Teaching new skills is only part of Education today. More legislation is being brought in to try and improve outputs. Although not immediately obvious, XML and DITA has proved to be the perfect foundation for some major projects with education customers.Download the Learning & XDocs Assessment Brochure
How does XDocs help education, training, assessment and certification organizations?
As well as providing a central repository for all content, XDocs CCMS supports organizations throughout the content lifecycle. We work with leading education and training organizations in Europe and North America. Therefore, we understand the challenges faced by this sector. That knowledge when added to the most adaptive CCMS on the market creates powerful ‘game changing’ solutions.
Metadata ManagementContent reuse needs are now more complex, and so the content management challenge is more complex. With XDocs Extended Metadata Module you have the power to retrieve and deliver your content with precision. With XDocs Extended Metadata Module (EM) you can harvest glossary terms from your DITA content straight into XDocs. Then, the EM Thesaurus will organize the terms according to your classification structure. As a result, you can browse and search through content using terms, and you can also associate non DITA files with the terminology. Metadata is used to classify question levels, link training material to questions, identify reusable content and much more. XDocs Extended Metadata Module Brochure
WorkflowDocumentation in Education supporting both specifications and qualifications is highly regulated and consequently needs to be consistently created. Contract specialist staff are often retained to create and review content; these resources need to be notified of tasks and schedules. Using workflow brings the content lifecycle under complete control and lets SMEs outside the team be included in the process. This is achieved without impacting on their main job tasks. In XDocs workflows are easy to create, configure, and modify. The module uses the BPMN 2.0 industry standard and Activiti workflow engine. Workflow is configured and edited in CM Admin, and the settings carry through all XDocs CCMS components. Workflow task candidates can be set from project roles, from user lists, or from both.
Subject Matter Expert Contribution
SMEs play a vital part in the creation of educational content, but bringing them into the content production process is difficult. Time constraints and a reluctance to learn new software applications has caused push-back against structured content. XDocs CCMS v5.1 introduced WEX – a web app that is used to review, amend and even create DITA content from scratch. This is achieved without the need for any training.