22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers

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A couple of month back I had shared a list of top 30 online resources for instructional designers to keep up with. That post seems to have got good circulation. 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.

  1. e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark & Richard E. Mayer
  2. Making Sense of Online Learning : A Guide for Beginners and the Truly Skepticalby Patti Shank & Amy Sitze
  3. Designing Successful e-Learning by Michael Allen
  4. Evidence-Based Training Methods by Ruth Clark
  5. Preparing Instructional Objectives : A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction by Robert F. Mager
  6. Instructional Design Strategies and Tactics by Cynthia B. Leshin, Joellyn Pollock, and Charles M. Reigeluth
  7. ISD: From the Ground Up : A No-Nonsense Approach to Instructional Design by Chuck Hodell
  8. The Art of Facilitation by Dale Hunter and Anne Bailey and Bill Taylor
  9. The Systematic Design of Instruction by Walter Dick, Lou Carey, James O. Carey
  10. Instructional Design by Tillman J. Ragan & Patricia L. Smith
  11. eLearning by Design by William Horton
  12. Graphics for Learning: Proven Guidelines for Planning, Designing, and Evaluating Visuals in Training Materials by Ruth C. Clark and Chopeta Lyons
  13. Guide to eLearning by Micheal Allen
  14. Creative Training Techniques Handbook: Tips, Tactics, and How-To’s for Delivering Effective Training by Robert Pike
  15. Made to Stick by the Heath brothers
  16. Designing Effective Instruction by Gary R. Morrison, Steven M. Ross, and Jerrold E. Kemp
  17. The Principles of Instructional Design by Gagne et al
  18. e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning by Ruth C. Clark, Richard E. Mayer
  19. Train for Results by Catherine Mattiske

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