relevant and time-bound goals (SMART) should be utilized by both fulltime
graduate students and working professionals in graduate school. The
purpose of this instructional design project was to create and evaluate a
web-based module that provides participants with step-by-step
instructions, examples and resources to writing short- and long-term goals,
using the SMART method. Pre- and post-assessments were embedded into
the module for participants to practice their writing skills and a rubric was
also embedded to promote self-efficacy. Survey results from pre- and
post-assessments indicate that the instructional module was simply
designed and content was easily understood. However, the instructional
module did not provide the instructional scaffolding needed for
participants to write SMART goals proficiently, as reported by pre- and
post-assessment rubric scores. Suggestions for improvement include
definition of short- and long- term goals, development of content,
integration of audio, instant response embedded activities and navigation
tools throughout the web site.
Rights:Creative Commons license for this item
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Appears in Collections: ETEC 690, Spring 2014

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