The Objectives-Activities-Resources (OAR) model was developed for a specific context: online higher-education courses delivered via a learning management system by a Subject Matter Expert/Facilitator (SME/F). It consists of three domains:
- Resources are components available to influence and/or measure undefined student behavior.
- Objectives are statements create to define and/or measure desired student behavior.
- Activities are opportunities created to influence and/or measure desired student behavior.