June 10 – 12 Austin, Texas

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

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, June 12

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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:

  • How to create an iBooks book for delivery
  • When to choose the iBooks format for delivering content
  • Challenges and solutions to common issues on your first project
  • How to plan and prepare your content for delivery

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
iBooks Author; creating interactive Books; MP4 video format for video and animation delivery; preparing assets; and delivering assets via web, email, or the Apple Store.

Participant technology requirements:
Mac Laptop and iBooks Author (Free).

Nick Floro

Learning Strategist

Sealworks Interactive Studios

Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2-12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.

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