Book hiccups

Clark Quinn

As much as writing books is something I do (and I’m immodestly proud of the outcomes), they don’t always come out the way I expect. So here, for the record and hopefully as both mea culpas and lessons learned, are my book hiccups.

Fearless – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

Another business book done. I may enjoy writing these book reviews but not enough to… Book Review Business Book Review

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Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Even if you don’t consider yourself a storyteller, you can create stories to support learning with this book. Buy the book.

Range of Motion – Fun Book Review

Nick Leffler

I started Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg (also on Amazon) just after the last business book I finished. My first impression of the book was not spectacular, as I previously wrote. After finishing… Book Review Fun Book Review

From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 have led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. In this session, Dr. Quinn will go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser)!

Ireland – Fun Book Review

Nick Leffler

After reading this book for a while (it was pretty long) I finished Ireland by Frank Delaney (also available on Amazon). A I mentioned on my last book review (which was also fun) I wasn’t too sure about this book from the beginning.

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The Forgotten Home Child – Fun Book Review

Nick Leffler

Another fun book finished and another great book I do recommend everyone reads. The book is The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham (also on Amazon) and is about Home Children that were sent from England to Canada from sometime in the 1800s all the way past WWII.

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Financial Freedom – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

I finished another business book, Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier (also on Amazon) which is meant to help you reach a point in your finances where you can be free to do what you want.

Graphic Design Books for New eLearning Designers

Tim Slade

A few weeks ago, I posted an article, sharing my top four instructional design books for new eLearning designers. I was shocked by the number of responses I received from folks, sharing their favorite books. Well, for this week, I thought I would continue the trend and share my favorite graphic design books for new eLearning designers. Slide:ology by Nancy Durate is my bible and one of the best graphic design books I recommend to any eLearning designers.

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The Hungry Road – Fun Book Review

Nick Leffler

Now back on my regular schedule of a business book then a fun book, the book I just finished recently is The Hungry Road by Marita Conlon-McKenna (also on Amazon).

Leading Successful Change to Remote Training

Speaker: Dr. Britt Andreatta, PhD, CEO, 7th Mind, Inc.

This month, unprecedented numbers of workers have set up offices in their homes, in an attempt to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Meetings that were previously being held in conference rooms have been moved to conference calls and online meetings. Whether you’re managing the impromptu digital transformation of your company, or training new employees at a distance, make time to join Dr. Britt Andreatta former Chief Learning Officer at Lynda.com and author of several books on the brain science of success, as she covers how YOU can train remotely, and effectively, while supporting the flow of work.

People Powered – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

I didn’t think I was going to have a book to write something about this week but I was further along than I thought. Well, here I am with another book review. This time… Book Review Business Book Review Communities of Inquiry Communities of Practice

What about books | conferences?

Clark Quinn

Responding to a frequent question yet again , I decided to post an answer to the “what about books | conferences?” Once again, after talking about how learning requires meaningful practice, I was asked the seemingly timeless question: “but what about books?”

Short Sims by Clark Aldrich: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

In his book Short Sims: A Game Changer , Clark Aldrich provides a system for creating engaging, interactive learning experiences quickly (in about 40 hours of work). One of the benefits touted in the book is that Short Sims can improve both competence and conviction. Buy the book.

Lives Of The Stoics – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

After my long hiatus from business reading I browsed through the business category in Apple Books for my next cheap read. I’m not sure what I found could be considered a business book but more of a living book.

Go Beyond the Hype: Proven Strategies for Effective Microlearning

Speaker: Amit Garg, CEO and Founder at Upside Learning Solutions & Margie Meacham, Author and CFO of Learningtogo

Microlearning has been a buzzword for L&D teams by featuring on the top of the trend charts for a while now. It has its rightful place in the arsenal the learning leaders have at their disposal, but it is hardly the panacea it is often made out to be. In this interactive webinar Amit Garg, Founder & CEO of Upside Learning, and Margie Meacham, Author of the book ‘AI in Talent Development’, will discuss the nuts and bolts of getting microlearning right. They will go into the "What? Why? & How?" of microlearning, minus the hype.

Beyond the 80/20 Principle – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

The latest book I recently finished up is Beyond The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch (also available on Amazon). My first impression by the book was a bit of confusion and having to try to find how it flowed. … Book Review Business Book Review

Updates on my books

Clark Quinn

I was somewhat amazed to find out that my first three books were already out of print! Here’re updates on my books. You could get two of the expired books as ebooks, but now Amazon also has a paperback option. Of course, two of my books aren’t yet out of print.

A Gentleman In Moscow – Fun Book Review

Nick Leffler

My favorite books are the fun books and I just finished another good one. I’m not an expert at writing book reviews so these might just be more of what I enjoyed about the book and some of what I didn’t enjoy (not that there ever is anything I don’t enjoy).

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Read More Books – What’s Your Reading Style?

Nick Leffler

Nearly two years ago I drastically changed my relationship with books. Prior to about February 2018 I read very few books in my life. I read the usual books such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (who hasn’t!?)

