-The Essentials of Instructional Design (Brown & Green). Meant for undergrads
but it’s a fantastic overview and introduction to the topic.
-Instructional Design (Smith & Ragan). Advanced and a slog to get through.
Nonetheless, it’s a standard bearer and with good reason.
-The Systematic Design of Instruction (Dick & Carey). Another advanced one. But
another “essential” for good reasons.
-Understanding by Design (Wiggins and McTighe). A little tangential, and not an
easy read, but really great ideas. Changed the way I think about ID.
Someone mentioned Richard Mayer’s work – I’m not a big fan of him as some of
his conclusions about best practices have been shown to be a little… off.
(Probably the nicest way to put it). That said, the Clark & Mayer book
E-Learning and the Science of Instruction… though having a few fundamental
flaws… is still pretty good. I’d say about 60%-75% of the information is
quite good. So worth reading.
Booth, C. (2011). Reflective teaching, effective learning instructional
literacy for library educators. Chicago: American Library Association.
Brown, A., & Green, T. D. (2011). The essentials of instructional design:
Connecting fundamental principles with process and practice. Boston:
Clark, R. C., & Mayer, R. E. (2011). E-learning and the science of
instruction proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia
learning, third edition. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.
Dick, W., Carey, L., & Carey, J. O. (2009). The systematic design of
instruction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Pearson.
Dirksen, J. (2012). Design for how people learn. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
Heinich, R. (Ed.). (1996). Instructional media and technologies for
learning. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Merrill.
Larson, M. B., & Lockee, B. B. (2013). Streamlined ID: A practical guide
to instructional design.
Mayer, R. E. (2009). Multimedia learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press. (two votes for this one)
Morrison, G.R., Ross, S.M., Kalman, H.K., & Kemp, J.E. (2013). Designing
effective instruction (7th edition). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. (two
Piskurich, G. M. (2015). Rapid instructional design: Learning id fast and
right. Place of publication not identified: John Wiley. (this newest
edition due out in January)
Smith, P. L., & Ragan, T. J. (2005). Instructional design. Hoboken, NJ: J.
Wiley & Sons.
Wiggins, G. P., & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design. Alexandria,
VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. (two votes)
Michael Allen has several excellent titles regarding instructional design.
The following site offers a lot of book recommendations as well as details
on different Instructional Design models: