716 B.Y.O.L.: Building Interactive eBooks in Adobe InDesign

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 2

Mobile

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Many organizations are still using paper-based guides, manuals, and job aids for day-to-day operations. Planning for additional printing costs throughout the year to accommodate frequent content changes is often the norm. Reliability can also be questionable, as older documents may not all be thrown out when replaced with an updated version. Some organizations have gone almost completely paperless, yet the electronic versions of the documents are still basic text, which doesn’t make use of the full potential of a virtual format.

In this hands-on session, you will gain the skills and practice needed to create interactive eBooks. You will learn how to format a document for multiple devices, integrate various types of media, and learn about alternative free and paid tools that can be used to develop and edit interactive eBooks. You will walk through a basic workflow to convert a simple document with a few simple media types to an EPUB file format that can be later made available for download directly to mobile devices with an eReader app installed.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To convert print materials to an interactive, mobile-friendly format using Adobe InDesign
  • To improve the quality of performance support materials by adding appropriate media
  • To quickly deploy simple, effective, multiscreen mobile learning solutions in your organization
  • To create native mobile content to support users who may not have consistent access to an Internet connection

Audience:
Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Session attendees must have Adobe InDesign installed on their laptop. Should also have a mobile device with an eReader application installed (such as Adobe Digital Editions, iBooks, or Kobo).

Sarah Mercier

Managing Partner

Learning Ninjas

Sarah Mercier, the managing partner at Learning Ninjas, has over 18 years of experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, and learning solution developer. Her primary focus is strategy, design, and development in the area of innovative learning technologies. Sarah is the founder of meLearning Solutions, a mobile learning consulting firm now operating as part of Learning Ninjas. She is a national facilitator for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for the Master eLearning Instructional Designer and Mobile Learning Certificate programs and designed and facilitates both the Essentials of Mobile Learning and Essentials of Interactive eBooks programs. Sarah's work has been published in The Book of Road-Tested Activities, 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity, TD Magazine, CLO Magazine, and a variety of other training and workforce publications.

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