Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Online Learning Idea Book by Patti Shank

For my May review, I thought I would look through my bookshelf and decide on a book that was relevant to the work that I am doing today.  As my project work ramps up with the company I am contracted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction by Robert Mager

Obviously I am taking my new year resolution to read all my reference books in my well-stocked library at home and write a review on each of them seriously. One of the most critical skills for an instructional developer to have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Analyzing Performance Problems or You Really Oughta Wanna, How to Figure Out Why People Aren’t Doing What They Should Be, and What To Do About It by Robert F. Mager and Peter Pipe

Long title I know but if the authors haven’t given you an idea that this book MUST be in your Instructional Design reference library than I don’t know what else I can do to alert you to this fact. Many … Continue reading

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Book Review: The New Social Learning by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham

Training often gives people solutions to problems already solved.  Collaboration addresses challenges no one has overcome before. Last week, I overheard a colleague say that she saw a post on Yammer regarding a customer service situation that occured in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Link Training to Your Bottom Line was written by Dean Spitzer and Malcolm Conway

The first line of this book announces an impending crisis in the training world that threatens it very survival.   It says, “simply stated the crisis is the failure to show that investing in training produces demonstrateable business results. Link … Continue reading

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Book Review: Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

Are you a learning and development professional who is hearing more about social media lately and quietly wondering how it will affect your role?  Are you an instructional designer who believes that social media is a passing fad and one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond e-Learning: Approaches and Technologies to Enhance Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Performance

Marc Rosenberg has written yet another book that takes e-Learning to the next level. When I initially bought the book, the concepts and models were slightly too futuristic for a majority of organisations and my clients. However, it is only … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Blended Learning Book by Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin’s book on Blended Learning: Best Practices, Proven Methodologies and Lessons Learned is one that must be in any learning and development professional library or reading list. His approach to blended learning is simplified as he provides practical examples … Continue reading

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