The Purpose Effect – Book Review & Interview With Dan Pontefract

Learnnovators

We, at Learnnovators, are privileged to review Dan Pontefract ‘s second book, “ The Purpose Effect ” that is scheduled to release on May 10, 2016. Below is our review of the book and an insightful interview with Dan… THE PURPOSE EFFECT – REVIEW. In his book, The Purpose Effect , Dan Pontefract brilliantly distils the malady that pervades many corporations today. What inspired you to write this book?

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. The book starts with several chapters of background and research, including how evaluation results should correspond to the “four pillars of training effectiveness.”

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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. In the spirit of community, I wanted offer some (unsolicited) advice based on my writing (and assembling) of seven non-fiction books. Also, not all of my books have been successful but…my Gamification book has sold over 10,000 copies.

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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. This book teaches many of the same foundational principles as other design books (including Connie’s first book, Visual Language for Designers ), but the examples and applications are all geared towards learning. I tend to buy physical books for my reference texts (as this book will be).

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 Lynda.com 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.

Book Review: Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions

Experiencing eLearning

Clark Quinn’s book Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitions lines up a bunch of learning myths and then knocks them down, one by one. The book is divided into three main sections, plus some intro on the science of learning and a conclusion. Believing these myths can reduce how effective training is and waste time and resources. At the end of the book, Clark provides quick guides like the one below.

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.

THE PURPOSE EFFECT – BOOK REVIEW & INTERVIEW WITH DAN PONTEFRACT

Learnnovators

The post THE PURPOSE EFFECTBOOK REVIEW & INTERVIEW WITH DAN PONTEFRACT appeared first on Learnnovators. Interviews crystal balling Crystal Balling with Learnnovators Dan Pontefract Goodhart’s Law Learnnovators Organizational Culture Peter Drucker The Purpose Effect

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).

Top 20 Books for Learning & Development Professionals

Your Training Edge

Books can be a good alternative. Most likely, you have heard that if you read 500 books about your professional activities, you will become the number one expert. Here you will find 20 perfect books for L&D professionals to improve your knowledge and boost productivity.

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)!

e-Book: Digital Learning Maturity in Your Organization

Learning Wire

By evaluating the Digital Learning Maturity of your organization, you can pinpoint the level of effectiveness of your current learning offer and its impact on business performance. Included in this e-Book: The founding principles of maturity models. e-Book

Announcing the Brain Matters Coloring Book

Learningtogo

I’m so excited about my new book, The Brain Matters Coloring Book ! This entailed filling in the black and white illustrations in the book with any colors you wanted. You may already own a coloring book. You’ve almost certainly noticed these “adult” coloring books in the store or online. In fact, the New York Times recently recognized a growing trend for coloring books to appear on their bestseller list. Get the book and explore for yourself!

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Using Your E-book to Create an Online Course

LearnDash

If you have created an e-book then you are well on your way to an online course (and more profit)! Do you have an e-book? Most people feel satisfied if they have an e-book that is selling well and leave it at that, ultimately missing out on an opportunity to grow their business even more. The next logical step involves converting your e-book into an online course. You first need to take the information in your e-book and organize it into lessons.

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Book Review: Design for How People Learn

Experiencing eLearning

Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is a great book for instructional designers because it actually is written using the principles taught. Some instructional design books use a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of approach: they talk about chunking content into manageable amounts, using effective visuals, and motivating learners, but they are filled with long, unbroken blocks of dry text.

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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.

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

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

This is a compilation and update of my book list and book review posts. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The book includes practical tips on working with SMEs and avoiding interactivity and multimedia for the sake of being flashy. Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner is a perfect book for people just getting started in the field. Read my full review about this practical book.

Allego Co-Founders’ Book Shares New Approach to Virtual Selling

Allego

Lee and Magnacca partnered with Tony Jeary , leading results strategist, executive coach and subject matter expert who has advised over 1,000 clients and published more than 60 books, to provide relevant strategies and advice for sales professionals.

Digitization of Books – Reasons And Benefits of Going Online

Kitaboo

Therefore, as an educational institution, the only plausible way for you to bridge this gap and yet stay competitive is to – digitize your books. What is Book Digitization? Reasons Why Educational Institutions Must Digitize Their Books. Cost-Effective .

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. As a trainer interested in game design, you know that games are more effective than lectures. This book bridges the gap between instructional design and game design; it’s written to grow your game literacy and strengthen crucial game design skills. Kapp gets practical in this book, too.

