There are countless Instructional Design courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Design for How People Learn (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) (2015)
- Instructional Design-Step by Step: Nine Easy Steps for Designing Lean, Effective, and Motivational Instruction (2013)
- The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age (2014)
- Instructional Design for eLearning: Essential guide for designing successful eLearning courses (2018)
- The eLearning Designer’s Handbook: A Practical Guide to the eLearning Development Process for New eLearning Designers (2018)
- Real World Instructional Design (2018)
- Instructional Design by Smith Patricia L. Ragan Tillman J. (2004-12-07) Paperback ()
- ISD From The Ground Up: A No-Nonsense Approach to Instructional Design (2016)
- The New Art and Science of Teaching (More Than Fifty New Instructional Strategies for Academic Success) (The New Art and Science of Teaching Book Series) (2017)
- Essentials of Online Course Design (Essentials of Online Learning) (2015)
- Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th Edition) (What’s New in Ed Psych / Tests & Measurements) (2017)
- The Essentials of Instructional Design (2015)
- Rapid Instructional Design: Learning ID Fast and Right (2015)
- Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation (2016)
- The instructional design knowledge base (2010)
Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it's not in our job descriptions. Whether it's giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people.
Instructional Design-Step by Step: Nine Easy Steps for Designing Lean, Effective, and Motivational Instruction (2013)
Learn a simple, proven, step-by-step method for designing lean, eff ective, and motivational education and training from author Dr. John S. Hoff man, a thirty-year training veteran.
Don’t create boring e-learning!Cammy Bean presents a fresh, modern take on instructional design for e-learning. Filled with her personal insights and tips, The Accidental Instructional Designer covers nearly every aspect of the e-learning design process, including understanding instructional design, creating scenarios, building interactivity, designing visuals, and working with SMEs.
Instructional Design for eLearning: Essential guide for designing successful eLearning courses (2018)
This Instructional Design for ELearning handbook has been updated with the latest design principles and case studies.Fully revised with both new and updated chapters, Instructional Design for eLearning: Essential Guide for Designing Successful eLearning courses is your step-by-step, go-to reference for eLearning design and development.
The eLearning Designer’s Handbook: A Practical Guide to the eLearning Development Process for New eLearning Designers (2018)
When you’re tasked with creating your very first eLearning course, it can be hard (and even a little scary) trying to figure out where to begin. You likely have a million questions running through your head. How do you plan your project and set it up for success? How do you collect learning content from your subject matter experts? Why do you need an eLearning storyboard and how do you write one?
An ideal textbook for instructional designers in training, Real World Instructional Design emphasizes the collaborative, iterative nature of instructional design.
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Don’t leave course design to trial and error. Is trial and error a key pathway to instructional systems design (ISD)? Does success come only to experienced designers with expert instincts? Prior to the 2000 publication of ISD From the Ground Up, it certainly appeared that way to instructional designers just learning the ropes. Chuck Hodell set out to change that.
The New Art and Science of Teaching (More Than Fifty New Instructional Strategies for Academic Success) (The New Art and Science of Teaching Book Series) (2017)
This title is a greatly expanded volume of the original Art and Science of Teaching, offering a competency-based education framework for substantive change based on Dr. Robert Marzano’s 50 years of education research. While the previous model focused on teacher outcomes, the new version places focus on student learning outcomes, with research-based instructional strategies teachers can use to help students grasp the information and skills transferred through their instruction.
In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online learning and teaching.
Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th Edition) (What’s New in Ed Psych / Tests & Measurements) (2017)
For courses in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or Computer-Based Instructional Design.
The Essentials of Instructional Design, 3rd Edition introduces the essential elements of instructional design (ID) to students who are new to ID.
Rapid Instructional Design is the industry standard guide to creating effective instructional materials, providing no-nonsense practicality rather than theory-driven text. Beginning with a look at what “instructional design” really means, readers are guided step-by-step through the ADDIE model to explore techniques for analysis, design, development, intervention, and evaluation.
A timely update to a timeless model. Don Kirkpatrick’s groundbreaking Four Levels of Training Evaluation is the most widely used training evaluation model in the world. Ask any group of trainers whether they rely on the model’s four levels Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results in their practice, and you’ll get an enthusiastic affirmation. But how many variations of Kirkpatrick are in use today?
The Instructional Design Knowledge Base: Theory, Research and Practice provides ID professionals and students at all levels with a comprehensive exploration of the theories and research that serve as a foundation for current and emerging ID practice. This book offers both current and classic interpretations of theory from a range of disciplines and approaches.
Best Instructional Design Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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Moodle 4 E-Learning Course Development: The definitive guide to creating great courses in Moodle 4.0 using instructional design principles, 5th Edition
Author(s): Susan Smith Nash, William Rice
ID: 3311817, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2022, Size: 34 Mb, Format: epub
The Instructional Design Trainer’s Guide: Authentic Practices and Considerations for Mentoring ID and Ed Tech Professionals
Author(s): Jill Stefaniak, Rebecca Reese
ID: 3433711, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf
Learning Science for Instructional Designers
Author(s): Clark N. Quinn
ID: 2939556, Publisher: Association for Talent Development, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.