This page will be a place for people to recommend reading materials pertaining to Instructional Design, Psychology, Education - or - just something fun to read while your feet are buried in the sand [extra points if you can tie a novel to INSDSG ;-) ].
initially people can just post book citation and a mini review but eventually we will put books into categories

Instructional Design

Dick, W., Carey, L.; Carey J.O. (2008). The systematic design of instruction . Allyn & Bacon.

Eckel, N. T. (2008) Open Source Instructional Design. IntelliDesign.

Ertmer, P.A. & Quinn, J. (2007). The ID casebook: Case studies in instructional design (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education

Gagne, R., Walter, W. W., Golas, K.M Keller, J. M. (2004) Principles of Instructional Design . Wadsworth Publishing

Hodell, C. (2006) ISD From the Ground Up (2nd Ed): A No-Nonsense Approach to Instructional Design . ASTD Press.

Leshin, C. B., Pollock, J., Reigeluth, C. M. (1992) Instructional Design Strategies and Tactics . Educational Technology Pubns

Mager, R.F. (1997). The Mager Six Pack . CEP Press.

McArdle, G. (1991). Crisp: Developing Instructional Design: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success . Crisp Learning

Morrisson, G. R., Ross, S. M., Kemp, J. E. (2006) Designing Effective Instruction . Wiley

Smith, P. L. (2004) Instructional Design . Wiley

Rothwell W. J. & Kazanas H. C. (2008) Mastering the Instructional Design Process , 4th Edition, San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer


Driscoll, M.P. (2005). Psychology of learning for instruction (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

Fine, Cordelia (2008). Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives . New York, NY: W.W. Norton

Lorayne, Harry and Lucas, Jerry. (1974) The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play Randomhouse/Ballantine Group

Instructor Led Training

Hunter, D., Thorpe, S., Brown, H., Bailey, A. (2009) The Art of Facilitation: The Essentials for Leading Great Meetings and Creating Group Synergy . Jossey-Bass

Mattiske, C. (2009) Training for Results . TPC - The Performance Company Pty Limited

Pike, R. W. (2003) Creative Training Techniques Handbook: Tips, Tactics, and How-To's for Delivering Effective Training . Human Resource Development Press

Learning Theory


Biech, Elaine (2008). The ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press

Gagne, R. M. (1985) Conditions of Learning and Theory of Instruction. Harcourt Brace College Publishers

Piskurich, G, Beckschi, P., Hall, B. (1999). The ASTD Handbook for Training Design and Delivery. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press

Reigeluth, C. M. (2009). Instructional design theories and models (Volume I): An overview of their current status . London: Taylor & Francis.

Reigeluth, C. M. (2009). Instructional design theories and models (Volume II): A new paradigm of instructional theory. London: Taylor & Francis.

Reigeluth, C. M. (2009). Instructional design theories and models (Volume III): Building a common knowledge base. London: Taylor & Francis.

Stolovich, Harold (2002). Telling ain't training. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press

van Merriënboer, J.J.G. (1997)Training Complex Cognitive Skills: A Four-Component Instructional Design Model for Technical Training . Educational Technology Pubns


Lowenthal, P. R., Thomas, D., Thai, A., Yuhnke, B. (eds) (2009). CU Online Handbook . University of Colorado - Denver

Rosen, Larry D. (2010) Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the way they learn . Palgrave McMillan

Merrill, D. M. (n.d.) The first Principles of Instruction .


Pink, D. H. (2009) Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us . Riverhead.

Sutton, Robert I., (2007) The No Asshole Rule, NY: Business Plus

Littman, J., Herschon, M. (2009) I hate people. Little, Brown and Company

Human Performance

Clark R. (2003) Building Expertise, Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement , 2nd Edition, Silver Springs, MD, international Society for Performance Improvement

Colvin-Clark, R. (2010). Evidence Based Training Methods: A guide to training Professionals . ASTD Press

Clark, R. (1999). Development Technical Training: A Structured Approach for Developing Classroom and Computer-based Instructional Materials . Pfeiffer.

Mager, R. F. (1999) What Every Manager Should Know About Training: An Insider's guide to getting your money's worth from training . CEP Press.

Pershing, J. A. (2006) Handbook of Human Performance Technology , 3rd Edition. Pfeiffer.

