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Thoughts on Instructional Design for iBooks Author

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These may be simple and obvious ideas for many educators and curriculum directors. However, for me, these are a few of the things I'm beginning to understand better when it comes to designing e-lea...

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Nice work, Anthony! I think, even with the simplicity of iBooks Author, there are still plenty of things to be worked out. I wouldn't really call them "bugs," but just more like inconveniences that I'm sure will be hammered out over time. Good to see people doing cool stuff with iBA.

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Video game designers talk about the “flow” as the effect a game can have to totally absorb the user in it’s content, is this the direction even text books will take in the near future?

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The Skatebow is when a Skateboard becomes a Bow

The Skatebow is when a Skateboard becomes a Bow | iBooks Author Development | Scoop.it
The SkateBow is the project of Mike O'Reilly a self-described "fabricationist." The SkateBow came to him in a flash and he's been working on it ever since.
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This looks like a cool idea. But then again I say that about all of my own projects...
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Michigan B&N Bookstore Closing; Was the writing on the wall?

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What's with all the bookstore closings? A huge, beautiful Barnes & Noble in MI is about to close its doors. What do major chain bookstore closings mean?
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Is this the future of publishing?

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5 Things to know about Product Catalogs on the iPad

5 Things to know about Product Catalogs on the iPad | iBooks Author Development | Scoop.it
The release of Apple's iBooks Author has made it easy to create media-rich product catalogs on the iPad, and now iBooks is available for the desktop . . .
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Product catalogs are just one of the ways you can use iBooks Author to deliver your interactive, media-rich content.

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Thoughts on Instructional Design for iBooks Author

Thoughts on Instructional Design for iBooks Author | iBooks Author Development | Scoop.it
These may be simple and obvious ideas for many educators and curriculum directors. However, for me, these are a few of the things I'm beginning to understand better when it comes to designing e-lea...

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Mike OReilly's insight:

Nice work, Anthony! I think, even with the simplicity of iBooks Author, there are still plenty of things to be worked out. I wouldn't really call them "bugs," but just more like inconveniences that I'm sure will be hammered out over time. Good to see people doing cool stuff with iBA.

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IBooks Author's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:35 PM

Video game designers talk about the “flow” as the effect a game can have to totally absorb the user in it’s content, is this the direction even text books will take in the near future?

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Amazon Buys ComiXology

Amazon Buys ComiXology | iBooks Author Development | Scoop.it
Zap! Pow! The acquisition of ComiXology fits nicely into Amazon’s entertainment strategy, which focuses on controlling the means of distribution.
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OK people, I think I know what's going on, here. Amazon finally realized people wanna read things on the Kindle besides paranormal zombie vampire romance thrillers. And they realize Apple has the best software for creating really cool eBooks. It's called iBooks Author!!! What does everyone else think? Will ComiXology technology add something useful to the Kindle devices?

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What is iBooks Author? Trans Eye Connect

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This article from Trans Eye Connect Founder, Mike O'Reilly sheds some light on the question, "What is iBooks Author?"
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Good piece!

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6 Ways to use iBooks Author you might not have thought of

6 Ways to use iBooks Author you might not have thought of | iBooks Author Development | Scoop.it
There are many ways to use iBooks Author, from selling products to telling stories. Trans Eye Connect offers design, development and publishing services.
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iBooks Author goes way beyond textbooks and cookbooks. Here are some great uses for this awesome new tool, from Apple.

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