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.

Training Budget 101: How to effectively manage your training costs


But while cutting your training budget can seem like the logical thing to do, stop and think about its long-term implications, as they can far outweigh the immediate costs saved. If you plan your training budget wisely, you can minimize staff turnover and maintain productivity.

Staff Training on a Budget


Many companies, particularly small business, find traditional training programs too costly for their budget. Booking reputable trainers and speakers, hiring conference rooms or venues, and catering for travel and meals can certainly be expensive.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. However, you don’t have the budget to hire instructional designers to develop courses. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget.

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Now, the really fun part begins – sharing the good news with your members and getting them excited about your association’s eLearning programs. Here are 5 creative ways to market your eLearning on a budget: 1. I know I do, and according to Jane McGonigal’s book, Reality is Broken , I am joined by more than 183 million gamers in the U.S. Social media is your best bud when you have a limited marketing budget.

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> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Allen bridges the gap from theory to practice on both training and educational programs. You can read the full text of the book here for free.

Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage and Reuse your Training Materials

Association eLearning

Many associations have printed content, some in book format, a lot in electronic format just lying around. This program sat dormant for 2 years with none sold. What if we also gave an option for members to take the course online and call it the Qualified Furnace Operator Program?

Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM


I am always looking for ways to improve how I deliver learning experiences to my organization and reading books like this keeps my skills fresh. Here are a few things I took away from the book that I think you will find valuable.


6 Essential Skills To Incorporate Into Your Manager Training Programs

WalkMe Training Station

Sure, they can read a book about management and ask other leaders for advice. But manager training programs are often overlooked. Top skills to focus on in manager training programs. The American Management Association (AMA) says: “…whether you’re balancing marketing budgets or working on payroll, understanding how to make strategic decisions based on financial risks and rewards is a necessary skill for every manager.”.

Management Tips from Pixar Animation

Web Courseworks

I have found that managers often educate and enrich themselves professionally by reading non-fiction business books. The book Creativity, Inc., is a book about how to build and manage a creative culture. The book tells an in depth story of how the Pixar brain trust worked.

Infographics and Learning


Here is a highly captivating podcast (by ‘The eLearning Coach’) with Alberto Cairo – an infographic expert and the author of the book ‘The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization’ – on the techniques to design infographics: [link].

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

The Learning Dispatch

Budget limits. For elearning, common constraints include (but aren’t limited to): Budget —The money isn’t there to hire people, buy software, or set up the infrastructure to develop and deliver training. How do you develop effective elearning under budget and time constraints?

What’s Your Certification Program’s Shelf Life?

Training Industry

What’s the shelf life of your certification program? See which instigate certification renewal for your program and when. Can organizations provide a reason for the update based on the competency requirements, is it a comfortable default or is it for administrative and budget reasons?

People Development: Stop Spending, Start Thinking

CLO Magazine

During the 2007 financial crisis, consulting and coaching clients often asked me: “Could we deliver similar value this year from half of the budget?” I often quoted the advertising adage that says that half your budget is always wasted, but you cannot be sure which half.

6 Insights on Onboarding from the US Presidential Transition

CommLab India

A generic onboarding program covers the ethics to be followed, shows the career paths, and explains how to get results and be accountable. Newly appointed federal executives have to deal with budgets and auditing. Evaluate the Program for Betterment.

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DIYEL #3 First kidnap, highjack, beg, borrow, steal, cannibalize, and scavenge. Only then ask for a budget.

Vignettes Learning

If you have the DNA of a corporate employee, it is a common and expected behavior to ask for a budget when the task is assigned, right? Because Do-It-Yourselfers do this under the radar and without a budget, they finance this effort by sweat and tears and by scavenging and cannibalizing. When the time comes, they are likely better at seeking budget approvals. This is a series of post from my book "Do-It-Yourself eLearning 2009).Related

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In his book, Brain Rules , Dr. Medina provides 12 simple rules that encapsulate what current science knows about how the human brain learns. And as I read the book, I was struck again and again that none of the 12 rules truly surprised me (though the science behind them is fascinating).

