Posted this to fellow Royal Roads learner Clint LaLonde's blog today. His question was - Building an Edtech library - What would you recommend?
My response (cos all the really good resources had already been mentioned lol)
Not directly related to edtech or online learning, these books provide more of the back story or the context that we need to be able to swim in the whitewater of new learning practices and paradigms:
Peter Senge's "The Fifth Discipline" - talks about generative learning, systems thinking and barriers to growth and learning. I think it's a must read for anyone who works in a learning environment (aka everyone)
Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler's "Connected" - all about social networks, how emotions are contagious and the impact this has had on human evolution. This is the backstory. Critical to understanding the impact of social media now.
Chris Anderson's "Free" - He authored "The Long Tail". Again, this provided context for the way the world is going. You can download the free abridged audiobook of "Free" from www.hyperionbooks.com/free