I am doing some initial research into a project to replace a whole load of elearning materials, originally made in Flash. There will be a complete redesign, and we currently have the core material in PDF form.
We are planning to try and make interactive eBooks that could be read on PC or mac, and crucially also on an iPad or Android tablet, etc.
The wish-list of features:
1. Attractive reading material, that can be read (and annotated) on a tablet computer. (There seems to be software for students to annotate PDFs and increasingly ePubs?)
2. Basic interactivity, such as showing high definition versions of pictures on demand.
3. Occasional video / audio content, triggered by certain optional actions.
4. Possible quizzing questions.
5. Preferably just one version of the material, if this is possible!
I would be very grateful if someone could confirm if InDesign is likely to be the best software for this, and what the best export options would be.
Neither interactive PDF nor ePub will do for a tablet if you want to do all that stuff. Use InDesign and go DPS (Adobe Digital Publishing Suite) and Edge!
There would clearly be various options for creating that kind of content in HTML5, but a particular request was to have a sort of eBook that people could load up on a tablet and annotate their own version. Do you know what elements of the brief we would have to sacrifice in order to have an annotatable eBook?
If we were to use DPS and Edge, would it be exporting to plain HTML5, or would there be any other options?