Let me explain.
All of these posts back and forth with Cammy have dealt with instructional design in a non-academic context. We have been talking about how to do the job WITHOUT a graduate degree. So what did I do? I gave her a graduate reading list. How's that for good design?
So I decided I was going to trim the list to only FOUR things, and they couldn't be theory-laden. Rather, they had to be something a brand new designer-by-assignment could pick up and learn something that would be immediately applicable.
See the list after the jump.
My list of four things to read would include:
- The Conditions of Learning, by Robert Gagné (the beginning of ID)
- Training Complex Cognitive Skills, by Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer (the beginning of ID's future)
- First Principles of Instruction, by David Merrill (a synthesis of all theories and models)
- The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald Norman (as I said, good design is good design)
So what about you ID fans? If you could only pick FOUR things to give to someone to help them get an instructional design education, what would they be?