Intro to Formatting iBooks: Beyond the TemplateSyllabus
: Mary Elizabeth
Meeting dates and times
: Summer, 2012, July 9–13 consecutive days 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
: Blended Course: MTWF online; Th Waterman classroom
Did you ever wish you (and your students, if you’re an educator)could make your own iBooks? You can! iBooks can be anexcellent tool for publishing your work, sharing with peers andcolleagues, delivering or differentiating instruction, and publishingstudent work. This introduction to formatting documents for iBookswill help you learn the basics of creating or modifying documentsto work well as iBooks in both fixed and flexible formats usingMicrosoft Word or Apple Pages on your own laptop. Thissynchronous blended course opens with a webinar for participantsto discuss their experience with and goals for iBook use andreview iBook best practice, but most of the course is a workshop,providing plenty of practice with formatting techniques, both onsample documents and then on your own documents, includingone day (Thursday) on campus together to maximize learning. For the workshop sessions in which we are not on campus, you willbe following instructions and/or screencasts and checking inperiodically, and the instructor will be available throughout thescheduled time to work with and/or assist you as you learn and practice formatting skills andstrategies. You'll leave with versions of your work in both fixed (PDF) and flexible (iBook)format and in possession of resources that will help you with future iBook formatting. As apreview, this syllabus is available in both PDF and iBook format, demonstrating some of thetechniques that will be taught in the course.The instructor has extensive experience in writing with technology and design of K–higher ed.learning materials, and works as a formatting specialist for an eBook conversion service.