P10 BYOL: Building Interactive eBooks for Mobile Learning
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, June 19
As organizations integrate mobile as a learning platform, many designers and developers face the challenge of making content available on a variety of devices, with or without a consistent Internet connection. Additionally, the workforce has an expectation that mobile experiences will be accessible, practical, and immediately applicable.
In this hands-on workshop, you will acquire the design and development skills and practice you need to create your own mobile project as an interactive eBook. You will learn how to format content for multiple devices, learn about the types of media that you can include, and learn how to use various free and paid tools in the process. In addition to covering various resources, you will walk through a basic workflow to develop a project with a few simple media types to an EPUB format, and you’ll make that file available to download directly to mobile devices.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to create content in an interactive, mobile-friendly format
- How to improve the quality of performance support materials by adding appropriate media
- How to quickly deploy simple, effective multi-screen mobile learning solutions in your organization
- How to create native mobile content to support users who may not have consistent Internet access
Novice to advanced designers and developers.
discussed in this session:
Smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets, eReaders, Sigil, Adobe InDesign, iBooks Author, Calibre, MP4 video files, MP3 audio files, PNG and JPG image files, and basic HTML.
A laptop running Google Sigil, Adobe InDesign (optional), and iBooks Author (optional); and a mobile device (tablet, smartphone, or laptop) with an eReader application installed (such as Apple iBooks, Kobo, or Nook).
Sarah Mercier, the managing partner at Learning Ninjas, has over 18 years of experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, and learning solution developer. Her primary focus is strategy, design, and development in the area of innovative learning technologies. Sarah is the founder of meLearning Solutions, a mobile learning consulting firm now operating as part of Learning Ninjas. She is a national facilitator for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for the Master eLearning Instructional Designer and Mobile Learning Certificate programs and designed and facilitates both the Essentials of Mobile Learning and Essentials of Interactive eBooks programs. Sarah's work has been published in The Book of Road-Tested Activities, 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity, TD Magazine, CLO Magazine, and a variety of other training and workforce publications.