TCN811 - Single Sourcing and Modular Writing

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Last revision date 2012-10-12 14:13:40.932
Last review date 2012-10-12 14:13:40.932

Subject Title
Single Sourcing and Modular Writing

Subject Description
CN 811 gives students a hands-on introduction to single sourcing. Students learn to write modularly using the DITA standard, use an XML editor and a content management system to manage content, and then output content into different formats (HTML, PDF).

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

Upon successful completion of this subject, students will have the ability to:

- Understand the basics of the DITA standard and why it??s a good solution for single sourcing obstacles.
- Understand the principles of modular writing and single sourcing and apply this knowledge to develop single sourced content.
- Research, plan, and implement a single sourcing project using legacy and new content.
- Use an XML editor and a CMS to create a single sourced PDF and HTML project.
- Identify current industry approaches/tools for single sourcing.
- Enter an interview and/or job situation and speak knowledgably about single sourcing.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.