40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

This is a compilation and update of my book list and book review posts. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner is a perfect book for people just getting started in the field.

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Behavioral Intelligence: The Missing Link and Next Frontier In L&D

CLO Magazine

Starting in the mid-1960s and entering the corporate mainstream in 1995 with the publication of Daniel Goleman’s book, “Emotional Intelligence,” the notion of emotional intelligence entered the corporate lexicon. Behavioral Intelligence: The Missing Link.

The Purpose Effect – Book Review & Interview With Dan Pontefract

Learnnovators

We, at Learnnovators, are privileged to review Dan Pontefract ‘s second book, “ The Purpose Effect ” that is scheduled to release on May 10, 2016. Below is our review of the book and an insightful interview with Dan… THE PURPOSE EFFECT – REVIEW. In his book, The Purpose Effect , Dan Pontefract brilliantly distils the malady that pervades many corporations today. What inspired you to write this book?

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

This is why my team and I put together this list of forty-eight books. The books are organized by category: Books recommended by training experts (4). Learning books (4). Corporate training books (3). Instructional design books (6). Learning books.

20+ More Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my list of 12+ Books for Instructional Designers , I received a lot of great suggestions for further reading. Here are 20+ more books suggested by others. This book was positively reviewed in Educa tion Review. Other Books.

6 Must-Read Learning Game Design Books

Knowledge Guru

Here are six learning game design books that are on our must-read list: Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games. As a trainer interested in game design, you know that games are more effective than lectures.

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Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach. That’s not how people change behavior. As we argue in our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , managers must help to develop the people around them.

Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach. That’s not how people change behavior. As we argue in our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , managers must help to develop the people around them.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Pract.us

Innovative consultants can use an understanding of behavior change to lead the way to success. Myths of behavior change. But cognitive and behavioral science has proven otherwise. In his book, Your Brain at Work , David Rock identifies autonomy as one of the basic human needs.

Book Review: Don't Hire the Best

ID Reflections

The most recent book I completed is Abhijit Bhaduri’s ( @AbhijitBhaduri ) Don’t Hire the Best. Intrigued by the title, I approached the book with some amount of curiosity. The subtitle of the book is: An Essential Guide to Picking the Right Team. book_review HR L&D

A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about?

Powering-up Performance Session #1 – Linking Behavior to Performance – Session Recap

Gameffective

During our recent webinar session with Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach Dr. Eyal Ronen, we focused on Linking behavior and performance. Here’s an additional wrinkle when linking behavior and performance. Behavior – an action taken by an employee (e.g.

Join the LearningToGo Six Question Challenge and Win a Free Book!

Learningtogo

We’re expanding on Marshall Goldsmith’s 10-day Behavior Changing Technique. The idea is that if you consciously focus on a behavior change every day you will achieve a change in a dramatically short period of time. Why is his technique so much more effective?

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more books, you’ve found the right post. This is a compilation and update of my previous book list and review posts. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field.

3 Keys to Creating Effective Training

The Learning Dispatch

In that commentary, I suggested that you choose a method that would be effective. This month, we take a quick look at what “effective” means, and one approach to creating training that gets the job done. . To Develop Effective Training, Start at the Beginning.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

CourseArc

Every course or training initiative has at least one of two goals: to bridge knowledge gaps , and/or to transform the learner’s behavior. Luckily, there’s a proven process that helps you measure the effectiveness of your courses and start to fix any problems in their delivery.

5 Best Employee Training Books

WalkMe Training Station

Books are an excellent way of learning techniques involving training, and new ways of connecting with your employees. They can range in topics from practical business practices with case studies and research, to more subjective insights into human behavior.

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

They don’t have to mean sacrificing creativity, engagement, or effectiveness. An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Budget limits. Deadlines.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Top 12 Books Every L&D Manager Needs to Read!

Growth Engineering

We’re going to navigate you through the latter and point you in the direction of the best L&D books! How We Learn: Throw out the rule book and unlock your brain’s potential’. As employee engagement experts with a penchant for gamification , we can’t recommend this book enough!