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Self-directed multimodal learning in higher education

This book aims to provide an overview of theoretical and practical considerations in terms of self-directed multimodal learning within the university context. This includes a focus on blended and distance learning to foster self-directedness.

The E-Myth Revisited – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

I just recently finished reading a business book in my alternating schedule of fun and business reading. There were a few areas where the book veered a bit from reality. And, as the author might put it, the reality is… Book Review Business Book Review

The Last Train To Key West – Fun Book Review

Nick Leffler

Last week I finished up reading The Last Train To Key West (also on Amazon), my fun book in my alternating fun book, business book reading. It took me a while to write this review because I really wanted to get something else published between a book review.

L&D Book Recommendations: What Books To Read?

Dan Keckan

I've read over 100 books. Are you interested in what works in learning, how the brain might function, what the future may bring, and how to design your life to feel more like a game than a bad soap opera? Here's some of my recommendations. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Instructional Design Corporate Learning And Development eLearning Professionals Instructional Designers Professional Development

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The Last Runaway – Fun Book Review

Nick Leffler

This book took me to the 1850s in Ohio but the journey didn’t begin there. I don’t envy the people… Book Review Fun Book ReviewThe Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (also available on Amazon) begins in England with a long journey by ship across the ocean and then by land to the destination of a small town in Ohio.

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Book Review: Become An eLearning Champion

Dan Keckan

Making a career in eLearning can prove to be a daunting task, but the book Become An eLearning Champion can become one of your greatest allies. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Gift Ideas for Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers: Books!

Experiencing eLearning

Here are some of the books I recommend for the learning and development professionals on your gift list. For more details, read my reviews and book lists. 40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books Design for How People Learn Write and Organize for Deeper Learning Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning Training Design Basics Performance-Focused Smile Sheets Visual Design Solutions How to Become an eLearning Freelancer The Gamification of Learning and Instruction.

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The ‘un-book book’

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I’ve written four books. During this we came up with an idea for the ‘un-book book’, kind of like the ‘un-conference conference’ Here were our ideas for un-learning chapters in the un-book book: Here we go. I loved the experience and I loved the feedback both during the writing and publication processes.

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Next book?

Clark Quinn

The time has come to ask: what should be my next book? Then, while I wanted to write about elearning strategy, my publisher wanted a book on mobile and I realized one was needed and the other likely candidates deferred. After that, my publisher’s sister company wanted a book on mlearning for higher education, and I ended up writing The Mobile Academy. So what is the next book you would like to see from me ? The post Next book?

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12+ Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re looking for some reading to improve your skills or get started in the field of instructional design, check out these books. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. ” All of Allen’s books are focused on helping people design e-learning that is interactive, engaging, and useful. You can read my review of the book for more details. This book was an immense help to me in learning Captivate 8.

H5P Interactive Book (Alpha)

Adult Learning with Technology

Launched last year at H5PCon2018 in Melbourne, Australia was the new H5P content type called Interactive Book. It’s still in Alpha mode and can see "H5P Interactive Book (Alpha)". eLearning H5P Student Engagement

Book Review: Performance-Focused Smile Sheets

Experiencing eLearning

Will Thalheimer’s book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets changes that by giving guidelines and example questions for effective evaluations. I’ve always used them too, but Thalheimer shows in the book how we can do much better. The book starts with several chapters of background and research, including how evaluation results should correspond to the “four pillars of training effectiveness.” The book is available on Amazon and on SmileSheets.com.

Book Writing Tips

Kapp Notes

Recently a number of great folks I know in the L&D field have indicated they are working on a book. Writing a book is a great experience. For a variety of reasons, I think everyone should write a least one professional book. In the spirit of community, I wanted offer some (unsolicited) advice based on my writing (and assembling) of seven non-fiction books. Also, not all of my books have been successful but…my Gamification book has sold over 10,000 copies.

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Gift Ideas for Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers: Books!

Experiencing eLearning

Here are some of the books I recommend for the learning and development professionals on your gift list. For more details, read my reviews and book lists. 40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books Design for How People Learn Write and Organize for Deeper Learning Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning Training Design Basics Performance-Focused Smile Sheets Visual Design Solutions How to Become an eLearning Freelancer The Gamification of Learning and Instruction.

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Book Review: Visual Design Solutions

Experiencing eLearning

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 (including Connie’s first book, Visual Language for Designers ), but the examples and applications are all geared towards learning. I tend to buy physical books for my reference texts (as this book will be).

Book Review: Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions

Experiencing eLearning

Clark Quinn’s book Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitions lines up a bunch of learning myths and then knocks them down, one by one. The book is divided into three main sections, plus some intro on the science of learning and a conclusion. Another common learning myth is the one referenced in the book title: “Humans have changed to having the attention span of a goldfish.” Buy the book.

H5P Interactive Book (Alpha)

Adult Learning with Technology

Launched last year at H5PCon2018 in Melbourne, Australia was the new H5P content type called Interactive Book. It’s still in Alpha mode and can see so many applications where this. eLearning H5P Student Engagement