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  1. 1. Building an ePub documentfor iBooks and other e-readers<br />Dr. Jerry Gannod<br /><br />Twitter: @miami_mlearning<br />
  2. 2. Remember these?<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />2<br />
  3. 3. “You Will” (1993)<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />3<br />
  4. 4. US Trends<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Ownership of Internet Enabled Handheld Device Among US College Student Internet Users<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />5<br />Source: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010.<br />
  6. 6. M-Learning<br />Staying relevant while promoting learning<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />6<br />
  7. 7. What is M-Learning?<br />24/7 Learning<br />Anytime<br />Anything<br />Anywhere<br />M-Learning provides an experience that is:<br />Personalized<br />Authentic<br />Situated<br />Trying to meet students where they are and in a context that allows us to engage them anywhere and anytime<br />Facilitate active learning<br />Leverages mobile platform<br />Creates new opportunities<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />7<br />
  8. 8. ePub Book Sources<br />Epub Books<br /><br />Project Gutenberg<br /><br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Requirements<br />iDevice(iOS3.2 or newer)<br />Computer with iTunes<br />Word Processing Software<br />Pages for Mac Works Best<br />Open Office with Writer to e-Pub extension<br />Microsoft Office<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Recommended<br />Pages for Mac OSX<br />$20<br />Dropbox for iDevice and host computer<br />Free<br />Calibre if you don’t have Pages<br />Free and available for all platforms<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Decisions<br />ePub….<br />If layout isn’t a concern<br />Text is most important aspect of the document<br />….or PDF?<br />Want to preserve the layout of a file such as a flyer, manual, or document with multiple illustrations<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Overview<br />Steps:<br />Create Document<br />Can include images, video, and hyperlinks<br />Export to epub format or pdf<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Overview<br />Steps (continued)<br />Upload to the iDevice using iTunes by dragging file to iTunes library section<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Detailed Process<br />Download the ePub Best Practices document<br /><br />Delete contents of the sample document and add your own content<br />Apply paragraph styles to format content<br />Add pictures, audio, video, and hyperlinks<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Other Solutions<br />If using Microsoft Word, can convert as follows<br />Steps:<br />Create Document<br />Save As…<br />Docx or HTM (if using Calibre)<br />Convert to epub format:<br /><br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Demo<br />With Pages<br />With Microsoft Word<br />As PDF<br />AS HTM<br />Via iTunes<br />Via Dropbox<br />Miami Mobile Learning Center<br />16<br />