How do you learn about learning science? Recommendations for people to follow, books to read, and other resources.
Microlearning: Short and Sweet by Karl Kapp and Robyn Defelice provides an overview of microlearning strategy, supported by research, from start to finish.
100 e-Learning Books Every Instructional Designer Should Read A large collection of books on instructional
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.
Saul Carliner’s second edition of Training Design Basics is written for people who are brand new to the field and are creating their first training program. This is a great book for those who are just getting started with training. People switching careers into training or instructional design from another field would also find a wealth of information. Training managers who don’t come from a training background but want to understand it better would benefit, as would project managers who are looking for what to include in their task lists and how to estimate time and cost.
Connie Malamed’s new book Visual Design Solutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals is written specifically for learning professionals. This book teaches many of the same foundational principles as other design books, but the examples and applications are all geared towards learning.
Julie Dirksen’s Design For How People Learn is a great book for instructional designers because it