eCourse Launch Day
While still a work in progress, I am launching my eCourse Disc Golf for Boomers et.al. later today 1/21/14 with the ePub and 6 HTML 5 layouts for the following device types:
- Android Phone
- Android Tablet
Launch URL: eCourse Launch for HTML5 & more
Here is the launch link for the HTML5 layouts. If you’d like a copy of the (static) ePub format, please tweet me and I’ll send you a Dropbox link to it. All I ask in return is that you take a few minutes to complete the ePub evaluation questionnaire in return.
At this point the ePub contains the core content with text, links and images making this format what I’d call Layer I. The current phone layouts contain more interactive components including several forms and worksheets. Next I will add the audio notes to the HTML5 layouts which will complete Layer II which is smartphone centric. Finally, once I include the CP 7 mLearning modules the eCourse will be @ Layer III for tablet and desktop users.
This strategy of providing device specific versions of the eCourse leverages the functions of the devices themselves.
- Some searching
- Note making (unique to eBook)
- Hilighting (unique to eBook)
The Smartphone versions add:
- Audio notes
- Audio exercises (optional)
- More complete searching
- Interaction via Twitter widget
- Interactive forms
The Tablet/Desktop versions add:
- mLearning Modules w video
This layered development strategy allows the content to flow more naturally from the devices based on their different characteristics. From a commercial POV, learners may begin by purchasing the ePub (or Kindle) version from Amazon or an online retailer and the upgrade to an interactive version if/when need be. The eBook version is, in effect, a primer for the full eCourse.
In addition RH 11 can create:
- MS Word
- Native iDevice App
- Native Android App
Bottom line. If you want to create an interactive eBook, you can begin by building the static elements and then publish your Layer I as an static eBook. Afterward you may add the additional layers needed to support your eCourse objectives as needed. The SSL (Single Source Layouts) available in RH 11 provide developers and designers maximum flexibility in ePublishing formats.