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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - summer reading for online training book

It’s almost summer time and what’s better than laying in a hammock reading a book on how to build online training? Not much, I’m sure.

I’m always asked about books to read to get better at building online training courses. Here are a few books I’ve mentioned at recent workshops and below that a list of books I’ve mentioned in previous posts.

New Online Training Book Recommendations

Here are a few books I haven’t mentioned before that I think work for those just getting started:

Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - online training book recommendations

Online Training Books: Getting Started

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Blog Posts with Online Training Book Recommendations

I’ve mentioned a few books in previous posts. They cover a broad range of topics because today’s course designer needs to understand instructional, visual, and interaction design.

Online Training Book Recommendations

Here’s a list of the books mentioned above in case you don’t want to go digging through the previous posts:

Course & Instructional Design

Working on Projects with Clients

Visual & Presentation Design

User Design


You can also finds a pretty long list of other books in the elearning community. Enjoy your summer reading!


Free E-Learning Resources

Want to learn more? Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs

Participate in the weekly e-learning challenges to sharpen your skills

Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Lots of cool e-learning examples to check out and find inspiration.

Getting Started? This e-learning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

6 responses to “Build Your Skills with These Online Training Books”

Thanks for the plug, Tom! And I like you, too 🙂

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June 14th, 2014

I find the e-learning uncovered books helpful and I second the e-learning and the science of instruction book recommendation. The latter explains the inform vs. perform purpose and reality in our work as instructional designers.

June 15th, 2014

Awesome. This online training book is really useful and advantage for us. The course books have a clearly identified set of achievement objectives which include what the learners are expected to be able to do and what to expect next.

July 2nd, 2014

Impressive, I really like this post.

July 7th, 2014

I love this post.