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Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

by Michael on March 7, 2011 in blended learning If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. Don’t Throw Out the Baby with the Books.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning Welcome to stop #3 of The Karl Kapp Games, Gadgets, and Gizmos Virtual World Book Tour. Ive grown up with the mentality that its cheating if I don t read a book from cover to cover. We dont have the budget for that."

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Podcast 14: Managing Nonprofit Member Education at The Land Trust Alliance

Talented Learning

We need to support land trusts that are doing great work with very limited budgets. When I started at the Alliance we created self-study books for use independently and in training. We have two dedicated people to manage IMS and help our program staff use it effectively.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination. Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Content Centric Solutions These are those courses that have the entire book of knowledge in em. Perhaps that kind of access isnt possible, given the limited budget. Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It.

The Top 10 E-Learning Challenges L&D Pros Face Every Day


Unrealistic deadlines, small budgets and other e-learning challenges can be crushed with these tips. From bland subject matter to stretching shoestring budgets, knowing as many tricks in the book as possible is necessary to get through the day in one piece and persevere.

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Beautiful data, frightening conclusions

From the Coleface

Based on the knowledge and confidence imparted by a few of the charts in the books, I thought I’d see what I could find out about underlying UK finances in the time it takes to drink a cup of tea. In the UK Budget 2014/15 central government spending was forecast to be £648b.

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Every month I read a management book. In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ). I started reading 70-20-10 boek van Jos Arets, Vivian Heijnen en Charles Jennings but this is not an easy book to take with you on the train. Training programs and workshops are often provided by colleagues. I have read this book with pleasure.

What is Design Thinking and Why Should You Care?


I’ve seen a lot of people writing lately about the need for design thinking in employee learning and development programs. Simon in his book The Sciences of the Artificial. So what does this mean for my L&D program?

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Managing Global E-learning Projects? Play Your Part Well

CommLab India

As a project manager, it is your responsibility to ensure the modules are developed on time, within the budget and of course, surpass the expectations of your client. During the project kick-off meeting, understand the business challenge that needs to be solved through the training program.

Workplace Learning Trends in 2018

Origin Learning

We have Google and IBM building programs that can help predict weather trends. Programs are beating people at games like Chess and Go, predicting top-performing stocks, and making tougher and complex jobs in the manufacturing sector easier by streamlining activities.

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A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

He is the author of seven book including a best-seller on creating effective e-learning and in has received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award in 2011. Michael Allen and I sit down and discuss the Zebra program at ASTD conference way back in 2011.


Government Initiative To Endorse eLearning In Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

The Saudi Government remains the major contributor to the development of the country’s higher education infrastructure and is continuously raising the budget to be spent on the education sector.

The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking


Let’s look at one of the best business books of all time, “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. This book has 320 pages, or about 80,000 words, which takes 6.6 How many details do you typically remember when you read a book?

On-Premise vs Cloud LMS comparison: 7 things to consider when choosing


Much of the success of any training program has to do with the resources that the company or institution makes available to its users. A Cloud LMS is a great choice if the budget is limited but the training necessities require a strong LMS software.

Writing & Grammar: Proper Use of Colons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The rule states that a colon must be preceded by a complete sentence, like this: We discussed the following topics: Budget. Programming. However, in every place I teach, I find people routinely using colons like this: We discussed: Budget. Programming. Or is this a rule we should drop from the books? by Jennie Ruby  One grammar and punctuation rule that is violated left and right is the use of a colon after an incomplete statement.

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If Not ADDIE, Then What with Michael Allen #astdtk13

Learning Visions

But we’re pressed to produce a product that changes behavior and creates organizational impact – and do it on time and budget. Extreme programming, Agile, etc. If the model you uses gives you the quality products you want on time and on budget then stick with it. Kineo. Normal.


Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from December 13, 2011: eLearning Guild Thought Leaders Webinar Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer’s book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning – now in its 3rd edition. An expert in evidence-based elearning – author of seven books! Ruth@clarktraining.com Let’s reflect back on the three editions of the book – what’s stayed the same and what’s changed?