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DITA Basics - Online Course

Course Type: Online
Date: Tuesday starting October 3, 2017
Duration: 6 weeks, 6 sessions
Times: 9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT | 12:00 pm...

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Fee: $975.00 USD

Course Type: Online

Duration: 6 weeks, 6 sessions


The DITA Basics workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the DITA 1.3 standard, introducing the common information types and elements used to create technical documentation. Participants are guided through the process of creating DITA topics, applying metadata, reusing content, assembling topics into maps, and publishing content. Online sessions consist of conceptual descriptions of the elements, attributes, and options available to create content and demos by the instructor of using those items to compile output. Participants are given exercises to complete on their own between sessions, with instructors available during set office hours to offer assistance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use the DITA 1.3 standard to create topic-based technical content


  • Information developers of technical documentation and training materials

Program Format:

  • Course is delivered using a live, interactive virtual online classroom, providing an environment for optimal learning.The virtual classroom tool used for this course is GoToWebinar. A GoToWebinar access link will be sent to each registered attendee. The access link is assigned on an individual bases and can not be shared.
  • 6 sessions once per week
  • Sessions are 2 hours in length
  • Office hours, 2 hours once a week
  • Each session will end with a homework assignment to be completed prior to the next session. Participants are welcome to email instructors with questions and may chat directly with instructors during given office hours. Homework will be quickly reviewed at the beginning of the next session. The last session’s homework will be reviewed in a final office hours offering. Solutions to all assignments will be provided electronically.
  • Participants may work in any authoring tool, but examples within the course sessions will be done in FrameMaker 2017, outside of a CMS. A week prior to the start of the course participants will be given a trial version of FrameMaker 2017 to install. Be sure to have FrameMaker 2017 installed prior to the start of session 2 (week 2).

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