B.Y.O.L.: Building Interactive eBooks in Adobe InDesign

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DevLearn 2015 Conference & Expo - October 2, 2015

Sarah Mercier

meLearning Solutions

Many organizations are still using paper-based guides, manuals, and job aids for day-to-day operations. Planning for additional printing costs throughout the year to accommodate frequent content changes is often the norm. Reliability can also be questionable, as older documents may not all be thrown out when replaced with an updated version. Some organizations have gone almost completely paperless, yet the electronic versions of the documents are still basic text, which doesn’t make use of the full potential of a virtual format.

In this hands-on session, you will gain the skills and practice needed to create interactive eBooks. You will learn how to format a document for multiple devices, integrate various types of media, and learn about alternative free and paid tools that can be used to develop and edit interactive eBooks. You will walk through a basic workflow to convert a simple document with a few simple media types to an EPUB file format that can be later made available for download directly to mobile devices with an eReader app installed.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To convert print materials to an interactive, mobile-friendly format using Adobe InDesign
  • To improve the quality of performance support materials by adding appropriate media
  • To quickly deploy simple, effective, multiscreen mobile learning solutions in your organization
  • To create native mobile content to support users who may not have consistent access to an Internet connection

Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Session attendees must have Adobe InDesign installed on their laptop. Should also have a mobile device with an eReader application installed (such as Adobe Digital Editions, iBooks, or Kobo).


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