Reading List?

I saw another query about ‘reading list recommendations’ (e.g. as an addition to Millennials, Goldfish,  Other Training Misconceptions ;), and I thought I’d weigh in, with a different spin.  What qualifies what books should you read?  Maybe your level of expertise?  So, here is a reading list for what books should you read depending on where you are as a designer.

Note, this is a relatively personal list, and not the mainstream ID texts. It’s not Gagné, Brown & Green, Dick & Carey, or even Horton. These are books that either get you going without those, or supplement then once you are going.  And they’re ones I know, and I can’t read everything!

Beginning (e.g. the accidental instructional designer):

Cammy Bean’s The Accidental Instructional Designer.  Now, I think the fact that this book needs to exist is kind of an indictment of our field. Do we have accidental surgeons?  Not to the extent we prepare for them!  Still, it’s a reality, and Cammy’s done the field a real service in this supremely practical and  accessible book.

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