Just Got the Kindle Version of: Evidence-Informed Learning Design: Creating Training to Improve Performance

It’s Out!

And I got my Kindle version just hours ago.

It is now at the top of my reading list – once I finish Jeffrey Pfeffer’s Leadership BS.

I am a big fan of all things Performance Improvement – and it’s subset: Instruction/ Training/ Learning/ Knowledge Management – when it is what the authors call Evidence Informed – which is also known as Evidence Based – or back in the 1980s was known as Research Based.



“Brutally honest about the fallacies and myths that hinder practice, it is also refreshingly strong on contemporary research and recommendations. Read it and do it!” (Donald Clark – LearnTech Entrepreneur, Professor, Speaker & Blogger)

“If you are interested in education, teaching, training design, assessment or performance improvement in almost any setting – buy this book. You will not be disappointed.” (Richard Clark, Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Southern California, Emeritus CEO of Atlantic Training Inc. and Expert Knowledge Solutions LLC)

“A clear roadmap for finding, judging, and applying proven evidence-informed methods to transform training outcomes.” (Patti Shank, PhD, instructional design expert and author, Manage Memory for Deeper Learning)

“Opens our eyes to the truth and complexity of effective learning design. Everyone in workplace learning should read, study, and keep this book close at hand.” (Will Thalheimer, PhD, Work-Learning Research, Inc.)

“A solid foundation for making training work. A must-read for all learning professionals.” (Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer, Professor of Learning and Instruction in the School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

“A great service to learning design and a clear guide to the necessity, barriers, and core elements of evidence-informed learning.” (Clark Quinn, consultant and author of Engaging Learning, Designing mLearning, and Revolutionize Learning & Development)


Mirjam Neelen leads end-to-end learning design processes and is responsible for the strategic definition of learning experiences in her current role at Accenture. With 15 years’ industry experience, she has worked in a wide variety of learning design roles in organizations such as Google and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Paul A. Kirschner is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology at the Open University of the Netherlands and Guest Professor at Thomas More University of Applied Science in Belgium. An international speaker and researcher, he was also the President of the International Society for the Learning Sciences.

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