January 30, 2013

Winter iPad Event: ePub and iBooks Author

Are you thinking about participating in the WCAS iPad Study during Spring Quarter? Have you seen media-rich documents and eBooks on the iPad and would like to know how to create your own?

The MMLC will host an iPad Event on Monday, Feb. 11th, at 4:00pm in Kresge 1-301. This event will begin with a brief explanation of the application process for the iPad Study. Following this overview, we will discuss the iPad's role in the future of electronic publishing: ePub. Sometimes called "the textbook of the 21st century," ePub weaves text, audio, video and interactivity into a single didactic experience. We will demonstrate iBooks Author, an amazing tool for simply and easily creating these highly-engaging documents. No HTML knowledge is required!

The application deadline for participation in Spring Quarter is 5:00pm on Friday, Feb. 22nd.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 5th, the MMLC will make iPads available for faculty to further explore the possibilities and limitations of iPads prior to applying. Due to limited supply and preparation time, you must schedule a pick-up with Cecile at c-sison2@northwestern.edu in advance.

For more information on the iPad project and study, please visit http://www.mmlc.northwestern.edu/ipads/index.html or send an e-mail to ipads@mmlc.northwestern.edu.

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January 17, 2013

World. Wine. Web. A high-tech happy hour.


The MMLC is launching a monthly high-tech happy hour series titled "World. Wine. Web." Join us for our premiere event on Friday, January 25, from 4-5 p.m. in Kresge 1-375. We will casually discuss the past, present, and future of Course Management Systems over wine, cheese, and other libations. At the start of our get-together, Ana Williams will discuss her use of the Moodle CMS platform and Franziska Lys will discuss her role to represent Weinberg on the Northwestern CMS planning committee.

This ongoing series will continue each month throughout Winter and Spring quarters and feature a wide array of topics and guest speakers.
DateSpeakerTopic
January 25, 4-5pmAna Williams
Franziska Lys
Course Management Systems
February 22, 4-5pmAude Raymond
Christiane Rey
Next Generation Courseware
March 15, 4-5pmMichael KramerDigital History

We hope to see you soon at one or more of these events!

Posted by matt at 01:01 PM