An Introduction to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA)
A new XML content standard for blended online, mobile and instructor-led technical training and documentation.
This white paper gives an Introduction to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and its benefits for technical training & documentation.
To compete in a demanding market, manufacturing and engineering companies must deliver information and training to their workforce and their clients wherever and whenever required.
This is driving smart instructional designers to create compelling training materials that can handle the increasing complexity and blending of technical training formats, from instructor-led sessions to web-based training, mobile learning and beyond.
Instructional designers who create technical training courses in large engineering, manufacturing and process-based organizations obtain the majority of their input materials from a wide variety of sources. Typically, these include engineering, design and marketing departments – all of which use different file formats and different content packaging and exchange standards such as DocBook, ePub, IETM or S1000D.
The new DITA learning and training specialization addresses the gap between technical documentation and training.