Sounds great, but is it really to good to be true? Yesterday I stumbled on Chrysty’s Tucker article, from 2015 on how to get basic Instructional Design (ID) skills recommending about 12+ books. Though I strongly believe that ID requires some good training, her book recommendation is an excellent start for a teacher who wants to start with instructional design, without paying tuition. Come to think of it, if I had this information available back in 2003 when I started my MA in e-learning and career in instructional design, I might have chosen my training more wisely. It would have probably saved my time, money and frustration, but hey, it’s never too late. Come to think of it, instructional design hasn’t changed much: ok, some of us switched from ADDIE to SAM or Rapid Prototyping, but hey, all models have an analysis phase, a design, a development, an implementation and evaluation phase… on some models they’re overlapping but the theoretical framework is almost the same, more or less.
My favorites in this list:
Literaly ALL Pallof and Pratt’s books so far, I’m just missing the last one, which is too expensive as of this writing. Michael Allen’s books but I’m missing the “Leaving ADDIE for SAM” for the same reason.
My wish list:
“The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” by Karl Kapp
“The Accidental Instructional Designer” by Cammy Bean.
Time for second hand shopping in Amazon…