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  • 1. William Melton Creation of an iBook as an educational resource
  • 2. Topics ❖ Background ❖ Basic content ❖ Interactive content ❖ Things to think about ❖ Setbacks ❖ Summary
  • 3. Background ❖ 4 week ‘Personal Excellence Pathway’ at the Manchester Medical School. ❖ Lack of prior teaching on examination of the cardiovascular system. ❖ Decided to create an iBook to rectify the issue.
  • 4. Basic Content ❖ Majority of the content was explanation using text. ❖ Created using scientific papers, textbooks and common knowledge. ❖ Shadowed consultant cardiologists in the hospital to ascertain common practice and explore some of the more intricate parts of the examination. ❖ Most however was drawn from prior knowledge picked up during the first few years of education.
  • 5. Interactive Content ❖ iBooks Author ❖ FREE ❖ Intuitive and easy to use ❖ Numerous styles to fit any kind of book. ❖ Easy to import other content including movies and ‘widgets’. ❖ Only used to create iBooks, no other format supported.
  • 6. Interactive Content ❖ Glossary ❖ Useful way of including fine details which are not included in the main content of the book. ❖ Can include pictures and links to further explain and describe what is found in the main content. ❖ Links in the text in the glossary can provide a summary without pictures or can take you through to the glossary where pictures are included.
  • 7. Interactive Content ❖ iMovie ❖ Basic video editing application provided on all macs. FREE. ❖ Easy to use and creates basic but slick videos. ❖ Tip - if you’re creating a lot of video content use a low resolution. ❖ Can take up a lot of space on computer - bear in mind before beginning.
  • 8. Interactive Content ❖ iPhoto ❖ Once again… Apple product. ❖ Only used to edit photos slightly to enhance and crop the features being shown. ❖ Useful bit of free software that supported all my photo editing needs.
  • 9. Interactive Content ❖ Widgets ❖ Many websites dedicated to creating widgets. ❖ I chose bookry.com, free to use as long as you credit their widget with their logo. ❖ Could employ a slightly easier method to create widgets. ❖ More complicated widgets than mine could require more investment of both time and money.
  • 10. Things to think about ❖ Do you want your iBook to be free? - brings a whole new range of issues. ❖ Do you want your iBook to be available on androids or kindles etc.? ❖ Think about purchasing an instructional handbook - save time on trial and error. ❖ How to control the distribution of your iBook outside of the Apple store.
  • 11. Setbacks ❖ Finding and creating the interactive content - photos of clinical signs particularly. ❖ The amount of space taken up by the videos created for the iBook. ❖ Creating the cover design - required expertise in design software I did not possess. ❖ For the iBook to be used by the Manchester Medical School it had to be certified by two consultants.
  • 12. Summary ❖ Educational iBooks can be created by both students and staff in a relatively small amount of time. ❖ They require very little prior knowledge and experience. ❖ There are a number of useful free applications out there that can help make your iBook look great. ❖ Prior thought should be given to publishing and distribution of the iBooks.
  • 13. Any Questions?