In his book Short Sims: A Game Changer, Clark Aldrich provides a system for creating engaging, interactive learning experiences quickly.
Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train, provides a systematic process for creating stories for training.
Microlearning: Short and Sweet by Karl Kapp and Robyn Defelice provides an overview of microlearning strategy, supported by research, from start to finish.
Clark Quinn’s book Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions helps you debunk learning myths, superstitions, and misconceptions with research.
40+ book recommendations on instructional design, eLearning, learning and psychology research, gamification, visual design, and more
Here are some of the books I recommend for the learning and development professionals on your gift list.
Richard Watson has published three ebooks on the practicalities of freelancing in the elearning field. All three combine Richard’s personal stories about his freelancing journey with practical tips for creating and running a freelance business.
Patti Shank’s Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning is a summary of tactics you can use to create memorable, relevant practice opportunities and provide constructive, beneficial feedback for learners. Everything in the book is backed by research and written to be immediately usable by instructional designers and trainers.
Patti Shank’s latest book, Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, is a great read for
Chances are, your training evaluations aren’t very helpful. How much useful information do you really get from those forms? Will Thalheimer’s book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets changes that by giving guidelines and example questions for effective evaluations.