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. Instructional Design and Learning Design. Visual Design. Connie Malamed just published a new book, Visual Design Solutions.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields.

5 Brain-Based Approaches to Increase Retention


The success or failure of your learning design depends on what happens in the minutes, days, and weeks after the learning experience is completed. […]. Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:00pm EDT The moment they complete a course, each learner faces a crucial point of divergence.

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Applying Brain Research


In the 1990s, scientists began using Functional MRIs (fMRIs) to see how the brain functions. A fMRI is different than a normal MRI that looks at the structure of the brain. Check out John Medina’s website on brain rules. ” Brain Rules by John Medina.

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Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover

Speaker: Margie Meacham

Brain Matters Featured in New Video


He’s given me this beautiful gift – a video he made to recommend my book, Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience, to his massive audience online. I recently met David Webb, a noted psychology expert.

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Learning and the Brain

eLearning Brothers

Or are we all just using different terms to promote the need for aligning how our organizations work with how our brains work? However, that doesn’t mean we as instructional designers should ignore organizational psychology.

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40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields.

Free eBook: eLearning Design And The 'Right' Brain

eLearning Industry

This eBook helps you explore the interactive elements in eLearning, specifically the ones that will appeal to the right brain and help create memorable, sticky learning experiences. eLearning Design and Development Brain Facts eLearning Design Free eLearning eBooks Instructional Design

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Brain Rules for Classes


Brain Brain Rules Education elearning instructional design John Medina Learning brain rules presentationsOne of the biggest reasons people like learning online, especially late at night, is that it's a great way to get to sleep. Just joking.

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Agile Microlearning Explained

retention, including: › Gamification of learning › Deep encoding › Instructional scaffolding › The spacing effect › Adaptive training › The testing effect › The interleaving effect › Applied forgetting › Formative feedback These learning theories, combined with big data analysis and machine learning.

How does the brain learn?

Adobe Captivate

How does the brain learn? As instructional designers, we all know how people learn, but do you know the science behind it? How can we use what we know about science to help us engage the brain and improve learning? The post How does the brain learn?

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Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Created in the military during World War II, the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model has dominated curriculum design for the last 40 years. Meier says there needs to be a new approach to instructional design that replaces the outdated ISD.

Break Out the Crayons – Your Brain Needs to Color!


They get to express themselves artistically, which can help improve self-confidence and stimulates multiple parts of the brain. Your brain waves change from beta waves , which are highly focused on a decision and/or task, to alpha waves, which are associated with feelings of relaxation.

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Always Said The Brain Rules!


I always knew that it’s all in my head, that my brain ruled and not my heart. It’s taken years of work in the Neurosciences to get to the point where they are realizing that they hardly know anything at all about the way the brain really works. John Medina, author of Brain Rules, is [.]. Brain Brain Rules Education instructional design John Medina Learning

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Whole Brain Learning To Enhance Your Learning Experiences

eLearning Industry

Whole brain learning is a methodology to combine left brain fact-based paradigms with right brain abstract visual cues to make learning holistic. In this article, I will be sharing some ideas on how to implement whole brain learning in your courses. Instructional Design Brain Facts Instructional Design Tips Instructional Designers Learners Engagement

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Podcast: Margie Meacham Talks Brain-Based Learning, AI, Chatbots and More on #TLDCast (Jan 24, 2018)


Podcasts AI artificial intelligence brain instructional design Learning machine learning neuroscience scienceEvery weekday like-minded learning professionals join a live chat on current trends, research, challenges and best practice.

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4 Lessons from Digital Learning – How Digital Learning is Transforming Our World and Rewiring our Brains


Just the thought of enjoying my morning coffee was already sending dopamine to my brain’s reward center. The same brain that can be such a remarkable, proactive learning machine can become lazy and passive – particularly if passivity and conformity are rewarded generation after generation.

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Your Brain Needs a Vacation


Your brain uses these new sensations to build new neural pathways, and the break from routine stimulates higher, more creative thought while it reduces stress. Here are some books you can get right from the ATD store: The Brain-Friendly Workplace by Erika Garms.

