The Spring Point Ledge Light Trust has developed an new iPad-based interactive training guide for docents working at the lighthouse this summer. The guide presents the history and structure of the lighthouse using video, photo galleries, illustrations, and self-administered review quizzes. It presents visual information on the islands, forts, and other points of interest surrounding it. It also contains links and references to resources that docents can use to gain additional knowledge.
Those docents with iPads will be able to load the guide, which is in iBooks format, into their iPads via iTunes. Apple's iBooks 2.0 app is required.
This new interactive guide takes advantage of Apple Computer's recently announced textbook initiative. It will allow the Spring Point Ledge Light Trust to take advantage of new technology to offer a training experience unique among lighthouse organizations.