Assessment & Evaluation

Phillips, J. & Stone, R. (2002) How to Measure Training Results : A Practical Guide to Tracking the Six Key Indicators. McGraw-Hill

Kirkpatrick, D. L. & Kirkpatrick, J. D. (2007) Implementing the Four Levels: A Practical Guide for Effective Evaluation of Training Programs. Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Kirkpatrick, D. L. & Kirkpatrick, J. D. (2006) Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels (3rd Edition). Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Shrock, S. A. & Coscarelli, W. (2007) Criterion-referenced Test Development: Technical and Legal Guidelines for Corporate Training. Pfeiffer

Rossett A. (1987) Training Needs Assessment , Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Educational Technology Publications, 1987.

Mager, R. F. (1997). Making instruction work: A step-by-step guide to designing and developing instruction that works (2nd ed.). Atlanta, GA: The Center for Effective Performance.



Chapelle, C. (2008) Tips for Teaching CAL L. Pearson

Fenrich, P. (2005). Creating instructional multimedia solutions: Practical guidelines for the real world. Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press.

Huettner, B., Brown, K. M., James-Tanny, C. (2007) Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools. Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Lee, W. W., & Owens, D. L. (2004). Multimedia-based instructional design. San Francisco, CA: Wiley & Sons.

Mayer, R. E. (2005). The Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning. Santa Barbara, CA: Cambridge University Press.

Oxford, R. & Oxford J. (Eds) (2010). Second Language Teaching and Learning for the Net Generation . National Foreign Language Resource Center. Hawaii, HI

Siemens, G., Tittenberg, P. (2009) Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. University of Manitoba

Stanford, J. (2009). Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching . Packt Publishing.

Warlick, David (2005) Classroom Blogging: A teacher's guide to the blogosphere .


Allen, M. W. (2007) Designing Successful e-Learning, Michael Allen's Online Learning Library: Forget What You Know About Instructional Design and Do Something Interesting. Pfeiffer.

Allen, M. W. (2002) Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning . Wiley.

Bach, S. Haynes, P., Lewis Smith, J. (2006) Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education . Open University Press.

Carliner, S., Shank, P. (2008). The E-Learning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Online Learning . Pfeiffer.

Colvin-Clark, R. & Mayer, R. E. (2007) e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning . Pfeiffer.

McConnell, D. (2006). E-Learning Groups and Communities of Practice. Open University Press.

Pahl, C.(ed.) (2007). Architecture Solutions for E-learning Systems . IGI Global.

Richardson, W. (2010) Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom . Corwin Press.

Rogers, P.L. (2002). Designing Instruction for Technology-Enhanced Learning . IGI Global

Rosen, A. (2009) e-Learning 2.0: Proven Practices and Emerging Technologies to Achieve Real Results . AMACOM.

Rosenberg M. J. (2001) E- Learning, Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age , Mew York, New York, McGraw-Hill

Watkins, R. (2005) 75-eLearning activities: Making Online Learning Interactive . Pfeiffeir

Waterhouse, Shirley (2004). The Power of eLearning: The Essential Guide for Teaching in the Digital Age . Allyn & Bacon


Kapp, K. M. (2007) Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Tools and Techniques for Transferring Know-How from Boomers to Gamers . Pfeiffer

Metcalf, D. S. (2006) M-Learning: Mobile eLearning . HRD Press.

Pachler, N. & Bachmair, B. (2009) Mobile Learning: Structures, Agency, Practices . Springer.

Photography & Digital Imaging

Basser, H. (2003). Introduction to Imaging. Gerry Research Institute

Blatner, D., Fleishman, G., Roth, S., Chavez, C. (2004) Real World Scanning and Halftones. Peachpit Press.

Davies, A., Fennessy, P. (2001). Digital Imaging for Photographers. Focal Press.

Eisman, K., Palmer, W. (2006) Photoshop Restoration and Retouching. New Riders Press.

London, B., Stone, J. (2008) A Short Course in Photography. Prentice-Hall.

London, B., Stone, J. (2009) A Short Course in Digital Photography. Prentice-Hall.

Peterson, B. (2009) Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide: How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera. Amphoto Books.

Wells, L. (2009) Photography: A Critical Introduction. Routledge.

