B.Y.O.L.: Creating an Interactive Book with iBooks Author

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mLearnCon 2014 - June 25, 2014

Nick Floro

Learning Strategist
Sealworks Interactive Studios

There’s a growing interest in creating interactive digital books for learning. The challenge is that there are several publication formats and many different vendor applications to use to build an interactive book. Knowing which format and/or tool to use, when to use it, and what’s involved in creating your content in the format provided by the vendor can seem overwhelming.

In this hands-on session participants will learn the process for building eBooks using iBooks Author. You will explore the authoring environment and discuss the processes that are involved in building an eBook. You will discuss and apply the pluses and minuses of each file format using iBooks Author. You will leave this session with an understanding of the latest tools, gain an understanding of what each format offers, and discover how you can take advantage of it in your organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • When creating a digital book makes sense
  • How to navigate the new iBooks Author development environment
  • Which format to choose for mobile delivery
  • What works best for your audience or customer base

Novice to intermediate designers, developers, or instructional designers looking to deliver content into this dynamic media format.

Technology discussed in this session:
Apple iBooks, iBooks Author,  Amazon Kindle, Android, ePub format, and mobile formats and distribution.

Participant technology requirements:
Laptop with iBooks Author (free download from Apple App Store—requires a Mac).


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