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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. After completing it, I can say with conviction that it is a book all recruiters, HR and L&D personnel, leaders and managers ought to read. The subtitle of the book is: An Essential Guide to Picking the Right Team. However, the book per se is much more than that. book_review HR L&D

6 Design Tips for Building Effective Learning Games

LearnDash

We all know that gamification is an effective, enjoyable, engaging learning tool. Looking back, it’s a perfect example of effective gamification in e-learning. Reading a book—enjoyable as it might be—is not a game.

Book Review: Design Thinking for Training and Development

Mike Taylor

If you’re only vaguely familiar, or you’ve been wanting to dive in and learn more about how it can benefit the work that you do, “ Design Thinking for Training & Development ” by Sharon Boller and Laura Fletcher is the book for you. Book Review Design Thinking

A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. It turns out the book is nonfiction business book about applying Lean and Agile principles to the development of learning-related projects. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about?

Mobile Learning: Book Review

Kapp Notes

Recently, I was sent a copy of Gary Woodill’s latest book, The Mobile Learning Edge. Here is a short review: Gary Woodill, describes how mobile devices can provide effective learning in a variety of formats including location-based information, just-in-time training and the ability to provide on-demand documentation such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) when and where the employee needs the information. He also provides seven principles for effective mobile learning.

Seven musts for creating effective elearning

Challenge to Learn

This article contains seven tips that will help you to create more engaging and effective eLearning modules. The problem is that you will get content heavy “PowerPoint like” courses that are not engaging or effective. It is one of the most difficult things to do, but it is also one of the most effective. Books have been written about storytelling, but here are a few tips. e-Learning elearning Seven tips for eLearning newbies Tips for effective eLearning

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.

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Three: hectic

Kapp Notes

We did, however, have an innovative post Mark Copeman at Being Smarter who created a mash up of Skype and his video program for an interesting discussion about the book tour itself. Take a few moments to view the video at A Blog Book Tour, Thinking Outside the Box. Day Thirteen: Tom Haskins at his blog Growing, Changing, Learning, Creating focused his blog entry on the structure of the book. Her entry Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d.

Book review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM: will agile eLearning development become mainstream?

Challenge to Learn

I have read the book from Michael Allen ( and Richard Sites) with a lot of interest and it is a book that I can recommend to read, it does explain the why and the how of the approach and it contains a lot of practical stuff like examples and check list that will help you get started. The book starts with why we need a new approach. The book contains a huge amount of examples, checklists and even a complete project plan. PDF e-book edition ISBN: 978-1-60728-675-2.

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Learning in 3D Blog Book Tour: Success

Kapp Notes

By all accounts, the Learning in 3D Blog Book Tour was a resounding success. Books were sold, buzz was created, consulting and speaking engagements obtained and the collective conscious of the learning community was raised in the area of 3D virtual worlds for learning. Here are some highlights, look for a Blog Book Tour Lesson's Learned posting in the near future. Several times the book was ranked #1 in different Amazon categories. 660 books sold during tour.

9 Essential Components of Effective Teams

Your Training Edge

Every team of effective professionals will not work just for the money. Besides a strong sense of purpose, an effective team will have a roadmap to success. 5. Effective Communication. Every team member needs to be able to communicate effectively with the other members. However, effective communication doesn’t refer only to the channels of communication. He really loves playing the piano and collecting unique books.

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5 More Great Books for Your Learning & Development Bookshelf

Mike Taylor

In case you missed it, Connie Malamed and JD Dillon both recently recommended 5 good books for Learning & Development pros. Five New L&D Books To Check Out by Connie Malamed ( @elearningcoach ). Since Connie and JD got me thinking about it, I thought I’d share five books that have been helpful for me. Mager and Pipe do this from a holistic perspective focused on finding the true problem and then looking for the most effective and efficient solution.

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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.

Adobe RoboHelp 2015: New Book Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  You will learn to enhance your content with graphics, dynamic effects (DHTML), and multimedia (eLearning content created using Adobe Captivate). Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials.   We are proud to announce that our "Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials" workbook is now shipping.

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22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers

Upside Learning

Recently I came across this discussion on LinkedIn – best book for beginning instructional designers. The discussion has thrown up a great list of books for instructional designers worth sharing with our readers too. The Online Learning Idea Book: 95 Proven Ways to Enhance Technology-Based and Blended Learning edited by Patti Shank. Preparing Instructional Objectives : A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction by Robert F.

Book Review: Design for How People Learn

Experiencing eLearning

Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is a great book for instructional designers because it actually is written using the principles taught. Some instructional design books use a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of approach: they talk about chunking content into manageable amounts, using effective visuals, and motivating learners, but they are filled with long, unbroken blocks of dry text.

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