Tuesday, March 27, 2007

More goal/objective refinement

Hey team,

I haven't felt great about the ability to really split up the goals based on previous team meetings. Also based on tonight's team meeting, sounds like those present agreed that the goals as we have them stated now are a bit too specific.

Thus I have taken a stab at re-writing our goals such that they cover the content that we previously identified as important, but offer less redundancy and specificity.

Take a look, and let me know what you think. I have included Jeff's goal/objective as well as my own. If the remaining team members want to claim one of the three that remains that would work. Or we can trash the remaining three, and rewrite them using your own goals/objectives.... whatever the team decides. I don't want to step on toes here, I was just hoping to gain and/or offer more clarity.

Here goes...

1. Goal 1. The driver will be able to identify the different parts of a map. (This is a new basic goal that I stole from something that Jeff sent out.... I think we need to make sure these very basic objectives are met at the start of our training.)

  • Objective (?developer?): Given a map, the student will be able to locate the legend.
  • Objective (?developer?): Given a map, the student will be able to locate the scale.
  • Objective (?developer?): Given a map, the student will be able to locate the street index.
  • Objective (?developer?): Given a map, the student will be able to locate the cardinal/ordinal directions

2. Goal 2. The driver will be able to find an address on a map.

  • Objective (Jeff): Given a street address of a building and a map, with one or more standard addresss indicators, the student will accurately locate the block and the side of the street of the address on the map.

3. Goal 3. The driver will be able to determine distance on a map.

  • Objective (Katie): Given two points on a map, the student will accurately approximate the distance between the two points.
  • Objective (Katie): Given two points on a map, the student will determine which of multiple possible routes is most likely the fastest route.

4. Goal 4. The driver will be able to identify the best route on a map.

  • Objective (?developer?): Given three or more addresses, the student will be able to identify the route with the shortest total driving distance.
  • Objective (?developer?): The driver will be able to plot an alternate route if he/she finds the original route is blocked.

5. Goal 5. The driver will be able to locate his/her current actual location on a map.

  • Objective (?developer?): Using real-life indicators (street signs, landmarks, etc) the student will be able to locate his/her current location on a map.

7 comments:

Susan said...

I like to work on Goal 1.

Susan

Joe said...

If no one else wants it, I can work on Goal 4:

Goal 4. The driver will be able to identify the best route on a map.

Objective: Given an origin location and a destination location, the student will be able to identify the route with the shortest total driving distance.

Objective: Given a roadblock in a plotted route, the driver will be able to plot an alternate route, as the shortest alternative to the original route.

jeff said...

Sorry - I've been on Spring Break!

I like this refinement on the goals. They have been a little troubling for me, too. I haven't been able to see how we skinnied down 7 hours to 3. Looks more like 4 to 3. That's why I threw in the rural and interstate and GPS pieces so it would look bigger.

Katie and Joe - it seems like Katie's objective two and Joe's objective one as he states it are pretty dang (that's a Central time zone term) close. I liked Katie's first objective on Goal 4, with three addresses and find a good route through them all.

Joe said...

Revised goal 4: The driver will be able to identify the best route on a map, given 3 or more addresses to be visited.

Objective: Given three or more addresses, the driver will determine the best (i.e. most efficient both in distance and duration) order and route between those addresses.

Joe said...

Joe's revised Goal 4 Nonsense:

Goal: A driver will be able to visit three or more locations in the most efficient manner

Objective: Given three or more addresses, the learner will determine the most efficient (i.e. quickest and shortest) route between those addresses.

Objective: Given a roadblock in a plotted route, the driver will be able to plot an alternate route, as the most efficient (i.e. quickest and shortest) alternative to the original route.

Joe said...

Ceteris paribus, I think our presentation will go just wonderfully.

:P

Katie O. said...

REVISED GOAL 3: Given two points on a map, the driver will be able to determine the best route between those points.

Objective: Using the map scale, the student will accurately approximate the distance between two points on the map.

Objective: Given two points on a map, the student will use the map legend to determine which of multiple possible routes is the fastest (assuming all other things are equal. e.g. traffic, weather, and road conditions).