UCA hosts ‘book hacking’ training

CONWAY—The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Arkansas, along with the Arkansas iTunes U initiative, will host a three-day training in multi-touch digital textbook authorship on July 7-9.

The training runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day in Mashburn Hall on the UCA campus.

Described as a “book hacking” opportunity, this training is intended to teach participants how to create dynamic, engaging digital books that incorporate a variety of rich, interactive resources using the free iBooks Author software available on Mac computers.

Featured trainers include Dr. Michael S. Mills, assistant professor, University of Central Arkansas; Anthony DiLaura, math teacher, Zeeland Public Schools in Zeeland, Mi.; Shelley Dirst, Director of the Arkansas iTunes U initiative; Harry Dickens, educational technology consultant; Jennifer Kimbrell, instructional technologist, North Little Rock School District; and Christie Toland, principal, Eastside Elementary School in Greenbrier, Ark.

Visit http://bookhacking.org or email info@bookhacking.org for more information. Registration is $199.