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    • IBOOKS
    • EBOOKS Publications that are read on computers or mobile devices Many different readers (kindle, nook, ibook, etc.) Many formats / file types for books:  .epub – open source, most universal currently  .kf8, kf8 – Kindle compatible  .ibook
    • IBOOKS Apple’s proprietary format Can only be read on iPads, iPhones, etc. Must be sold via Apple avenues Can be distributed for free via other avenues iPads can read ePub books as well as iBooks
    • WHY IBOOKS? Easy, free authoring tool Easy integration with iTunes and iTunes U (online learning platform) iTunes is popular amongst educators Easy integration of multimedia Easy integration of simple interactivity (Could be true of other ebook formats)
    • IBOOKS AUTHOR Software needed to build an iBook Only compatible with Mac OSX - 10.7.2 + (Lion) Similar to Keynote and Pages interface Allows for custom built widgets to increase interactivity
    • POSSIBLE USES FOR DWW Create iBook on specific topics (e.g., Adolescent Literacy) Allows for re-packaging of content for new audiences and purposes New avenues for outreach and dissemination Build DWW presence on iTunes Create DWW Self-Paced Courses  Create iBooks with interactivity  Bundle with existing media  Create Syllabus
    • OTHER IDEAS Professional Development Courses Study Guides Promotional Materials Research dissemination with interactivity Others?
    • WESTED AND ITUNES U In process of finalizing WestEd as a content provider for iTunes U Will develop content for DWW in 2012 Other programs interested?