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NEW Essentials of Brain-Based Learning (Live online Jan. 10-24)


If you could understand what was happening in the brains of your target audience, would you be a more effective trainer, designer, consultant, or leader? Thanks to recent advances in neuroscience, learning and talent development professionals now have an opportunity to alter their approaches to change management, leadership development, training, and instructional design.

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Give the Gift of Brain Health and Learning


I just finished another session of my brain-aware instructional design workshop and I came to a big realization. As learning professionals, we all see information on the science of learning almost every day and we’re becoming better and better at incorporating this information into our instructional design and training delivery practices.

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Strain the Brain for Better Results

Dashe & Thomson

Instructional Designers often strive to develop training material that is concise and easily digested by the target learners. Learning Style Theory Cognitive Strain CRT elearning instructional design Learning Theory

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We Think – Therefore We Learn. Why Psychology is Still Relevant in the Age of Neuroscience


Nearly everything we thought we knew about the human brain changed when we started putting live subjects into functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines (MRIs) about 15 years ago.

What is Instructional Design? Our Guide to Everything you Need to Know

Growth Engineering

Instructional design is the art of creating engaging training experiences. When producing training content you can cross your fingers and hope that your learners will come away with the right information, or you can put your instructional design hat on and make it happen!

Here’s What People are Saying About My Brain-Based Learning Workshop with ATD


I’ve been privileged to work with the ATD to design and deliver my live virtual workshop series, Essentials of Brain-Based Learning for several years now. Thanks Margie for giving me the tools to enhance the design of my courses.”.

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


To curb learners from being distracted, elearning needs to be designed to grasp the learner’s attention. Candy Crush is calling our name… In John Medina’s book, Brain Rules , we learn how the brain works. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask.

The Main Responsibility of Every Instructional Designer

InSync Training

Their brains must process a metaphorical mountain of information. Virtually There Instructional DesignVirtually There session recap. Our learners have a lot going on. Work, media, and the responsibilities of day-to-day life bombard them with data.

Is Your Instructional Design Strategy Right For Your eLearning Project?


Implementing instruction and collaborating with Subject Matters Experts aside, the early stages of planning and designing an effective learning experience are influenced greatly by the Instructional Design strategy employed. What Instructional Design model is to be used?

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

So let’s dig into the report because it’s not quite a death spiral and the need for good instructional design is bigger than ever. Instruction is delivered in one of three methods. Instructional Design Skills Still Needed. Death of Self-Pace eLearning.

The Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design


The digital revolution has brought with it a wide array of tools and apps for instructional designers to employ in order to make learning interventions more engaging and relevant. Application for instructional design. Instructional Designers

3 Brain science insights about adult learning


Not so long ago people believed that we only use around 10% of our brain capacity and that once a neuron dies, the brain loses it forever. And neuroscience placed the 10% usage of the brain right next to the other erroneous beliefs.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Metaphors of Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I like the analogy Michele Martin uses: instructional design as cooking. Which is critical in both cooking and instructional design. Instructional Strategies?

Cognitive Load Theory: The Key to Smarter Instructional Design

Origin Learning

While solving problems or trying to ‘learn’ new information, the brain copes up in certain ways, which have been studied and theorized by Sweller. This is the load which is inherently a part of learning, because learning by default places some form of load on the brain.

SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

As an alternative to receiving a lot of raw content from the SME, Cathy Moore suggests asking the SME to give you “an informal brain dump, or an interview, or any other format that they won’t put so much work into.”. Pam Kelly Instructional Design Director at Digitec Interactive.

Upcoming Event: Essentials of Brain-Based Learning (Live online: Feb 8-22, 2018 & more)


I’m proud to be the designer and instructor for ATD National’s Online Essentials of Brain-Based Learning course. If you could understand what was happening in the brains of your target audience, would you be a more effective trainer, designer, consultant, or leader?

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