Video Production

Alessi S. M. & Trollip S. R. (2001) Multimedia for Learning, Methods and Development , 3rd Edition, Needham, MA, Allyn & Beacon

Artis, A.Q. (2007). The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production . Focal Press.

Beach, A. (2008) Real World Video Compression . Peachpit Press

Block, B. A. (2001) The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, and New Media , Butterworth-Heinemann

Braverman, B. (2006). Video Shooter: Storytelling with DV, HD, and HDV Cameras; DV Expert Series . Focal Press.

Burrows, T. D., & Wood, D. N. (1992) Television Production: Disciplines & Techniques , 5th Edition, Dubuque, IA, Wm. C. Brown Publishers

Compesi, R. J. , & Sherriffs, R. E (1997) Video Field Production and Editing , 4th Edition, Boston, MA, Allyn and Bacon

Darkin, C. (2009). The Really, Really, Really Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Creating & Editing Digital Videos Using Your Computer: For Absolute Beginners of All Ages . New Holland

Deweaver Feeherry M. & Gillespie Ciprian L. (1997) Real-World Project Management, New Approaches for Adapting to Change and Uncertainty , New York, New York, Quality Resources.

Dizazzo, R. (2003) Corporate Media Production , 2nd Edition, Saint Louis, Missouri, Butterworth-Heinemann

Dizazzo, R. (1999) Directing Corporate Video , Focal Press

Harte, L. (2005). Introduction to MPEG; MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 . Althos Publishing.

Heinich R., Molenda M., Rusell J.D., Smaldino S. E. (1999) Instructional Media and Technologies for Learning , 6th Edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Jackman, J. (2004). Lighting for Digital Video & Television, Second Edition . Focal Press

Jones, G.A. (2005) A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers , Third Edition. Focal Press.

Miller, P. (1998), Media Law for Producers , 3rd Edition. Focal Press

Hart, J. (1999), The Art of the Storyboard: Storyboarding for Film, TV, and Animation , 5th Edition, Focal Press, Boston, MA

Hausman, C. & Palombo, P. J. (1994) Modern Video Production: Tools, Techniques, Applications ., 1st Edition, New York, NY, Harper Collins

Marquardt M. J. & Kearsley G. (1999) Technology-Based Learning, Maximizing Human Performance and Corporate Success , Boca Raton, FL, St.Lucie Press

Kenworthy, C. (2005) Digital Video Production Cookbook: 100 Professional Techniques for Independent and Amateur Filmmakers . O'Reily

Levelle, T. (2008). Digital Video Secrets: What the Pros Know and the Manuals Don't Tell You . Micheal Weise Productions.

Medoff, N. J. & Tanquary, T. (1992) Portable Video: ENG and EFP , White Plains, NY, Knowledge Industry Publications

Millerson, G. (1991) Effective TV Production , Focal Press, Oxford

Millerson, G. (1992) Video Production Handbook , 2nd Edition, Boston, MA, Focal Press, Oxford

Millerson, G. (2008). Video Production Handbook, Fourth Edition . Focal Press

Musburger, R. B. & Kindem,G. A. (1997) Introduction to Media Production: From Analog to Digital , Saint Louis, MO, Science & Technology Books

Musburger, R. B. (1999) Single-Camera Video Production , 2nd Edition, Butterworth - Heinemann

Newcomb, H. & Alley, R. S. (1983) The Producer's Medium. Conversations , 1st Edition, New York, NY, Oxford University Press

Patz, D. S. (1997) Surviving Production: the Art of Production Management for Film and Television , Studio City, CA, Michael Wiese Productions

Paul, J. (2005). Digital Video Hacks: Tips & Tools for Shooting, Editing, and Sharing . O'Reily

Richardson, A. R.(1992) Corporate and Organizational Video (Mass Communications Ser.), New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Inc

Rose, J. (2008). Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, Third Edition . Focal Press

Rysinger, L. (2005) Exploring Digital Video: an Introduction . Delmar Cengage.

Watkinson, J. (2008). The Art of Digital Video, Fourth Edition . Focal Press.

Weiss, M. (2007). How Video Works, Second Edition: From Analog to High Definition . Focal Press.

