The DITA learning and training specializations address several important requirements
developers and consumers of instructional content.
- Objectives of the DITA learning and training specializations
The DITA learning and training specializations build on
best practices for modular content design, following DITA principles.
- A learning objects approach to learning and training content
The DITA learning and training specializations apply DITA
principles and best practices for using topic-based and modular content to
plan, develop, and deliver learning and training content.
- Use cases
Several use cases inform the design and development of the DITA learning and training
- Summary of learning topic, map, and domain designs
The DITA learning and training specializations provide a set of
specialized DITA topics, a learning interactions domain, a learning metadata
domain, and a learning map domain to support creating and delivering structured
- Support for learningDomain1 and learningDomain2
Many questions require multiple block elements for the question
statement ("prompt" or "stimulus" in instructional design parlance) and for feedback.
DITA 1.2 interaction design, learningDomain (and referred to informally as "learning
only allows for a single paragraph question and single-paragraph feedback. The
learningDomain2 design allows block elements with question statements, answer content,
- Learning and training specialization usage
The DITA 1.3 learning and training support includes new domains that deprecate the
1.2 interactions but provide a path for backward compatibility.