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.

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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?

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 books.

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 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

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. Each chapter is relatively short and filled with examples (as a visual design book should be).

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.

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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. The subtitle of the book is: An Essential Guide to Picking the Right Team. book_review HR L&D

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.

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.

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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

Play to Learn! (Book Tour Stop)

Learning Visions

In fact, one of my favorite ID-books back in 2007 was Karl Kapp's "Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning." So, if gaming is on your dance card these days and you're looking for some tips on how to get started and what to do, be sure to add this book to your required reading list!

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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. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about?

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.

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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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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.

Join the Club … the Book Club, That Is

CLO Magazine

As professional development programs focus more on giving learners exactly what they need to know in the shortest amount of time, it may come as a surprise that traditional books, the kind with a few hundred pages, are welcomed by employees as part of their professional development.

Michael Allen's new eLearning Books

eFront

Michael told me about two new eLearning books that he was writing at the moment. Recently Michael told me that he just published his two news books. What I really like about Michael is that he offers free chapters from these books.

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. Julie says , “I recently heard the advice for authors that you should write the book you want to read but can’t find.

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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.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

The Mobile Effect. This is why I’m a big fan of Luke Wroblewski’s book entitled Mobile First. I have read this book several times and I highly recommend you do too, especially as you think about your own mobile and mobile learning strategy moving forward.

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How To Watch And Learn Effectively?

Origin Learning

Cryptic text-book approach to focused, tracked, and immersive way of learning. The post How To Watch And Learn Effectively? General Video Learning Effective learning learning methods methods of learning video learningLearning has no boundaries.

Implementing Gaming System to Reach Effective Corporate Learning

Your Training Edge

Gamified learning is one of the most effective methods of learning that have cropped up in the digital age. There are also many reasons why companies put in place gaming systems to help their employees reach effective corporate learning.

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Book Review: Curate This! by Steve Rosenbaum

David Kelly

While there are a number of great sources that can be used to learn about curation ( some of which I’ve curated here ), one of the first books I read that really got me excited about the concept was Curation Nation by Steve Rosenbaum. That’s where this book comes in.

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.

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 ). This book is a logical next step from Mager’s.

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Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training Methods

Learning Visions

I’ve been trying to read a lot lately – books, not just blogs. And I do find that the age-old book report is a great way to synthesize and encode all those juicy learning nuggets. I presented a webinar today and found myself quoting liberally from this book.

How Effective is Tin Can API in Measuring Learning Effectiveness of Technology-aided Learning?

G-Cube

Along with newer ways of disseminating training, learning leaders are also keen on finding ways and means of measuring training effectiveness. Reports, e-books or videos can be made trackable as soon they are made available to the general public.

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.

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

The Learning Dispatch

They don’t have to mean sacrificing creativity, engagement, or effectiveness. An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Budget limits. Deadlines.

One More Book – Visual Design Solutions

Usable Learning

Hey folks, I’ve got another book to share. Even if you are fortunate enough to work with a graphic designer, having a good visual sense allows you to communicate design needs much more effectively.

6 eLearning and Online Training Books You Should Read

Mindflash

For anyone who wants to be as great as they can be in a chosen field, reading books on the subject is critical to one’s development. Whenever I see a blog or article listing important books, I read the article. And more often than not, I read one or more of the books from the list.

Top 10 learning theory books

Sponge UK

These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities. This popular book features examples and case studies from many industries and education. Review : “If I had to recommend just one book it would be Make It Stick by Brown, Roediger and McDaniel.” –.

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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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.

3 Keys to Creating Effective Training

The Learning Dispatch

In that commentary, I suggested that you choose a method that would be effective. This month, we take a quick look at what “effective” means, and one approach to creating training that gets the job done. . To Develop Effective Training, Start at the Beginning.

The Top 7 E-books of 2016 on Instructional Design

CommLab India

This blog will give a brief overview of the top 7 e-books on instructional design released in 2016. The latest edition of this e-book contains both basic and advanced information to help instructional designers. This e-book will tell you how you can get it right.