What does semantic XML content for Learning & Training look like?

In our recent blog post, 4 reasons to use DITA XML to create learning assessments, we mentioned that you can use DITA XML to create Learning & Training courses that people can access on their mobile phone or tablet in whatever language they prefer. That left readers wondering: How does that work, exactly? And how hard is it to do?

At a high level, DITA XML enables dynamic delivery by making content readable by a machine. Adding “semantic” markup code to your content gives it context and makes it possible to find, share, and present information in powerful ways. Let’s look at how this works in a Learning & Training environment.

DITA has a number of file types that have been specifically developed with L&T best practices in mind. When designing a new course, developers can start with a Learning Overview. Here’s what one looks like in the easyDITA XML editor:

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