Create Digital Books with iBooks Author

  • TEC-987
  • 3  Credits
  • Correspondence
  • 4.97 out of 5 stars
    4.97/5.00

Digital textbooks are fast becoming a major teaching and learning medium. Apple's free (Mac only) program, iBooks Author, makes creating electronic books fun and rewarding. Select a template then use simple 'drag and drop' controls to lay out pages, import text, embed media, and create interactive elements; the process is easy and straightforward with iBooks Author. A course on such an innovative program deserves an innovative teaching approach.

In lieu of a textbook, the course is presented in iBook format, downloaded from the instructor's website. Supplementary materials are downloaded to a Mac, and instruction takes place using your iPad and Mac simultaneously. Utilizing the rich multimedia capabilities of an iBook along with the intuitive touch interface of an iPad, the course becomes an immersive learning experience. A portfolio is assembled throughout the course, culminating in a self-created iBook, submitted via Dropbox for evaluation and feedback.

MINIMUM requirements: Macintosh computer, Internet connection, iTunes account. Access to students is not required to complete the course. Instructor support is readily available by email and phone. Additional information may be found at: www.steveyoungfpu.net

NOTE: This is a Mac Only course.

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