Zettl, H. (1984) Television Production Handbook , Wadsworth Publishing Company

User Interface Design

Johnson, Jeff (2007), GUI Bloopers 2.0: Common User Interface Design Don'ts and Dos. San Franscisco: Morgan Kaufmann

Norman, D. A. (2002). The Design of Everyday Things . Basic Books

Stone, D., Jarrett, C., Woodroffe, M., & Minocha, S. (2005). User interface design and evaluation. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann

William, R. (2008) The Non-Designer's Design Book . Peachpit Press

Media & Visual Literacy

Bozarth, Jane (2008) Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint. Pfeiffer

Bozarth, Jane (2010) Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning. Pfeiffer

Colvin-Clark, R., Lyons, C. (2010) Graphics for Learning: Proven Guidelines for Planning, Designing, and Evaluating Visuals in Training Materials . Pfeiffer

Duarte, Nancy (2008) Slide:ology: The art and science of creating great presentations . O'Reilly

Malamed, C. (2009). Visual Language for Designers: Principles for creating graphics that people understand . Rockport Publishers.

McLuhan, Marhall (1967). The Medium is the Massage . Ginkgo Press

Reynolds, Gary (2008) Presentation Zen: Simple ideas on Presentation, Design and Delivery . New Riders Press

Sibbet, D. (2010) Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity . Wiley

Distance Education

Dooley, K.E. (2005). Advanced Methods in Distance Education: Applications and Practices for Educators, Administrators and Learners. Information Science Publishing.

Mills, R. & Tait, A. (eds.) (1999). The Convergence of Distance and Conventional Education: Patterns of Flexibility for the Individual Learner. Routledge.

Keegan, D. (2000) Distance Training: Taking Stock at a Time of Change . Routledge

Moore, M. G., & Kearsley, G. (2005). Distance education: A systems view (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.

Shank, P. & Sitze, A. (2004) Making Sense of Online Learning: A Guide for Beginners and the Truly Skeptical . Pfeiffer

Shank, P. (2007) The Online Learning Idea Book: 95 Proven Ways to Enhance Technology-Based and Blended Learning . Pfeiffer

Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., Albright, M., & Zvacek, S. (2006). Teaching and learning at a distance: Foundations of distance education (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Research Methods

Richey, R.C., & Klein, J.D. (2007). Design and development research: Methods, strategies, and issues. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.



Altier W. J. (1999) The Thinking Manager’s Toolbox ,New York, New York, Oxford University Presss

Cashman, K. (2001). Leadership from the inside out: Becoming a leader for life. Provo, UT: Executive Excellence Publishing.

Fullan, M. (2001). Leading in a culture of change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Shelton, K. & Saltsman, G. (Eds.) (2005). An administrator’s guide to online education.Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Project Management

Berkun, S. (2005). The Art of Project Management . O'Reily

England E. & Finney A. (2002) Managing Multimedia, Project Management for Web and Convergent Media, Book 1 – People and Process, 3rd Edition, Boston, MA, Addision – Wesley

England E. & Finney A. (2002) Managing Multimedia, Project Management for Web and Convergent Media, Book 2 – Technical Issues, 3rd Edition, Boston, MA, Addision – Wesley

Project Management Institute (2008) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) . PMI

Schwalbe, K. (2009). Information Technology Project Management . Course Technology.

Shackelford, B. (2002). Project managing e-learning. Washington, DC: ASTD Press.

Knowledge Management

Atwood, C. (2009) Knowledge Management Basics . ASTD Press.

Cross, J.(2006) Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance . Pfeiffer

Davenport, T. H., Prusac, L. (2000). Working Knowledge . Harvard University Press.

Frappaollo, C. (2006) Knowledge Management . Capstone.

Harvard Business Review on Knowledge Management (1998). Harvard University Press.

Rosenberg, M. J. (2005) Beyond E-Learning: Approaches and Technologies to Enhance Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Performance . Pfeiffer



Adams, Scott (1997). The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions . Collins Business


Gawande, A. (2009) The Checklist Manifesto: How to get things right . Metropolitan Books


Heath, C. & Heath, D. (2007)Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die . Random House


Spinello, R. (2002). Cyberethics: Morality and law in cyberspace. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Spinello, R. (2004). Readings in cyberethics (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.