Using advertising tricks to maximize training effectiveness

Matrix

And learning modules are aimed at driving behavior (just like publicity is) so there are quite a few things to be learned from those colorful interruptions of our favorite TV programs. These are the two important areas that can drive behavior.

What is Effective Leadership?

Everwise

We read articles about them, buy their products, and obsessively analyze their behavior for clues about how we can channel some of their success. Above all, the position demands that a leader be effective, but that becomes a rather complicated concept upon closer examination.

How Microlearning Impacts Coaching and Behavior Change - Tip #149

Vignettes Learning

Change is Hard Each time I forget to bring a bag, I resolve to change (I'm going to bring a shopping bag next time); however, my behavior has not (I still forget!). People find it hard to change their behavior EVEN after a life-changing event.

Design: Behaviorism Has It’s Place

Kapp Notes

Stephen Downes in his response to my post titled Definitions: ABCD Objectives writes It remains puzzling that so much of the instructional design community remains rooted in behaviorism - this more than 30 years after the theory was abandoned everywhere else I am not sure behaviorism has been abandoned everywhere else. They want to program you to behaviorally respond, and, at least with my kids, they are doing a good job. Some things require measurable, behavioral outcomes.

Sneak Peak: My Book on Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Kapp Notes

For a while I have been stealthy working on a book titled “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction&#. Here is some leaked info about the book…look for it in Spring 2012. Chapter Four reviews research studies describing the effectiveness of games as well as the effectiveness of specific game elements such as the use of avatars and third person vs. first person view point.

Getting More Out of Online Training to Drive Real Behavioral Change

Training Industry

As David Kelly notes, we can obtain a book or video, but we still have to read or view it. Yet, while a blended learning program can certainly produce cost savings, that doesn’t mean learning and performance effectiveness is a given.

The 10 best Instructional design books: Resources for beginners and professionals

eFront

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 books on Instructional Design (ISD) and related topics that, in our opinion, are considered “must read” or “highly valuable” resources on the subject. Plus, what’s better than taking a book to the beach?

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. Her test preparation books are some of the best selling on the topic. Week One Recap.

Cheap books on learning worth the price

Jay Cross

and started devouring free books on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. I spend on average of $40 a month on hardcopy books, so this seems like a steal. The book tells about speed reading, but doesn’t explain how to do it. (It At twenty pages, this is more a pamphlet than a book.

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3 Must-Read Neuroscience Books

eLearningMind

Sometimes referred to as “neurolearning” or its dastardly cousin “neuromarketing,” the study of the brain gives us insight into becoming more effective at what we do. Daniel Kahneman is a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in Economics, so he knows a thing or two about human behavior.

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What Brené Brown Teaches Us About Effective Leadership Training

Unboxed

After recently finishing Brené Brown’s newest book, Dare to Lead , I already think it’s my favorite book of the year – and it’s not even summer yet! Most effective leadership training today contain these four components. Four Effective Leadership Training Components.

Project Management Book of Knowledge: Top Tips for Success

WalkMe Training Station

Understanding human behavior is an advantage, alongside leveraging advanced communication skills to align staff perspectives with the objectives in question. Whether you’re already in the field or simply seeking inspiration, you’ll enjoy these great tips, which collectively serve as a project management book of knowledge. A critical starting point is devising an effective plan of action.

Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

Several months ago I decided to write a book about working smarter for managers and executives. A friend of mine who has published numerous books sent the Fieldbook to his editor, a PhD English grad in India. The book remained choppy, disjointed, and repetitive. Background.

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The Brain and The Stories We Tell: Top Reasons Why Stories Change Our Behavior

Vignettes Learning

Has the character changed our behavior? million audiences and a prolific author who has written 34 books, Kendal Haven answers with a resounding yes! We need effective story structures to ensure the accuracy of the information being conveyed through the story.

How Effective is Mandatory Harassment Training?

CLO Magazine

California has had a similar local law on the books since 2005. “You compound that with the fact that there’s some evidence out there that employees are even less likely to change their behavior if they feel cynical about the process,” Fink said.