This page is my reading list. A working and growing annotated bibliography of books and articles that I’ve found personally useful in the realms of education, instruction, instructional design, writing, business, marketing, instructional design, and distance education. I considered breaking the list down into different categories such as “education” “business” “design” etc. but decided against it. Instead, the list is organized as an annotated bibliography by author’s last name. Using the find feature in your browser can help you jump to any keywords in the annotated part of the bibliography to find books on specific topics. When the list grows to a large enough size I will likely break it into categories
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Amir, N., Katz, C., & Garrett, C. (2012). How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time. Writer’s Digest Books.
This is a book who’s title tells it all. The book covers the nuts and bolts of leveraging a blog to write in the open which can help provide feedback and generate interest in the book in general. This is a technique I am looking forward to trying myself.
Anderson, T. (Ed.). (2008). The Theory and Practice of Online Learning: Second Edition (2nd edition). Edmonton: UBC Press.
A collection of essays by scholars and practitioners. It is an excellent balance of the how and why of online learning. A solid resource for those interested in online or distance education.
Berg, G. (2002). Why Distance Learning?: Higher Education Administrative Practices. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Braun, L. W. (2007). Listen Up! Podcasting for Schools and Libraries. Information Today, Inc.
Bruyndonckx, D. (2012). Mastering Adobe Captivate 6. Packt Publishing.
Bull, G. L., & Bell, L. (2010). Teaching with Digital Video: Watch, Analyze, Create (1 edition). Eugene, Or: International Society for Technology in Education.
Campbell, J., & Moyers, B. (1988). The Power of Myth. (B. S. Flowers, Ed.) (1st edition). New York: Doubleday.
Cherian, M. (2009). From PLATO to Podcasts: Fifty Years of Federal Involvement in Educational Technology. Center on Education Policy.
Clark, R. E. (Ed.). (2012). Learning From Media 2nd Ed.: Arguments, Analysis, and Evidence (2 edition). Charlotte, N.C: Information Age Publishing.
Creswell, J. W. (2012). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches (3 edition). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Dewey, J. (1997). Experience And Education (Reprint edition). Free Press.
Dick, W., Carey, L., & Carey, J. O. (2008). The Systematic Design of Instruction (7 edition). Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson.
Duhigg, C. (2012). The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (1 edition). New York: Random House.
Fenn, J., & Raskino, M. (2008). Mastering the Hype Cycle: How to Choose the Right Innovation at the Right Time. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business Review Press.
Florida, R. (2012). The Rise of the Creative Class–Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition–Revised and Expanded (2 edition). New York: Basic Books.
Fraenkel, J., Wallen, N., & Hyun, H. (2011). How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education (8 edition). New York: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages.
Gladwell, M. (2007). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (1 edition). New York: Back Bay Books.
Gladwell, M. (2011). Outliers: The Story of Success (Reprint edition). New York, NY: Back Bay Books.
Glesne, C. (2010). Becoming Qualitative Researchers: An Introduction (4 edition). Boston: Pearson.
Gross, R. (1993). Independent Scholar’s Handbook: How to Turn Your Interest in Any Subject into Expertise. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press.
Heinich, R. R. Jam Sharon E. ; (2004). Instructional Technology And Media For Learning (8th edition). Upper Saddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall.
Hendron, J. G. (2008). RSS for educators: blogs, newsfeeds, podcasts, and wikis in the classroom. International Society for Technology in Education.
Januszewski, A., & Molenda, M. (Eds.). (2007). Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary (2 edition). New York, NY: Routledge.
Kaufman, J. (2014). The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast! (Reprint edition). Portfolio.
Ko, S., & Rossen, S. (2010). Teaching Online: A Practical Guide (3 edition). Routledge.
Leigh, D. (2001). Useful Educational Results( Defining, Prioritizing, Accomplishing ). Pro> Active Publications.
Maslow, A. H. (2013). A Theory of Human Motivation. Start Publishing LLC.
Mims, S. E. S. L. L. D. R. L. (1718). Instructional Technology and Media for Learning by Sharon E. Smaldino. Pearson.
Moore, M. G. (Ed.). (2007). Handbook of Distance Education: Second Edition (2 edition). Mahwah, N.J: Routledge.
Nussbaum-Beach, S., & Hall, L. R. (2011). Connected Educator, The: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (1 edition). Solution Tree Press.
Ormrod, J. E. (2011). Human Learning (6 edition). Boston: Pearson.
Robinson, K. (2011). Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (2 edition). Oxford: Capstone.
Robinson, K., & Aronica, L. (2009). The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Reprint edition). New York: Penguin Books.
Robinson, K., & Aronica, L. (2014). Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life (Reprint edition). Penguin Books.
Robinson, K., & Aronica, L. (2015). Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education. New York: Viking.
Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition (5 edition). Free Press.
Saettler, P. (2004). The Evolution of American Educational Technology (2nd edition). Englewood, Colo.: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Saldaña, J. (2011). Fundamentals of Qualitative Research. New York: Oxford University Press.
Salmon, G., & Edirisingha, P. (2008). Podcasting for learning in universities. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).
Sax, L. (2007). Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men (First Edition edition). New York: Basic Books.
Sax, L. (2010). Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls—Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Environmental Toxins (First Edition edition). New York: Basic Books.
Shamburg, C. (2009). Student-Powered Podcasting. Eugene, Or: International Society for Technology in Education.
Simonson, M. (Ed.). (2013). Distance Education: Statewide, Institutional, and International Applications. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing.
Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., & Zvacek, S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education, 6th Edition (6 edition). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.
Smith, S. S. (2001). Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries (1 edition). Chicago: American Library Association.
Thoreau, H. D. (1999). Uncommon Learning: Thoreau on Education. Boston: Mariner Books.
Visser, L. (2012). Trends and Issues in Distance Education: International Perspectives. IAP.
Watkins, B. L. (1991). Foundations of American Distance Education: A Century of Collegiate Correspondence Study. (S. J. Wright, Ed.). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Pub Co.
Watkins, B. L., & Wright, S. J. (Eds.). (1991). The Foundations of American distance education: a century of collegiate correspondence study. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.