B.Y.O.L.: Create Amazing Multi-touch Books for iPad Using iBooks Author

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2016 - March 16, 2016

Jeff Batt

DevLearn Program Manager
The Learning Guild / Learning Dojo

Boring page turner eBooks—often created just to get content out to learners—can be taken to a new level with engaging, interactive iBooks Author books. Learners should be engaged with a review or game to help them learn content by doing, instead of just reading.

In this session, you will learn—using iBooks Author—what it takes to create beautiful, multi-touch textbooks and just about any other kind of book for iPad without being a programmer. You will discover how these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could with galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3-D objects, and mathematical expressions. You will dive deep into building interactive iBooks and walk away with some working examples you can use for your own iBooks development.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The basics of iBooks Author
  • The widgets of iBooks Author
  • How to convert Word docs to iBooks
  • How to build your own custom widgets using Adobe Edge Animate
  • How to build and share your own iBooks Author templates
  • How to publish your course to the iBooks Store
  • How to build iBooks for both iPhone and iPad

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
iBooks Author.

Participant technology requirements:
Mac OSX and iBooks Author.


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