I recently received a preview copy of the above book Adobe Captivate 7 for Mobile Learning, published by packtpub. This is a great read if you are interesting in creating and publishing mobile e-learning applications for a variety of devices.
The author of the book Damien Bruyndockx is trained as a school teacher and Adobe Certified Instructor. Captivate 7 is a rapid authoring tool, which allows the user to create software simulations, interactive quizzes, courses, etc and publish them to a whole variety of devices from PC’s to iPads and iPhones in both Flash and HTML5 format. The book is aimed at people like myself who work in education and have an interest in e-learning. If you are a teacher with a remote interest in mobile learning this book is definitely for you.
The book is composed of 6 detailed chapters focussing on:
- Creating mobile-friendly screen casts
- Mobile-friendly interactive simulations
- Optimizing existing projects for mobile
- Creating a mobile-friendly quiz
- Publishing a project for mobile
- Adobe Captivate App Packager
All chapters are structured into simple and easy to follow tutorials with support files which are downloadable from the publisher’s website www.packtpub.com. It’s well written and very informative, aimed at the casual to pro user of Adobe Captivate 7.
Previously I have discussed HTML5 and Adobe Captivate export into InDesign 6 and Digital Publishing Suite and have a real interest in this software from both a potential e-learning developer and educators standpoint. I currently use Captivate 7 in my workplace for simple interactive quizzes and software simulations and would like to take this further. I feel even as a moderately proficient user of Captivate that I’ve picked up a load of new ideas after working through the easy to read tutorials.
I highly recommend this book for anyone with a remote interest in publishing interactive materials to both mobile and desktop applications, especially from an education perspective.