In summary, the training objective you develop should consist of four
the intended audience, the task (action), the condition, and the
One final point to remember when using performance-oriented objectives
in training with television: since the training objectives will determine
the test objectives, there are some tasks that you would not expect the
student to perform just by seeing it done on a screen. You would probably
require the student to have some practice training before he is tested.
This ties in to what we said before - the script must fit in with the over-
all scheme of the training program.
Learning Event 3:
IDENTIFY THE BASIC PROCEDURES FOR WRITING AN OUTLINE
Up to this point you have been researching your subject, writing the
objectives, and defining the audience. From this background work, you are
now able to prepare your content outline. This outline becomes the frame-
work for your materials. It consists of the basic topics which support your
objectives and the factual information that explains each topic.
a. Remember the people who will be your audience their interests and
their limitations. Decide what information must be included in detail, what
can be treated lightly, what you can suggest for additional study, and what
should be left out or considered for other visual information materials.
b. A good way of relating content to objectives is to connect the two
visually. Write each objective on a 5- by 8-inch card. Make a second set
of cards listing the content, the factual information related to each
objective and display these cards under each appropriate objective card. At
this stage, list all the available content relating to the objectives,
without considering what you may use and what will be discarded.
advisable to use cards of one color for objectives and of a second color for
the content. Later you may add additional cards for specific materials that
relate to a single objective and items of content. You will find that using
cards makes you free to experiment with the order of ideas until they are in
a logical sequence.
Objectives can be added, eliminated, or relocated at
c. Later during the actual storyboarding, and scripting, you may need
to make further changes, but now you have a simple guideline to follow. At
this stage you should include as much information as possible about the
content, facts, examples, locations, reminders, etc. Visual ideas may come
to mind while you are listing content. Note them on your cards. You should
have an outline which includes an introduction, the body of the story with
its main points, a conclusion containing a summary of the main points, and a