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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. ” Design Alchemy : Author Roderick Sims suggested that I include “texts/resources that address Learning Design and not just Instructional Design” such as his own book. This book was positively reviewed in Educa tion Review. Other Books.

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 technology books (2). Virtual instructor-led training books (3). Evaluation & Feedback books (4). Motivation & Gamification books (5). Talent management books (3).

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[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] How to help your brain “unplug”

KnowledgeOne

Difficulty concentrating, lack of motivation, mental wandering… Does that sound familiar? It was the enthusiasm generated by her article in the New York Times on the subject that led Olga Mecking, a Polish author, journalist and translator, but Dutch by adoption to devote a book to it.

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.

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. Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner is a perfect book for people just getting started in the field, especially those who are current students or are switching to instructional design or training from another career.

Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On

Learnkit

These thoughts can be true for some, but if elearning is presented effectively, with the learner’s attention span in mind, we can see a shift in this ideology. Candy Crush is calling our name… In John Medina’s book, Brain Rules , we learn how the brain works. His book inspires much of the work we do at Learnkit to maintain the attention of our learning audience. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask.

All This Talk About Reading

Learning Rebels

We’ve been running our book giveaway extravaganza all through January. The result of this, in case you missed the memo, is we will be giving away one book a month to one or more insanely curious readers through the remainder of 2017. Now that we are in the age of twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it’s easy to fall into the trap of sound bites and headlines. Consider this: You read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences

Clark Quinn

While there are many dimensions that could be considered, for the sake of simplicity let’s characterize the two important ones as effectiveness of our learning and the engagement of the experience. If we map the space, we see that the lower left is the space of low engagement and low effectiveness. Moving up the diagram, however, towards increasing effectiveness, is an area that’s less populated. This is a cost-effective balance.

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.

At the very heart of the feeling of personal effectiveness

KnowledgeOne

The two other notions that are, along with the feeling of personal effectiveness, at the basis of Bandura’s flagship theory are social modelling and self-regulation. ” Equally, individuals can feel effective in an activity without taking pride in it.

Brain rule #9

Clive on Learning

Rule 9: Stimulate more of the senses My review of John Medina's book continues with this exploration of the power of multi-sensory learning experiences: "By the time we came out of the trees, our ancestors were encountering a multisensory world and were already champions at experiencing it." Interestingly, I saw this experiment replicated with the same effect on BBC prime time TV. Tags: reviews Brain Rules

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Using advertising tricks to maximize training effectiveness

Matrix

Then the designers need to decide if they want it to appeal to the heart (drive emotion) or to the brain (provide a mind opening experience). It’s very tempting to add spectacular images and effects because it is so easy to do that nowadays but trying too hard can be counterproductive. For the first few sessions I traveled to the locations with a bag of onions and gave one to each participant for dramatic effect.

Book Review: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

E-learning Uncovered

I’ve read some really fantastic books and some not-so-wonderful books. She’s combined the industry research on how people learn with her personal experiences to create a book that’s easy to follow, and easy to pick up and put down as needed. To paraphrase the book, repetition actually changes the brain. Repeating information, and the use of that information, forms new connections in your brain where memories are stored.

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How to Finally Write a Nonfiction Book that Helps You Get More Leads and Sales and Massively Impact the World with Julie Eason

LifterLMS

How to finally write a nonfiction book that helps you get more leads and sales and massively impact the world with Julie Eason is the topic of this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Julie is an expert in writing books, and she helps ghost write books for people.

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Sharing the Simple Life Transformation Through Courses, Books, and More with Veteran Gary Collins

LifterLMS

Sharing the simple life transformation through courses, books, and more with veteran Gary Collins in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. There was a couple books, but everyone who lives off grid does it totally differently.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

In an earlier blog post, we took a quick introductory look at some connections between comic books and eLearning. And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. Will it be a book? A comic book?”

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap 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. Then on Friday Judy Unrein discussed how the book can benefit instructional designers and Rich Mesch made us all hungry when he reminded us that just like Chocofication (adding chocolate to everything) is not a good idea, neither is gamification of all content a good idea.

5 Learning Myths, Debunked

LearnDash

They’re subject matter experts , but they don’t necessarily know a lot about effective teaching methods. At the risk of sounding trite, the real advice should be “study smarter.”. You’re either “right-brained” or “left-brained.”.

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Storytelling in Training

Unboxed

Whether it’s the book on your bedside table, an anecdote shared over coffee, or the latest drama on a favorite TV series, there’s something about a well-told story that captivates. Scientists have seen this come alive in brain scans of learners. When presented with narratives and sensory-heavy language, larger portions of the brain are activated than just the language processing areas. Employee Training Featured #storytelling #Training Effectiveness #Training Strategy

Storytelling in Training

Unboxed

Whether it’s the book on your bedside table, an anecdote shared over coffee, or the latest drama on a favorite TV series, there’s something about a well-told story that captivates. Scientists have seen this come alive in brain scans of learners. When presented with narratives and sensory-heavy language, larger portions of the brain are activated than just the language processing areas. Employee Training Featured #storytelling #Training Effectiveness #Training Strategy

Give an Epic Minecraft Gift

Marcia Conner

It was there that I found a fantastic new book, called Minecraft , by Swedish journalists Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larson published by Seven Stories Press. Within a few hours of the book landing on my desk at home, my son, a previously reluctant reader took the book, climbed into bed, and began reading and reading and reading. One night I found him sound asleep with it tucked under his arm. change Web Design books family gamification gifts Minecraft play

5 Psychological Tips To Incorporate Into Your eLearning

eLearning Brothers

The brain is fascinating. The student brain is even more fascinating, because it’s still – relatively speaking of course! Although the human brain is still as much of a mystery as life in the universe, scientific research has long confirmed a number of hacks that can help to lock the knowledge inside the brain. The brain is only capable of processing so much. But it gladdens the student’s brain! Motivated brain is an engaged brain.

