A Learning Overview topic identifies the learning
objectives, includes other information helpful to the learner, such as prerequisites,
duration, intended audience, and can include information and strategies that
seeks to gain attention and stimulate recall of prior learning.
The <learningOverviewbody> element is the main body-level
element in a learningOverview topic. A learningOverviewbody has a very specific structure,
following elements in this order: <lcIntro>, <lcAudience>, <lcDuration>,
<lcPrereqs>, <lcObjectives>, <lcResources>, followed by one or more <section> elements.
Each of the learningOverviewbody sections are optional.
A Learning Content topic provides the learning content itself, and
enables direct use of content from DITA task, concept, and reference topics, as well
additional content of any topic type that supports specific objectives declared in
Overview topic type.
A Learning Summary recaps and provides context for the
achievement or accomplishment of learning objectives, provides guidance to reinforce
learning and long-term memory, and may pose questions to enhance encoding and verification
of the learning content.
A Learning Assessment presents questions or interactions that measure progress, encourage recollection,
and stimulate reinforcement of the learning content, and can be presented before the
content as a pre-assessment or as a post-assessment test. The interactions use a
sub-set of the Question-Test Interoperability (QTI) specification, implemented as
a DITA domain
The learningBase topic type is not used to deliver any actual learning content, but
instead provides a set of common elements for use in the other more specific learning
content types: learningOverview,learningContent, learningSummary, learningAssessment,
The <learningBasebody> element is the main body-level
element in a learningBase topic. The learningBase topic provides a set of base elements
for use in the other specialized learning types. It is not generally intended for
creating actual content. As such, each of the body sections in learningBase are optional.