Book Recommendations

Below is a selection of books and resources I recommend for instructional designers and e-learning developers.

E-Learning and the Science of Instruction
Ruth C. Clark and Richard E. Mayer
My favourite resource! I learnt so much from reading this book. A collection of e-learning design principles based on academic research.

E-Learning by Design
William Horton
Horton introduces you to the Absorb Do Connect learning model. He also offers effective solutions to common e-learning issues.

Map It: The hands-on guide to strategic training design
Cathy Moore
A great read for wannabe performance consultants. This book introduced me to a different approach to training needs assessment – Action Mapping!

Essentials of Online Course Design
Marjorie Vai and Kristen Sosulski
A must-read for those working in education. A practical approach to online learning. Includes some really useful checklists.

The Accidental Instructional Designer
Cammy Bean
An informative and funny read for those new to instructional design or those wanting to know more. Contains lots of useful links to additional resources and information.

Design for How People Learn
Julie Dirksen
Great resource for understanding how people learn. Create learning based on how our brains actually function.

Evidence-Informed Learning Design: Creating Training to Improve Performance
by Mirjam Neelen and Paul A. Kirschner
Assess and apply practices that are informed by science. Recognise the difference between proven learning techniques, myths and fads.