Recommended Reads for 2022

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Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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From the libraries of a Graphic Designer, Instructional Designer, and Administrator, comes a list of books worth reading in 2022. 

Reading more and learning new things for personal and professional development are ranked among the top 10 most common resolutions set in the new year (GoSkills). If these goals sound familiar to you, consider adding one of these recommended books to your reading list for 2022.

For Those Seeking Kaizen

 

Book cover of "Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager"

Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager

By Kory Kogon, Suzette Blakemore, and James Wood

This book talks about the importance of project management. Not only from the project perspective such as planning, scheduling and task assigning but from the human-personal level. No need to know complicated Project Management formulas, only that PEOPLE + PROCESS = SUCCESS. This is great for anyone that has had to deal with projects, managing groups of people or teaching a course. In some ways a class is something you manage and your students and IDs are part of your team of humans that you must consider as well.

Recommended By
Valentin R. Mancha
Assistant Director of Digital Communications

 

Book Cover of "Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential"

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

By Barbara Oakley

“Breakthrough obstacles to learning and discover your hidden potential,” is the perfect summary for this transformative book. 

Recommended By
Melody Buckner
Associate Vice Provost of Digital Learning Initiatives and Online Education

For the Burgeoning (or Experienced) Creatives

 

Book cover of "Graphic Design School: The Principles of Graphic Design"

Graphic Design School: The Principles of Graphic Design

By David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, and Eric Zempol

This is an introduction to the field of visual design. It starts from research practices to applied processes and execution and solutions to visual design situations for all the different types of design (analog, digital and print).

Recommended By
Valentin R. Mancha
Assistant Director of Digital Communications

 

Book cover of "UX on the Go: A Flexible Guide to User Experience Design"

UX on the Go: A Flexible Guide to User Experience Design

By Andrew Mara

This book provides instructions on how to conduct user research and rapidly design interfaces and products to be consumed in the classroom. This is a great book for those that have not been exposed fully to UX/UI before.

Recommended By
Valentin R. Mancha
Assistant Director of Digital Communications

For the Changemakers

 

Book cover of "Equity by Design: Delivering on the Power and Promise of UDL"

Equity by Design: Delivering on the Power and Promise of UDL

By Mirko Chardin and Katie R. Novak

UDL and equity - a perfect marriage.

Recommended By
Melody Buckner
Associate Vice Provost of Digital Learning Initiatives and Online Education

 

Book cover of "Street Data: A Next Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation"

Street Data: A Next Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation

By Shane Safir, Jamila Dugan, and Carrie Wilson

This book offers fresh ideas that are good for equity, pedagogy and school transformation.

Recommended By
Melody Buckner
Associate Vice Provost of Digital Learning Initiatives and Online Education

 

Book cover of "Grading Justice: Teacher-Activist Approaches to Assessment"

Grading Justice: Teacher-Activist Approaches to Assessment

Edited by Kristen C. Blinne

Grading Justice confirms the saying, “discomfort is a catalyst for growth.” Through persuasive advice and evocative case studies Grading Justice challenges the traditional modes of grading and student evaluation. A must read for anyone who wants to rethink assessment practices and build inclusive and equitable learning communities.

Recommended By
Lindsay Lutman
Instructional Designer

 

Book cover of "Peer Instruction: A User's Manual"

Peer Instruction: A User's Manual

By Eric Mazur

In the words of Los Angeles DJ Art Laboe, Peer Instruction, published in 1997, is an “oldie but goodie.” Written by a self proclaimed “converted lecturer,” the book offers a complete step-by-step guide for converting conventional lectures to a more interactive and student-centered format. If you haven’t had the chance to read it before, now is the time. 

Recommended By
Lindsay Lutman
Instructional Designer

For the Futurists

 

Book cover of "Grading Justice: Teacher-Activist Approaches to Assessment"

The Great Upheaval: Higher Education’s Past, Present, and Uncertain Future

By Arthur Levine

Levine examines higher education’s past, present and future through the lens of today’s increasingly interconnected knowledge economy.  

Recommended By
Melody Buckner
Associate Vice Provost of Digital Learning Initiatives and Online Education

 

Book cover of "The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux"

The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux

By Cathy Davidson

In her book, Davidson introduces innovators that are remaking college by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change ultimately showing how we can teach students to not only survive, but thrive amid the challenges to come.

Recommended By 
Melody Buckner
Associate Vice Provost of Digital Learning Initiatives and Online Education

Authored By:

Lindsay Lutman

Lindsay Lutman
Instructional Designer II