48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


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.

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.

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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. The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Advanced Book In Production

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials. October.  

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. This book is a must-read particularly if you’re struggling to connect with and motivate your learners.

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Book Update #3: Only One Chapter Left!

Tim Slade

Check out this week’s update video for additional details on my progress and for my answers to your questions about the book! Book Update Video #3: Only One Chapter Left! The post Book Update #3: Only One Chapter Left! Hey Gang!

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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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My Favorite Instructional Design Books for New eLearning Designers

Tim Slade

And one of the best ways to master this skill is to check out some of the great instructional design books available. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is one of my absolute favorite instructional design books for new eLearning designers.

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. You can read my review of the book for more details.

Is the Book Dead?

Training Industry

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A Book to Elevate Adobe Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

Pull up your sleeves everyone, it’s time to Elevate Your Captivate 8 knowledge with Diane Elkins’ new book, E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8. . Be the first to get this book before it’s available on Amazon. A book as cool as the new Captivate 8 update.

When is an e-book not a book?

E-Learning Provocateur

I read The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore today and I was gobsmacked. The e-book is filled with glorious pictures, marvellous animations and engaging interactivity. For example, Rob Brydon has added audio and video components to his autobiography Small Man in a Book , while the textbooks on the Inkling app include animations, quizzes and social study tools. When is an e-book not a book…? The definition of a book.

Book Review: Articulate Storyline Essentials

Spark Your Interest

I was asked to review the book “ Articulate Storyline Essentials ” by Ashley Chiasson. The Articulate Storyline Hub is a pretty comprehensive site for learning and troubleshooting Storyline projects and you may wonder if a book is even necessary in this day and age. What’s nice about a book, and this book in particular, is how it approaches the subject. . I also really liked the tone of the book. e-learning articulate book review storyline

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. I am promoting the book (despite considering Cammy a “frenemy”) because it represents the eLearning journey many of us have been on since the beginning of this century.

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.

Book Update #2: I’m Halfway Done!

Tim Slade

Well, it’s time for my second book update, and I’m excited to say that I’m officially halfway done writing The eLearning Designer’s Handbook! Book Update Video #2: I’m Halfway Done! The post Book Update #2: I’m Halfway Done!

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Advanced Book In Production

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials. October.  

Projects, Book Lists and Interviews

Kapp Notes

In the midst of all these projects, I was happy to discover that two of my books were featured on the list of The 48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read. It’s an honor to be on that list and to see other books on the list to which I have contributed.

National Read a Book Day – Why books aren’t dead!


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Gamification Books

Kapp Notes

Here are some books that can be read that discuss different elements of “Gamification.&#. This book primarily focuses on massively multiplayer online role play games (MMORPGs) and is focused toward a business audience. This book covers game-based engagement methodologies through the perspective of marketing. The book spends a lot of time describing how companies can create “games” to attract and, more importantly, retain customers.

Book instead of blogposts

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The reason that I did not find the time to blog is that I have written a book with Sibrenne Wagenaar called 'Leren in tijden van tweets, apps en likes '. Writing this book was almost like sculpting a model (which I did once). In the book I tried to find a place for it and found it.

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. Each chapter is relatively short and filled with examples (as a visual design book should be).

Free Mobile Learning Book

Upside Learning

The Open University of China has recently released an mLearning book called Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends. The book is available for free online here. It has been edited by Dr. Mohamed Ally (Athabasca University) and Dr. Avgoustos Tsinakos (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology in Greece). Dr. Ally had previously published a […]. Mobile Learning mLearning

Book Review: Disrupted – The Dark Side of Silicon Valley

Web Courseworks

I gave this book five stars not because I enjoyed the authors negative attitude or focus on himself, but because it is an easy, fun read for those of us in the business of developing software delivered on a SaaS basis over the Internet.

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Modern Workplace Learning: The book is now available

Jane Hart

My new book is now available for purchase as a paperback or PDF. Modern Workplace Learning: A Resource Book for L&D.

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Five New L&D Books To Check Out

The eLearning Coach

As our industry transforms to meet the needs of the 21st century workplace, one of the best ways to stay informed is through the latest books relevant to our field. You will probably find at least one book from this list that will improve your understanding and increase your chances of being effective at work. Book Reviews

Book by Dan Bixby on Product Training

Work Learning

Fortunately, Dan Bixby has come along and written a book to help design product training that actually works. Here’s the testimonial I wrote for the book: “Dan Bixby’s book will help technical experts create training that actually works to improve performance.

It’s True! I’m Writing A Book!

Tim Slade

I’m Writing A Book! The post It’s True! appeared first on Tim Slade. The eLearning Designer's Handbook

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Seven Books To Boost Your Creativity

The eLearning Coach

If you're in a rut or looking for a way to tap into your creative flow, check out these books. Our jobs often require us to generate creative ideas quickly. Reviews

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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.

Action mapping book now available

Making Change

My new book, Map It , is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon sites around the world. The book walks you through action mapping in way more depth than I’ve been able to use in this blog. Expectations for a book are different. Interested in publishing your own book?

Ta-da. Book 2 is out!

Patti Shank

Yesterday I uploaded the second book in the Make It Learnable series to Amazon. I learned a lot while writing the book. If you think I know everything there is to know before I write one of these books, well, you'd be wrong.

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Book review: Corporate universities. Drivers of the learning organization

Challenge to Learn

In this book Martyn and his co-writers give a great example of the Metropolitan Opera. The book focuses on the role a corporate university can (must) play in this kind of processes. . I do like this book but there is a but. Book review: Corporate universities.

Book Update #4: It’s Off To The Editor!

Tim Slade

This week, I’m super excited to announce that I’ve officially sent the book off to my editor. All I have left is to fix any typos and finish formatting the book! Book Update Video #4: It’s Off To The Editor! The post Book Update #4: It’s Off To The Editor!

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Book Update #5: I’ve Set a Launch Date!

Tim Slade

This week, I’m super excited to announce that I’ve set a launch date for my new book! Check out this week’s update video for additional details on my progress and for my answers to your questions about the book! Book Update Video #5: I’ve Set a Launch Date!

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

New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017

Jane Hart

The book is available as a Paperback or PDF. There is also an online resource that contains all the colour images used in the book as well as clickable link lists. “This book is easy to read, easy to make sense of – and to my mind, makes absolute sense.

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Play to Learn! (Book Tour Stop)

Learning Visions

In fact, one of my favorite ID-books back in 2007 was Karl Kapp's "Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning." So, if gaming is on your dance card these days and you're looking for some tips on how to get started and what to do, be sure to add this book to your required reading list!

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Book Review: Learning Articulate Storyline

Spark Your Interest

I recently read the book Learning Articulate Storyline by Stephanie Harnett. I’ve always admired Stephanie’s work and was excited to see how she approached her book. There are exercises to follow along step by step with the flow of the book, which was nice.

Book Publication Day!!

Work Learning

I thought the field needed a book that would specify the fundamental learning factors that should be baked into every learning design. How The Smile-Sheet Book Got its Start. In my BIG book, I wrote hundreds of paragraphs on learning measurement. Wow!! I almost can't believe it.