Books – Instructional Desgin

Here are the books I found particularly helpful in developing the training program The Heart of Instructional Design.

Ambrose, SA, Bridges, MW, DiPietro, M, Lovett, MC & Norman, MK 2010, How learning works: 7 Research-based principles for smart teaching, Kindle edn, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., San Francisco, CA. doi:6686332-5412811

Baddeley, A 2004, Your memory: A user’s guide, Carlton Books, London

Bozarth, J 2008, Better than bullet points: Creating engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint®, Kindle edn, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Branch, RM 2009, Instructional design: The ADDIE approach, Kindle edn, Springer, New York. doi:7008427-2321651

Clark, RC, Nguyen, F & Sweller, J 2006, Efficiency in learning: Evidence-based guidelines to manage cognitive load, Pfeiffer, San Franscisco, CA

Clark, RC & Mayer, RE 2008, e-Learning and the science of instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multmedia learning, 2nd (Kindle) edn, John Wiley & Sons, San Francisco, CA

Clark, RC 2010, Evidence-based training methods: A guide for training professionals, ASTD Press, Alexandria, Virginia

Coffield, F, Moseley, D, Hall, E & Ecclestone, K 2004, Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review, Learning & Skills Research Centre,, Accessed 12 January 2013

The Cross Sectoral Assessment Working Party 2011, Teacher’s Guide to Assessment, ACT Government,, Accessed 20 January 2013

Dirksen, J 2012, Design for how people learn, New Riders, Berkeley, CA

Fleming, N & Baume, D 2006, Learning styles again: VARKing up the right tree!, Educational Developments, SEDA Ltd, Issue 7.4, Nov. 2006, pp. 4–7

Hargis, G et al. (2004) Developing quality technical information, 2nd edition, Prentice-Hall. Retrieved from , DOI 8759222-4670405

Hays, RT 2006, The science of learning: A systems theory approach, Kindle edn, BrownWalker Press, Boca Raton, FL. doi:2597788-7387254

Herridge Group 2004, The use of traditional instructional systems design models for eLearning, Herridge Group, Inc. Accessed 17 January 2013 from

Holton, EF, Swanson, RA & Naquin, SS 2001, Andragogy in practice: Clarifying the andragogical model of adult learning, Performance Improvement Quarterly, 14, Issue 1, 118–143

Krätzig, GP & Arbuthnott, KD 2006, Perceptual learning style and learning proficiency: A test of the hypothesis, Journal of Educational Psychology, 98, Issue 1, 238–246

Knowles, M 1990, The adult learner: A neglected species, Fourth edn, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX

Kolb, DA 1984, Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Kosslyn, SM 2006, Graph design for the eye and mind, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Kosslyn, SM 2007, Clear and to the point, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Retrieved from

Kosslyn, SM 2011, Better PowerPoint, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Retrieved from

Markham, S 2004, Learning styles measurement: a cause for concern, Computing Education Research Group, Draft edn,, Accessed 13 January 2013

Mayer, RE 2009, Multimedia learning, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

McWade, J 2010, Before & after: How to design cool stuff, Peachpit, Berkeley, CA

Oxford University Press (OUP) 2007, Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: On Historical Principles, 6th edn (electronic version), Oxford University Press

Pashler, H, McDaniel, M, Rohrer, D & Bjork, R 2008, Learning styles: Concepts and evidence, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 9, Issue 3, 103–119,, Accessed 13 January 2012

Piskurich, GM 2006, Rapid instructional design, Kindle edn, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., San Francisco, CA. doi:4155154-6904053

Reynolds, G 2008, Presentation Zen, New Riders, Berkeley, CA. Retrieved from

Reynolds, G 2010, Presentation Zen Design, New Riders, Berkeley, CA. Retrieved from

Reynolds, G 2011, The naked presenter: Delivering powerful presentations with or without slides, New Riders, Berkeley, CA. Retrieved from

Weinschenk, SM 2011, 100 things every designer needs to know about people, Kindle edn, New Riders, Berkeley, CA

Williams, R 2008, The non-designer’s design book, 3rd (Kindle) edn, Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA