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  • 1. Building an ePub documentfor iBooks and other e-readers
    Dr. Jerry Gannod
    http://elgg.csi.muohio.edu/mlc
    Twitter: @miami_mlearning
  • 2. Remember these?
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 3. “You Will” (1993)
    Miami M-Learning Center
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  • 4. US Trends
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 5. Ownership of Internet Enabled Handheld Device Among US College Student Internet Users
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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    Source: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010.
  • 6. M-Learning
    Staying relevant while promoting learning
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 7. What is M-Learning?
    24/7 Learning
    Anytime
    Anything
    Anywhere
    M-Learning provides an experience that is:
    Personalized
    Authentic
    Situated
    Trying to meet students where they are and in a context that allows us to engage them anywhere and anytime
    Facilitate active learning
    Leverages mobile platform
    Creates new opportunities
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 8. ePub Book Sources
    Epub Books
    Epubbooks.com
    Project Gutenberg
    http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 9. Requirements
    iDevice(iOS3.2 or newer)
    Computer with iTunes
    Word Processing Software
    Pages for Mac Works Best
    Open Office with Writer to e-Pub extension
    Microsoft Office
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 10. Recommended
    Pages for Mac OSX
    $20
    Dropbox for iDevice and host computer
    Free
    Calibre if you don’t have Pages
    Free and available for all platforms
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 11. Decisions
    ePub….
    If layout isn’t a concern
    Text is most important aspect of the document
    ….or PDF?
    Want to preserve the layout of a file such as a flyer, manual, or document with multiple illustrations
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 12. Overview
    Steps:
    Create Document
    Can include images, video, and hyperlinks
    Export to epub format or pdf
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 13. Overview
    Steps (continued)
    Upload to the iDevice using iTunes by dragging file to iTunes library section
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 14. Detailed Process
    Download the ePub Best Practices document
    http://bit.ly/9bt0Pa
    Delete contents of the sample document and add your own content
    Apply paragraph styles to format content
    Add pictures, audio, video, and hyperlinks
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 15. Other Solutions
    If using Microsoft Word, can convert as follows
    Steps:
    Create Document
    Save As…
    Docx or HTM (if using Calibre)
    Convert to epub format:
    http://iiiconverter.com/
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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  • 16. Demo
    With Pages
    With Microsoft Word
    As PDF
    AS HTM
    Via iTunes
    Via Dropbox
    Miami Mobile Learning Center
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