An eBook is an electronic version of a text that can be read on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. A big advantage of eBooks is that they are portable. eBooks are also fairly easy to design and can include interactives, multimedia and links to external resources.
Adobe Acrobat Pro*
Adobe Acrobat Pro allows users to convert multiple file types into one format that is easy to distribute to others. PDF files can include multimedia, interactives, and links to external resources.
iBooks Author is an app by Apple that allows anyone to create iBooks for iPad and Mac. Books created in iBooks Author can be accessed using the iBooks app on a Mac, an iPad, or an iPhone.
Bookry Widgets Bookry creates Widgets that can be added to iBooks. These Widgets expand the number of interactive elements that can be added to an iBook.
While not exactly an eBook, Microsoft Word can be used to create title pages, table of contents, and chapters which can then be converted to PDF or imported into iBooks.
The following are a list of references about the use of iBooks/eBooks in teaching and learning.
- Using the iBook in Medical Education and Healthcare Settings–the iBook as a Reusable Learning Object
- New Free iBook Demonstrates Power of iPad as a Medical Education Learning Platform
- Seven Things You Should Know About eBooks
- Seven Things You Should Know About eReaders
- Seven Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning
*Tools that appear with an asterisk are commonly used at the Geisel School of Medicine.