Ebook Webinar


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20 min presentation on ebook creation for educators.

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Ebook Webinar

  1. 1. 10/10/12   PUBLISH YOURSELF AND Dr. Vanessa Dennen YOUR STUDENTS: Florida State University CREATING EBOOKS vdennen@f su.edu SimpeK12 Webinar October 10, 2012 ABOUT ME¡  Associate Professor of Instructional Systems @ FSU¡  Teach courses in: §  Web 2.0 §  Mobile learning §  Learning theory §  Research methods¡  Research: §  Web 2.0 and mobile learning §  Online learning communities §  Online knowledge networks/knowledge management 1  
  2. 2. 10/10/12   WHY CREATE EBOOKS?They’re not just a way to read the latest fiction. You might usean eBook to …¡  Easily gather and share documents with others¡  Make your own teacher guide or textbook¡  Create portfolios – for you, or your students EBOOK STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES§  Strengths §  Simple to create §  Content can be imported from existing files §  Can embed media files, simple interactions§  Weaknesses §  Requires an eReader §  Different formats for different readers §  Static content on an electronic device 2  
  3. 3. 10/10/12   THE 4 PS OF EBOOK PUBLISHING • Content • Content Plan Prepare Process Files Publish • Format • Files START WITH A PLAN Plan¡  What content will you use?¡  What format(s) is it currently in?¡  To whom do you plan to distribute the ebook?¡  How do you plan to distribute the ebook?¡  What platform(s) will be involved? 3  
  4. 4. 10/10/12   THE TABLE OF CONTENTS STILL APPLIES … PlanA ToC makes the production process much easier.¡  Determine WHAT will be included¡  The ORDER in which it will appear¡  The FILE FORMATS that will be neededYou can easily edit on-the-fly when you create an eBook, but it isso much easier to create when you have a plan. PREPARE THE CONTENT PrepareThis is the creative part!¡  Do whatever you need to do to pull it all together §  Research §  Web surf §  Write §  Draw §  Take photos¡  Remember! Copyright still applies! 4  
  5. 5. 10/10/12   PREPARE YOUR FILES PrepareCollect files:¡  Recommendation: Google Drive or Dropbox §  Use shared folders for collaborative work¡  Check in advance what will work best with your eBook creation toolConvert files:¡  Get files in the format that is needed for importing into the eBook creation tool you will be using¡  Consider the best way to digitize physical materials (scan, photos, videos, etc.) PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER ProcessPick a tool:¡  iPad: Creative Book Builder (3.99)¡  Mac: iBook Author (Free)¡  PC: Mobipocket (Free) 5  
  6. 6. 10/10/12   EXAMPLE:  CREATIVE  BOOK  BUILDER   Process10/10/12 EXAMPLE:  CBB   Process10/10/12 6  
  7. 7. 10/10/12   EXAMPLE:  CBB   Process10/10/12 EXAMPLE:  CBB   Process10/10/12 7  
  8. 8. 10/10/12  EXAMPLE:  CBB ProcessEXAMPLE:  CBB Process 8  
  9. 9. 10/10/12   EXAMPLE:  CBB Process IBOOK  AUTHOR   Process10/10/12 9  
  10. 10. 10/10/12   PUBLISHING Publish¡  Consider formats that are most accessible to your end user.¡  PDF is almost always an option, although you will lose interactivity.¡  It is possible to publish to iTunes U, the iBookstore, etc. HIT THE MAGIC BUTTON … Publish 10  
  11. 11. 10/10/12  AND VIEW THE END RESULTS! Publish THE END RESULTS Publish 11  
  12. 12. 10/10/12   QUESTIONS? Thanks for attending!VDENNEN@FSU.EDU 12