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Here are my top recommended e-learning books for those who already have a solid foundation in how to design training. If you don't, click here for a couple of instructional design suggestions.
This book by Horton gives you another excellent way to look at your e-learning courses. There is a lot of meat here but all written so you can apply it.
This is a condensation of most of the other major books on e- learning boiled down to a simple step-by-step applied approach.
This is one of the best books I have read about learning. It includes a couple of great chapters on motivation.
Lots of good ideas backed by research, not just opinion. Take your time reading it as it is heavy but very good.
These books get you started on Lectora and then ramp up your skills to be come a true professional and expert using it.
Here are some good books I have found to help you design simulations (scenario-based) e-learning courses. I wish I could say they easy to read. They weren't for me but they were the only ones I could find that contained any helpful stuff.
This is a good one for learning more about how the military learned to build story lines for its simulations.
This one sounds like a good book on activities but it is not. It is more aimed at real simulations (airplane cockpit). It does have some good pointers on creating interactive scenarios. It helps you see things from a different perspective.
Contains some good overall information and a couple of good chapters on game- based learning for adults.
These books have some good information about how to go about designing web pages (course pages) - the look and feel. If you are new at designing web media, then these are excellent places to start. Also a classic where I learned so much at when I first started and then a couple on the whole e-learning process and managing it.
This is your best value overall. I have gone back to my set over and over again. Sometimes I wish I had a new set but I just can't let go of the ones that are my friends.
Next is the ASTD handbook. You may prefer other resources but the edition I bought 20 years ago I still use today. In fact, I probably should get the new version.
This is a new addition to the field. It is more general than just e-learning BUT most of it can be applied to e-learning. I highly recommend it to new and experienced trainers.