New to instructional design - seeking resources

Sep 15, 2015

Hi there,

I'm new to instructional design. 

I'm seeking some 'ID 101' resources to learn from - nothing too heavy. Just concise, clear pointers - similar to the e-learning resources on this site.

If anyone could point me in the right direction, that'd be much appreciated.


10 Replies
Vince  Vanderlaan

Here are three books I found impactful in regard to how I design courses and really understanding some basics of the field.

Design for How People Learn - Julie Dirksen

The Accidental Instructional Designer - Cammy Bean

Leaving ADDIE for SAM - Richard Sites & Angel Green


They are all pretty straight forward and focused on the application aspects.


Melanie Sobie

When I was new to instructional design there were a couple of really good books I read. There are a lot of suggestions for books on the forum here.  I also found lots of useful resources online. Kineo has a lot of good guides and Learning Solutions Magazine has a big library of in-depth articles. There are many other blogs/websites that you might find helpful.


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