eLearning Resources & Tools

Top 5 eLearning books for beginners

The most of you already know that I am a great fun of open source software and free e-Learning resources:

However, sometimes it worth to spend money especially if you are a beginner.

The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals. The most of them are for professionals with experience in the e-Learning field but some of them are for beginners. The following list contains my Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners.


=> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community.

=> I would very much appreciate if you share your TOP e-Learning book(s)!

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard E. Mayer. (Update 01/21/2011: suggested by B. Phillip Smith)

Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Pfeiffer; 2 edition (September 28, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0787986836

The E-Learning Handbook: Past Promises, Present Challenges by Saul Carliner and Patti Shank.

Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Pfeiffer (April 25, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0787978310

Designing Successful e-Learning, Michael Allen’s Online Learning Library: Forget What You Know About Instructional Design and Do Something Interesting by Michael Allen.

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Pfeiffer; 1 edition (May 25, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0787982997

eLearning by Design by William Horton.

Paperback: 640 pages
Publisher: Pfeiffer; 1 edition (July 28, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0787984256

Delivering E-Learning: A Complete Strategy for Design, Application and Assessment by Kenneth Fee.

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Kogan Page; 1 edition (May 28, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0749453974

by Christopher Pappas M.B.A., M.Ed.   

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