My friend and mentor Thomas Toth’s new bookÂ Technology for TrainersÂ arrived in my mailbox today. Â I already had the chance to read it and I really enjoyed it. Â Maybe I’m a little bit of a geek but I think building eLearning is fun and Thomas’ book is full of best practices for doing just that. Â Thomas also walks you through leveraging skills used for designing ILT and applying them to eLearning. Â He makes eLearning seem not so scary (because it isn’t).
I can’t tell you exactly when I met Thomas but it was at a former employer probably in 2007. Â I attended a class he was facilitating and thought to myself, “Why am I not doing this? Â He makes it look fun.” Â I think I approached him after class and that started the first of many conversations about all things geeky. Â I had left L&D for a little bit and Thomas was the catalyst that got me back to graduate school. Â I wouldn’t be an Instructional Designer if it weren’t for Thomas. Â I can’t thank him enough for his support!
I was honored when Thomas asked me to write a review of his book. Â So if you flip it over that’s my two sentence review of his book (yes, it’s a crummy photo). Â It’s good and I loved it! Â I’m sure you will too. Â (Isn’t that cool – it’s my name in print!). Â You can pick up a copy at Amazon or through ATD.
Thomas recently started blogging again and if you like the technology side of Instructional Design, it’s worth checking out – Technology for Trainers.