iBooks Author for Advanced Users and Projects

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iBooks Author for Advanced Users and Projects

  1. 1. Download the Learning Studio’s Year One Report: acu.edu/lsreport
  2. 2. iBooks Author for Advanced Users and Projects AT&T Learning Studio atAbilene Christian University
  3. 3. Kyle DicksonDirector, AT&T Learning Studio
  4. 4. Matt Bardwell Nathan Driskell Media Production Specialists
  5. 5. http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/02/what-if-ios-looked-like-the-original-mac-os/
  6. 6. POLLTo help us date this group, list any ofthese early publishing or interactiveapplications you remember using:A. Aldus PageMaker (before Adobe)B. Aldus FreeHand (before Macromedia)C. HyperCardD. WordPerfect (MS-DOS)E. Other . . . (Type in chat)
  7. 7. POLLHave you downloaded and reviewedthe Learning Studio’s Year OneReport?A. Yes, the iBook versionB. Yes, the PDF “Lite” versionC. No, not yet
  8. 8. iBooks Author: Initial AssessmentSTRENGTHS• The price was right• Every teacher a content creator• Significant leap beyond PDF• Confidence in future of platform
  9. 9. iBooks Author: Initial AssessmentCONCERNS• iPad-only audience• Requires a Mac to author• First iteration of the software• Filesize too large?
  10. 10. 2.77 GB
  11. 11. POLLFrom your own initial look at iBooksAuthor, what would you identify assignificant pros and cons educatorsshould weigh carefully?Post individual items to Chat, beginningeach with “PRO:” or “CON:”
  12. 12. Developing a Design Plan• Book vs. Magazine style?• Identify strong existing content• Timeline for new content production
  13. 13. Developing a Design Plan• Basic orientation & template choices• Evaluating widget options• Internal vs. Embedded Media?
  14. 14. iBooks Authorin a workflow• How much time to invest in dynamic content like charts and widgets?• Handy hacks like direct copy/paste of native Adobe Illustrator vectors
  15. 15. TIPS & TRICKS FF Chartwell font Uses OpenType to interpret and visualize chart data Image: http://tktype.com/chartwell.php
  16. 16. TIPS & TRICKS FF Chartwell font
  17. 17. iBooks Authorin a workflow• Virtual tour from idea to completion• Working with Tumult Hype to “easily” design HTML5 widgets• Custom poster images and play buttons
  18. 18. TIPS & TRICKS Transparent poster images
  19. 19. Final PublishingConsiderations• Sharing proofs over a network• Publishing to the iBookstore— the good, the bad & the ugly
  20. 20. Final PublishingConsiderations
  21. 21. Q&A
  22. 22. POLLFor iBooks Author to become a “killerapp,” what feature(s) does it need toadd or develop more fully?Post individual items to Chat
  23. 23. Getting Started: Next StepsPublishing with iBooks Author, O’ReillyMichigan State Annual Report
  24. 24. Getting Started: Next Steps
  25. 25. CONNECTacu.edu/learningstudio
  26. 26. CONNECT@LearningStudiovimeo.com/learningstudio

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