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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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.


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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.

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.

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)!

What makes a good book?

Clark Quinn

I was in contact with a person about a potential book, and she followed up with an interesting question: what’s the vision I have for publishing ? She was looking for what I thought was a good book. So, what makes a good book? (I’m The post What makes a good book?

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.

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.


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

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?”

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 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.

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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Emotional Agility – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

There have been some good business books I’ve read and some bad. The most recent business-related book I’ve read, Emotional Agility by Susan David (also on Amazon) is right in the middle. It was well-written… Book Review Business Book Review

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In Awe – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

It’s not because it wasn’t a good book or that it wasn’t interesting to read, it was. The reason is that what I had hoped to get out of… Book Review Business Book Review

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.

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.

8 Best Training And Development Books To Read In 2022

Roundtable Learning

Our team at Roundtable Learning has assembled a list of the top 8 professional development books for L&D professionals to read in 2022. This article will explore the top 8 professional development books that Roundtable Learning recommends to L&D professionals for 2022. .

Find Your Why – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

The latest business book I finished is Find Your Why by Simon Sinek with David Mead & Peter Docker (also on Amazon). This book was not really content that should have been a book, though. There were a few tidbits of information in… Book Review Business Book Review

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.


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).

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.

Flight of the Sparrow – Fun Book Review

Nick Leffler

The books I’ve been reading for the past few years have brought me all over the world and during many times. I’ve traveled by book to France, Russia, China, Canada, England, and everywhere in between from thousands of years BCE to the relatively present.


The Rise Of America – Business Book Review

Nick Leffler

The 16th book I’ve finished this year so far is The Rise of America by Marin Katusa (also on Amazon). This one was a business book which is all about how America is actually rising in prominence and wealth rather than declining.

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.

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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How to Leverage Your CME LMS for Event Content

The demands of CME learners are changing. Is your strategy changing, too? Discover how leveraging live and on-demand content within your LMS will help you stand apart as a trusted CME provider.

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

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

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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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Instructions for a Heatwave – Fun Book Review

Nick Leffler

It was very fitting, though, because where I live (northern California) just… Book Review Fun Book Review IrelandMy most recent read was Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell (also on Amazon) which I’m not sure why it’s named that.

Maximize the Power of Multiple Technology Ecosystems

Schools invested in Google education tools or considering these services can achieve strong benefits by blending the best of Google services on Apple hardware, opening the door to a wealth of educational possibilities for students, teachers, and parents.

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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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 ‘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.

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.

CenarioVR: The Essentials (Book and Training)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

My newest book, “CenarioVR: The Essentials,” is off to the beta team. It should be street-ready in just a few short weeks. CenarioVR ( [link] ) is a cloud application that allows you to create awesome, highly interactive virtual reality eLearning.

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How to Learn about Learning Science

Experiencing eLearning

These are my recommendations for people to follow, books to read, and other resources. As a reminder, I use Amazon affiliate links for books. Books. I try to read a few books from the field each year. Sometimes, those books lead you to other research.