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September 28, 2020

LearningDITA: a free online resource

Are you considering a transition to DITA XML and wondering where to get started? provides free e-learning courses on the foundational aspects of DITA. Each lesson includes instructions, practice exercises, and quizzes to test your knowledge, supplemented with additional resources.

Here’s a glimpse at a few of the available courses: 

Introduction to DITA

Get started with the basics of DITA. You’ll learn about DITA topics, metadata, and creating relationships among topics. Follow along with the examples provided and test things out yourself. 

Introduction to reuse in DITA

Reusing content is one of the main benefits when making the move to DITA XML. This course will introduce you to general reuse concepts in DITA, how to create reusable topics and maps, and how fragment-type reuse works in DITA.

The Learning and Training specialization 

Do you have a lot of training content? This course introduces you to the Learning and Training specialization in DITA, including how to create courses and assessments.

Publishing output from DITA sources

Tie everything from the other courses together and see the final results of what you’ve learned. Practice generating output and learn about custom plugins. 


Register and get started taking LearningDITA courses for free! If your company has experience with LearningDITA and has found it particularly useful, consider supporting the site

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