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?