Learning Outcomes are statements defining what a learner will be able to demonstrate, represent, or produce over time (Maki, 2004). They rely on action verbs, frequently using Bloom's taxonomy, to produce measurable statements. A learning outcome should be a single sentence that is simple and easy to understand. Workshops, courses, or programs can have multiple outcomes. Learning outcomes build on one another throughout an education landscape: session-level outcomes contribute to course or program level outcomes, which in turn contribute to the achievement of institutional level outcomes. Developing a comprehensive and holistic set of learning outcomes is an important part of defining an educational mission.
There are three types of learning outcomes: cognitive, behavioral, or affective.