When learning programmers and other trainers become jealous of my learning app for your own iPad I feel some guilty pleasure. Many of my colleagues have not been able to make the most of their learning tool: the iPad because the Mac iOS doesn’t support Flash.
However, even those prices aren’t readily available to many training teams. I will share my first attempts making learning for the iPad. It works very nicely and has “oohs and ahhs” even though it is easy and FREE.
I will concentrate on using the word processing application on my PC, although there are many tools for performing the bit of effort involved. It’s three steps after which you are learning:
Create a straightforward document
Place the hub document in iTunes and sync with your iPad(s).
Learners can view the module that is learning at iBooks. The reader app is the secret. It has interactive performance built in, so you just need to concentrate on good content.
Pages is the word processing application on a Mac. It is simple to use. Add text, pictures, and video. Formatting must be easy when viewed, so the pub document can accommodate to several sizes. The content can appear great, as well as multi-media, it reads more. It helps to make a visual cover page (your own page) that looks like a book cover. Play around with fashions and headers — since these can assist the pupil navigate.
In Pages, just click Share > Export and select the put option. Check the box that makes your first page of the cover artwork. You will get an epic document in seconds. If you get errors, it is probably related to formatting that files don’t support. It is best to keep the formatting easy — allow iBooks do the work of producing your module appear great.
On a Mac, just drag the pub file that you saved onto iTunes and then sync your iPad. Like Forrest Gump, that’s all that I have to say about that.
The table of contents functions as a menu at a Flash learning course. Fonts or font size can alter for their liking, browse landscape or portrait, and then bookmark and annotate the module. The content works on the webpage or can be enlarged to full screen.
I’ve had success with small, three-page mini-books. That’s three pages at the word processor — once for each student, the page numbers vary in iBooks based on orientation and their font options they prefer for their iPad. Learners found the content appealing, and as learning it was refreshing to have a mini-book rather than the standard rapid elearning thriller. I’ve also made modules that were longer, around 10-11 pages.
They were well-received, but that I left the use of white space, and that I wouldn’t recommend pushing than that. The format appears to match learning attempts that are concise, although I don’t have data on it. They look happy if subscribers can page through within 15-20 minutes. When you have content, make another pub module and then call it a sequel.