August 10, 2016 - 2:00 PM
August 10, 2016 - 3:00 PM
DITA is well-known for rich content reuse and multi-channel publishing capabilities as well as for possibilities to significantly reduce translation costs. But DITA is much more than that. DITA lets you reach goals and create a value that you just would not be able to achieve without DITA at all.
It’s about automation of work that is currently done manually. It’s about connecting content silos in the organization and creating a common ground for a barrier-free information and knowledge exchange across your company. It’s about turning technical publications departments from a cost center to a revenue center. It’s about producing new types of deliverables that would not be possible without DITA.
We are going to discuss why companies use DITA and how they benefit from having content in the structured format. We’ll talk about how DITA makes these benefits possible. We are going to go through an end-to-end scenario with actual tools and content to see how content can be authored, published, automated, and managed. And of course, we’ll discuss how to make all these amazing promises a reality and adopt DITA for your company in the most efficient way, considering tight budgets, deadlines, and even skepticism from decision-makers.
The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is an XML data model for authoring and publishing. It is an open standard that is defined and maintained by the OASIS DITA Technical Committee.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do education events take place?
Webinars are held every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5).
A majority of online courses are held Tuesdays-Thursdays between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5), as to not conflict with webinar times.
When will I receive the Adobe Connect instructions for an event?
Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions three (3) hours before the webinar begins, approximately at 11:00 AM EDT/EST.
Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions one (1) day before the online course begins.
To participate in a webinar and an online course, you must be able to access Adobe Connect, STC’s online meeting space. You can test your Adobe Connect connection here. Adobe Connect is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line, or a computer with VoIP capabilities.
I registered for an online course, what are my next steps?
Once you register for an online course, you will receive a confirmation receipt that day. A majority of our online courses uses Moodle, STC’s course management site, which attendees will receive the login instructions two (2) days before the course begins.
If you cannot access Adobe Connect and/or Moodle (as needed), then you will not be able to successfully complete an online course.
I registered for a webinar, but will be unable to attend. Will a recording be available?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar that day, they will receive an email with a link to the recording, and an evaluation link along with the PDF of the presentation.
I registered for a webinar and/or an online course, but cannot attend at that time. Will I receive a refund?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar and/or an online course, the cost is transferable to a future event, but is not refundable. Online registration closes one-two business days before the education event begins.
I want to take a specific course that isn't listed online. Will it be offered in the future?
STC rotates its courses every year as we try to offer the most popular ones within the first half of the year. Online courses are subject to change or are offered more than once per quarter. If a course is not listed, STC will offer it again in the following year.
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