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Creating Interactive Electronic Books for Computers and Tablets

AAPT Event
Jul 16, 2016 - Jul 20, 2016 in Sacramento, CA

Bruce Mason, AAPT/ComPADRE & University of Oklahoma
Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian, Davidson College

With the rise of tablets, such as the iPad, the past few years has seen an increase in the demand for quality electronic textbooks. Unfortunately, most of the current offerings do not exploit the accessibility and interactivity that electronic books can deliver. In this half-day workshop we will describe the pedagogy and technology necessary to use, modify, and create an interactive electronic book in AAPT/ComPADRE (http://www.compadre.org) and as a stand-alone interactive book using EjsS.  Participants will create an AAPT/ComPADRE account and filing cabinet of material and convert this material into the new books format (for example: http://www.compadre.org/books/WavesIntTut). We will also introduce the EjsS tool (freely available on ComPADRE) and lead participants through creating simple eBook with an existing JavaScript simulation.  Participants are encouraged to bring laptops to install and run the EJS desktop tool. No previous experience with electronic books is necessary.


OSP Projects:
Open Source Physics - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics
STP Book