Goal Setting & Monitoring
Use It In Your Learning Environment
Instructors can support learners by helping them create individualized goals for learning based on personalized feedback and reflection and by helping them monitor their progress toward the goals. For example, during the writing process, setting small, achievable goals may help learners feel more in control of their learning while managing more complex writing tasks that can sometimes feel overwhelming.
For digital platforms, instructors can have the ability to incorporate larger goals with smaller sub-goals to ensure manageability of larger tasks. This can help learners manage Emotion and reduce anxiety when completing more complex work. Adult learners should be able to set their own goals to increase autonomy and create relevance. Integrating the ability to communicate with others about their progress toward these goals can increase accountability and foster collaboration. Features such as reminders and shareable lists can help learners stay on track, be more accountable to the goals they set, and revise goals as needed.