About This Workshop
Does your organization still use paper-based guides, manuals, and job aids? You may find that the reliability of these resources is often questionable, as older documents may not always be replaced with an updated version. Perhaps your organization has gone paperless, but the electronic versions of these materials are still just basic text, neglecting to use the full potential of a virtual format. And, to take those resources a step further, are they optimized for mobile accessibility?
In this hands-on workshop, you will be provided with the development skills and practice needed to create your own mobile project – an interactive eBook. You will learn how to format content for multiple devices, the types of media that can be included, and various free and paid tools that can be used in the process. In addition, you will walk through a basic workflow to develop a project with a few simple media types to an EPUB format, and 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 that may not have consistent access to an Internet connection
Intermediate and advanced designers and developers with some instructional design experience. A basic understanding of HTML and CSS is helpful, but not required.
Technology discussed in this session:
Smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets, eReaders, Sigil, Adobe InDesign, Calibre, Adobe Acrobat, video (.mp4), audio (.mp3), images (PNG or JPG), and some minimal HTML.
Student technology needs:
- A laptop with Google Sigil (https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil/releases/) installed
- A mobile device (tablet, smartphone, laptop) with an eReader application installed (Apple iBooks, Kobo, Nook)