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eLearning books and resources

for the online educator

The following bibliography of resources
was inspired by and adapted from suggestions in the Linked-In discussion "Best book for beginning instructional designers" initiated by Fran Basche.

If a title seems useful to you, you are encouraged to research reviews and outlets online: Good Reads, Pfeiffer, ELearning Guild as well as authors' own Websites.

Many "delivery" options are also available including
Googlebooks, Kindle, print paperback and hardcover editions.

  • Allen, Michael. Design of E-Learning. Paperback (2007) (an annual series...)
  • Allen, Michael, Michael Allen's (2002) Guide to E-Learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Carliner, Saul, Shank, Patti (2008) The E-Learning Handbook. A. Comprehensive Guide to On­line Learning. Pfeiffer hardcover eBook
  • Carliner, Saul, Shank, Patti (2008) The E-Learning Handbook: Past Promises, Present Challenges Pfeiffer hardcover
  • Clark, Ruth Colvin,Mayer, Richard E. (2007). e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning. Hardcover (2002) and Kindle (2007)
  • Clark, Ruth C. Clark, Lyons, Chopeta (2010) Graphics for Learning: Proven Guidelines for Planning, Designing, and Evaluating Visuals in Training Materials Pfeiffer Essential Resources for Training and HR Professionals, hardcover Kindle, paperback
  • Dick, Walter. Carey, Lou. Carey, James O. (2008) Systematic Design of Instruction, The, Allyn & Bacon, book
  • Fee, Kenneth (2009) Delivering E-Learning: A Complete Strategy for Design, Application and Assessment, Kogan Page hardcover
  • Hodell, Chuck. (2000) ISD: From the Ground Up A No-Nonsense Approach to Instructional Design " American Society for Training & Development, paperback and Kindle
  • Horton, William (2006) E-Learning by Design John Wiley and Sons, Inc paperback
  • Hunter, Dale, Bailey, Anne, Taylor, Bill (1995) The art of facilitation: How to create group synergy, paperback
  • Leshin, Cynthia B. Pollock, Joellyn. Reigeluth, Charles M. (1992) Instructional design strategies and tactics, Educational Technology, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
  • Mager, R.F. (1984). Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction. Belmont, CA: David S. Lake.
  • Shank, Patti, Sitze, Amy (2004) Making Sense of Online Learning: A Guide for Beginners and the Truly Skeptical. paperback
  • Shank, Patti, (2007) The Online Learning Idea Book: 95 Proven Ways to Enhance Technology-Based and Blended Learning. Paperback
  • Smith, Patricia L. (2004), Instructional Design.Wiley/Jossey-Bass Education. paperback
  • Williams, Robin P. (2003) The Non-Designer's Design Book. Peachpit Press.paperback


Curricular guides and resources:

Using feedback in the classroom | Teaching critical thinking | Bloom's taxonomy |
Teaching with questioning | Preparing guided notes |
A curricular idea! | Curricular resources and guides |
Learning Exercises & Games | Exploring learning styles |
Constructing true/false tests | Constructing multiple choice tests |
Constructing essay exams | Cross language resources including digital translators |
Online Learning/eLearning books and resources for teachers