I’ve spent the last month working on writing an interactive iBook for my Young Composers curriculum. It has been an eye opening process so far. I’m loving using iBooks Author and I think that it is a tool that educators will be able to get a lot of mileage out of for a long time.
If you wanted amend what iBA can do with a powerful tool for making interactive html widgets check out a program called Hype. It allows for drag-drop html editing.
iBooks Author has some powerful widgets for creating quizzes but there is no way currently for students to submit there results to a teacher. I’ve found a third party solution called ibooks-widgets. They offer a widget where teachers can make a quiz, embed it in the ibook. After students complete the quiz them can email the results directly to the teacher.
I’m about half way at this point and I’m excited as I was at the beginning to see this project to it’s completion.