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DITA Concepts

This course teaches the basic principles and theory of DITA, and the techniques required to create quality DITA content.
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     10 hours

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    About this course

    Who is this course for?

    Any technical author, writer or editor who is ready to engage in a topic-based documentation project, especially a project based on DITA.
    No previous knowledge of DITA is required or expected.

    What will you learn?

    • The nature of open source standards.
    • The basics of XML technologies.
    • The principles of structured authoring.
    • How topic-based architecture and modularity promotes content re-use.
    • The practical benefits of separation of content and form.
    • The role of maps in organising and structuring content.
    • The effect of information typing on readability and finability.
    • How DITA specialisation works to support different content models.
    • The logic and importance of semantic mark-up.
    • How conditional publishing is enabled through metadata.
    • How DITA maps are key to document engineering.
    • The way in which DITA tools are used to manage and publish content.

    How will you learn?

    This is a self-paced workshop of ten lessons totalling around 10 hours of instruction that can be completed over a four week period. Each lesson builds on the previous to build a strong fundamental understanding of the principal concepts of DITA.
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    Presented by

    Dr Tony Self

    Structured authoring consultant
    Tony Self has worked as a technical communicator for over 30 years, specialising in help systems and hypertext documents. 
    In 1993 Tony founded HyperWrite, which offers consultancy and specialised training in documentation solutions.

    He has previously lectured in Technical Communication at Swinburne University, and was Director of Training at tekom’s TCTrainNet.

    Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communication, a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee, and holds a PhD in semantic mark-up languages, a Graduate Diploma in Technical Communication, and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

    He is the author of “The DITA Style Guide”.

    What People Are Saying...

    Recognised Expert

    "Tony is the recognised expert in DITA and he makes it clear why in this 10-hour solid introduction to DITA."

    Clear and Understandable

    "I thought Tony's explanation of DITA was very clear and useful for my work. It removed the mysteries about it."