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.

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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.

Free e-Learning books


> 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.

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.


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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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?

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.

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.

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?

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset. Jon really wanted to rethink that when he was at Discover and put in place a pretty impressive program to do that. We talked about the tuition assistance program.

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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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

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.

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: 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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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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Scale Your L&D Organization in the Moment of Need with Managed Learning Services

InfoPro Learning

Previously, people used to get their course materials, in the form of books or notes, in the training class. Corporate learning departments are being tasked with knowing more and doing even more, often within tight budgets. Budget constraints: Outsourcing expert L&D staff can be more economical than training the existing staff to become efficient trainers. Once the training program is completed, the team is no longer an expense for the organization.

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.

Why You Need to Invest More on Product Knowledge Training

InfoPro Learning

An entire book could be written on whether this money should be spent on leadership , customer support , onboarding , etc., I’ve got too much money and not enough places to spend it! Chances are, if you are reading this article, these words have never come out of your mouth.

9 Travel Tips: How to be a Good Global Traveler

Your Training Edge

For example, the lion’s share of your budget needs to go to traveling, your wardrobe needs to be filled with travel-friendly clothes, your energy needs to be focused on finding traveling destinations, and your life partner needs to be a travel enthusiast.

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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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Digital eBook Library- How Can Institutions & Publishers Benefit


Colleges and universities have huge libraries stacked with books. But let’s be practical here, how often are students excited at the prospect of going to the library to search for a book? In an ebook library everything is digital- right from the books to record management.

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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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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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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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]. Programming Skills.

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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.

10 Training Resources You Can’t Miss in Our Virtual Training Leader’s Summer Kit


Whether you’re the head of training and education, a chief learning officer or even a new training manager, you know just how important and valuable innovative training programs are for your company. Make (training program) waves by following, reading and listening to.

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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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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 10, 2020

Mike Taylor

Another thing everyone should be excited about is the fact that the voting for Jane Hart’s annual Top Tools program is now officially open. 7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget. 7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget.

The 5As model to deliver results with busy learners


They spend a few hours in school every day, go to an afterschool program or come back home and do homework. The 5As model that Kimberly Devin explains in her book “Same Training, Half the Time: Delivering Results for Busy Learners” might be a useful tool in dealing with busy learners.

Why Virtual Reality (VR) is the Best Training Tool for Your Company in 2020


Learning and development (L&D) professionals have struggled a long time in creating organisational training programs for the workforce that is not only engaging, but conveys the key learning points clearly.

Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

Our field is always excited about the new or shiny object, emerging technology or hot leadership theory book. Learners and learning professionals are often overwhelmed by the continual addition of new programs, technologies and resources.