Measuring Learning Objectives

We’re very excited to introduce Learning Objectives in ShowHow. Designed to help you assess learning impact and identify needs and opportunities over time.   

Learning objectives in scenarios demonstrate competencies i.e. diagnosing conditions in medical scenarios or showing awareness of risk in safety modules.   ShowHow uses learning objectives to both measure and analyse learning and adapt scenarios with branching.  

Measuring learning outcomes has always been a challenge in traditional training. Quizzes at the end of eLearning or assessments after a classroom session can be useful - but what about after 3 or 6 months? Do learners still know how to apply what they’ve learned? 

ShowHow scenarios are for embedding knowledge, practicing skills, and building upon your existing training.  Use ShowHow to challenge learners in different situations, giving them a chance to practice what they’ve learned and maybe find out what they don’t know.  Use learning objectives to see what stuck and what further learning interventions might be useful.  

Learning objectives can be from our library, for your organisation only, or for a particular course.  Measure objectives across multiple organisations or multiple courses, or just one course.  They are scored or they can also be achievements (i.e. yes/no). 

To use learning objectives: 

Define your objectives

Create new learning objectives or use our library, which includes for example behavioural objectives such as cautiousness, confidence, self-awareness, sympathy, or empathy. Safety objectives such as hazard identification, situational awareness.

Learning objectives can be very specific - i.e. “knows what this particular button does”, or a more general “acknowledges emotions” for example. You should configure them in line with the core competencies you want to measure over time and across your learning audience. 


Update objectives in scenarios

Impact learning objectives with actions. When a learner completes a task, answers a question, makes a decision or finds a hotspot you can impact learning objectives and change their values. You can add, subtract or set a score. You can set an achievement to yes or no. 

These learning objective scores and achievements are then available in both the course and learner reports for assessing learning impact and course performance. 


Branch the scenario with objectives


You can also branch with learning objectives, for example, go to a different action or scene depending on the learning objective, i.e. take away options or show the consequence or outcomes, or inform the learner they have achieved something. 

Just drag the Learning objective into the storyboard. If it's an achievement the options will be added already. If it’s a score, double click to edit the objective instance and then add the conditions to determine the branch. 


Let learners know how they are doing with learning objective results in hotspots, instructions or feedback.  Use the objective placeholder in the text and that placeholder will be replaced with the score.  


View reports to assess learning objectives across multiple learners and courses.  You can filter and compare by learner, course or objective, view in our simple reporting system or download the data to import into your systems.

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