TCN808 - Structured Authoring and DITA

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Subject Title
Structured Authoring and DITA

Subject Description
Organizations facilitate content reuse and consistency by using structured authoring and DITA. DITA is an XML-based standard for structuring, developing, managing, and publishing content. In this course, students examine structured authoring to author and publish XML content. Students are taught a modular approach to content creation using topic-based authoring. This method allows the output of content into different formats and offers students an opportunity to design and generate documents that can be easily and efficiently assembled, published, and delivered to the intended audience.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Evaluate DITA data model principles to apply standard approaches to authoring and publishing.
2. Apply a modular approach to content creation using topic-based writing so that topics can be reused and single-sourced.
3. Develop a structured authoring workflow to define and enforce consistent organization and information in documents.
4. Build and validate structured content using elements and attributes within structured templates.
5. Plan DITA maps to specify hierarchy and relationships among topics of information.
6. Create a single-sourced project in multiple formats using an XML editor.

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