Instructional Design


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Adult Learning

Knowles, Malcolm S., Elwood F. Holton III, and Richard A. Swanson. The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 6th ed. Burlington, MA: Elsevier, 2005.

Merriam, Sharan B., Rosemary S. Caffarella, and Lisa M. Baumgartner. Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2006.


Clark, Ruth Colvin. Developing Technical Training: A Structured Approach for Developing Classroom and Computer-Based Instructional Materials, 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2007.

Staples, Katherine and Cezar Ornatowski. Foundations for Teaching Technical Communications: Theory, Practice and Program Design. Greenwich, CT: Ablex Publishing, 1997.


Carliner, Saul. Designing e-Learning. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press, 2002.

Carliner, Saul and Patti Shank. The E-Learning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Online Learning. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2008.

Clark, Ruth Colvin and Richard E. Mayer. e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2007.

Driscoll, Margaret. Web-Based Training: Designing e-Learning Experiences, 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2002.

Driscoll, Margaret. Web-Based Training: Using Technology to Design Adult Learning Experiences. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 1998.

Driscoll, Margaret and Saul Carliner. Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies: Unlocking Instructionally Sound Online Learning. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2005.

Gery, Gloria J. Electronic Performance Support Systems. Boston, MA: Weingarten Publications, 1991.

Gery, Gloria J. Making CBT Happen: Prescriptions for Successful Implementation of Computer-Based Training in Your Organization. Boston, MA: Weingarten Publications, 1987.

Hall, Brandon. Web-Based Training Cookbook. NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

Heines, Jesse M. Screen Design Strategies for Computer-Assisted Instruction. Bedford, MA: Digital Press, 1984.

Horton, William K. Designing Web-Based Training: How to Teach Anyone Anything Anywhere Anytime. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Horton, William. e-Learning by Design. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2006.

Koper, Rob and Colin Tattersall (eds.). Learning Design: A Handbook on Modelling and Delivering Networked Education and Training. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2005.

Lee, William W. and Diana L. Owens. Multimedia-Based Instructional Design: Computer-Based Training; Web-Based Training; Distance Broadcast Training, 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2004.

Metcalf, David S. M-Learning: Mobile E-Learning. Amherst, MA: HRD Press, 2006.

Porter, Lynette. Developing an Online Curriculum: Techniques and Technologies. Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing, 2003.

Price, Robert V. Computer-Aided Instruction: A Guide for Authors. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole, 1991.


Baddely, Alan. The Psychology of Memory. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1976.

Brown, Abbie H. and Tim D. Green. The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice. Prentice Hall, 2005.

Chyung, Yonnie. Foundations of Instructional Performance Technology. Amherst, MA: HRD Press, 2008.

Cronbach, L. and R. Snow. Aptitudes and Instructional Methods. New York, NY: Irvington, 1976.

Finch, C. and J. Crunkilton. Curriculum Development in Vocational and Technical Education: Planning, Content, and Implementation. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1993.

Gagne, Robert M. et al. Principles of Instructional Design, 5th ed. Wadsworth Publishing, 2004.

Hartley, James. Designing Instructional Text, 3rd ed. London, UK: Kogan Page, 1994.

Hassell-Corbiell, Rives. Developing Training Courses: A Technical Writer’s Guide to Instructional Design and Development. Learning Edge, 2001.

Lee, Adrienne Y., Douglas J. Gillan, and Nancy Cooke. Understanding Aspects of Individual and Collaborative Skill Acquisition in Face-to-face and Distance Training Situations. Alexandria, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2007.

Mager, Robert F. Making Instruction Work. 2nd ed. Atlanta, GA: CEP Press, 1997.

Mager, Robert F. Preparing Instructional Objectives, 3rd ed. Atlanta, GA: CEP Press, 1997.

Pershing, James A. Handbook of Human Performance Technology, 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2006.

Piskurich, George M. Rapid Instructional Design: Learning ID Fast and Right, 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2006.

Reiser, Robert and John V. Dempsey. Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology, 2nd ed. Prentice Hall, 2006.

Rothstein, Andrew S., Evelyn Rothstein, and Gerald Lauber. Writing as Learning: A Content-Based Approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2007.

Rothwell, William J. and H.C. Kazanas. Mastering the Instructional Design Process: A Systematic Approach, 4th ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2008.

Smith, Patricia and Tillman J. Ragan. Instructional Design, 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons , 2004.

Smith, Robin M. Conquering the Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Online Course Design. San Francisco. CA: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Van Tiem, Darlene M., James L. Moseley, and Joan Conway Dessinger. Fundamentals of Performance Technology, 2nd ed. Silver Spring, MD: International Society for Performance Improvement, 2004.


Landis, Dan, and Rabi S. Bhagat (eds.). Handbook of Intercultural Training. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1996.

Learning Objects

Harman, Keith and Alex Koohang. Learning Objects: Standards, Metadata, Repositories, and LCMS. Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press, 2006.

Harman, Keith and Alex Koohang. Learning Objects: Applications, Implications, and Future Directions. Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press, 2006.

Koohang, Alex and Keith Harman. Learning Objects: Theory, Praxis, Issues, and Trends. Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press, 2006.

Koohang, Alex and Keith Harman. Learning Objects and Instructional Design. Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press, 2006.

Northrup, Pamela Taylor. Learning Objects for Instruction: Design and Evaluation. Santa Rosa, CA: Information Science Publishing, 2007.

Learning Organizations

Senge, Peter. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1990.

Senge, Peter. The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1994.


Gustafson, Kent L. and Robert Maribe Branch. Survey of Instructional Development Models, 4th ed. Eric Clearinghouse on Information, 2002.

Needs/Task Analysis

Barbazette, Jean. Training Needs Assessment: Methods, Tools, and Techniques. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2006.

Zepeda, Sally J. Figuring Things Out: A Trainer’s Guide to Needs and Tasks Analysis. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1982.


Bezanson, William. Performance Support Solutions: Achieving Business Goals through Enabling User Performance. Victoria, B.C., Canada: Trafford Publishing, 2006.

Watkins, Ryan. Performance by Design. Amherst, MA: HRD Press, 2007.

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