Great Instructional Design & Technology Books

I regularly run across free access to great books online.

The following are a few that have caught my attention recently. I personally love books so I would recommend purchasing each of these for your own library.

Handbook of Distance EducationHandbook of Distance Education
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Image of How People Learn BookHow People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School
Bransford et al.
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Teaching in a digital age cover imageTeaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning
A.W. (Tony) Bates
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Online Distance Education Book coverOnline Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda

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Teaching and Learning at a Distance coverTeaching and Learning at a Distance

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Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that WorksUsing Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

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Visual Literacy Book CoverVisual Literacy: A way to teach and learn

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Building Online Learning CommunitiesBuilding Online Learning Communities

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know-thy-impactKnow thy impact: Visible learning in theory and practice

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