The Professor as Digital Author and Publisher: Creating and Delivering E-Textbooks with iBooks Author and iTunes U - Room design and furniture provided by Herman Miller

Monday, February 04 | 4:45PM–5:30PM | Plaza Ballroom D
Session Type: Professional Development
The method of delivery can be as compelling as the content itself. This session will guide participants through the process of creating interactive content for undergraduate/graduate students via iPad and iTunes U, including demos of courses previously taught. Using iBook Author, textbooks are developed from faculty content using instructional assets such as text, photos/graphics, presentations (slides), audio/music, and video. The organization of these assets into chapters and pages provides for a familiar metaphor for faculty and students alike that is immersive and interactive. Deploying these texts to iPads is accomplished via the iTunes U app and web-based backend.

Learning Objectives:
* Experience hands-on opportunities to work with iBooks Author to create content for the iPad
* Learn the most helpful software tools and resources for iPad based e-textbook creation and delivery
* Experience and understand best practices for e-textbook development and their use in teaching undergraduate and graduate students
* Get free digital resources to use in your efforts with e-textbook development at your institution
* Begin to make individual decisions regarding the adoption and adaption of e-textbook development and deployment in your content area


  • Todd Jensen

    Manager, IT Application Support, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Brian Moore

    Associate Professor of Music Education, University of Nebraska - Lincoln