How can we develop e-learning that respects adult learning principles?

The eLearning Nomad

Learning designers study andragogy because to design effective e-learning for adults, they need to understand how adults learn best. My all-time favourite book on adult learning, ‘ Understanding and facilitating adult learning ’ by Stephen Brookfield, examines the principles in detail. We make sure the results show the effects of skipping steps or making errors, just like real life. Yet, interactivity happens in the brain, not the hand.

#LearningStyles Gold

Marcia Conner

Since releasing the book, oceans of educators and individual learners have used the assessment, and many of them have shared with me personal stories that grew from their new insights. The book has sold over 100,000 copies and sells better today than it did early on. He had been assigned my book as mandatory reading in a course, and read it begrudgingly. Books on tape. I read books I would never have considered reading before. books learning productivity

Scarcity or Abundance – It’s Your Choice

Learningtogo

Originally documented in cognitive psychology, the scarcity effect is a well-known principle in economics and marketing, used to predict buyer behavior. Our brains can do funny things under stress, and the scarcity effect generates a highly stressful experience. Scarcity Thinking Can Have Long-Term Effects. The temporary effects of scarcity thinking often go away once the crisis is over, but what if you’re living under scarcity as a way of life?

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Music aids learning, but not unconditionally

Mitch Moldofsky

Willy Shakespeare A lot of ink has been spilled over the question of what effect music has on the brain. Oliver Sacks' book Musicophilia ("Music, Ophelia?") But three recent studies on the effects of music on learning should also have us tapping our collective toes.

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[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] The 3 Speeds of Thought

KnowledgeOne

But from the strict point of view of the sciences that study how our box of thoughts works, we have a good idea of the answer… even if we still have a lot to learn about this fascinating organ that is our brain. At all times, our brain works in one mode or the other.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

This research report, The Truth About Teaching to Learning Styles, and What to Do Instead, by Jane Bozarth ( @JaneBozarth ), explores the concept of teaching to learning styles and its effect on learning outcomes. This latest post from Paul Kirschner ( @P_A_Kirschner ) & Mirjam Neelen ( @MirjamN ) gives us a good look at the ‘effective learning strategy’ know as interleaving. The Spacing Effect: How to Improve Learning and Maximize Retention.

The Role of Memory in Learning: Encoding

Obsidian Learning

How we encode information determines how it will be stored and what cues will be effective when we try to retrieve it. The brain does not encode each word by itself, isolated and alone, but creates patterns of words, making the experience more intense and increasing the likelihood that the event is encoded as a memory (Hunt R. Emotion tends to increase attention, and the emotional element of an event takes on an unconscious pathway in the brain.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Scribe videos also kindle viewer anticipation by inviting the brain to speculate about what is being drawn. Anticipation creates surprise which then rewards the brain with dopamine. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar? by Karin Rex, COTP.

When to Use Background Audio in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

There are a lot of studies that also show that some types of music can influence how the brain processes information. Next time you’re meeting with learners as part of your analysis, listen to what their world sounds like. This e-learning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

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Adaptive Learning vs Personalized Learning: A Guide to Both

eLearningMind

This means that each individual gets the content that matches their learning results. “That sounds like custom learning,” you might think. It’s effective. It has a positive effect on learners. Many have debunked the book since it first came out in 2008.

Why Microlearning Works

Grovo

Sound complicated? There’s a limit to how much a brain can process in one sitting. The short, focused learning moments would be bite-sized and digestible, with a small cognitive load that could free the learner’s brain to concentrate on the real work of practicing new skills—not cramming in a boring lecture. A personal trainer doesn’t give you a book on exercise. Effective learning helps you practice new behaviors, not just hear about them.

The Neuroscience of Social Learning

Growth Engineering

We spend a lot of time talking about how social learning is one of the keys to an effective, engaging training strategy. A lot of very clever people have dedicated their lives to understanding the inner workings of our brains. He explains how our brains have been evolving for millions of years to turn us into the social creatures we are today. To our brains, it simply feels more natural than learning on our own.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Scribe videos also kindle viewer anticipation by inviting the brain to speculate about what is being drawn. Anticipation creates surprise which then rewards the brain with dopamine. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar? by Karin Rex, COTP.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Scribe videos also kindle viewer anticipation by inviting the brain to speculate about what is being drawn. Anticipation creates surprise which then rewards the brain with dopamine. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar? by Karin Rex, COTP.

Using Audio in e-Learning (or not…)

Bottom-Line Performance

Our brains do better listening than reading when the pictures are moving. You want to provide examples of how something sounds. Occasionally it might be sounds learners need to understand. People will read books just for fun if they’re written well – and they’ll also wade through terribly written technology manuals to figure out something they need to know.

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Let’s Talk Talk Tracks: 15 Sales Enablement Leaders Share What Works (and What Doesn’t)

Sales Hacker

How do I make my talk tracks not sound like a script? How do you funnel all of this information into an effective training program? To see how SDRs are performing at a team level, Brain Wool says, “measure, measure measure.

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Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

The report indicates that: The global eLearning industry is now in the midst of a perfect storm of market conditions that are driving revenues down including weak demand for most self-paced products, commoditization, the late stage of eLearning’s product lifecycle, pronounced product substitution, and the so called leapfrog effect with buyers in developing countries completely bypassing eLearning for newer products. Here are a couple of books on the subject of gamification.

Classical and Rigorous

Clark Quinn

And, let me add, these old practices are not aligned with what we know about how our brains work. the Revolution book), are more effective. It’s got to align with sound theory, and pass scrutiny in the methodology. A recent twitter spat led me to some reflections, and I thought I’d share.

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