eXact learning solutions has upgraded its eXact LCMS, adding single source XML technical documentation to blended learning and is revealing this upgrade publicly at the Learning Technologies (www.learningtechnologies.co.uk) exhibition in London, on 25th and 26th January (at stand number 34) and at the Learntec (www.learntec.de) exhibition in Karlsruhe, Germany on 31st January to 2nd February (at stand number E30 with partner TWI).


As a result of this major upgrade, eXact LCMS and eXact Mobile platforms now support XML DITA content authoring and management. The Darwin Information Typing Architecture – DITA (http://dita.xml.org/) – is an XML-based standard promoted by OASIS, the US-headquartered global consortium, which is driving the standardisation of technical and maintenance documentation within such industries as the machine engineering, semiconductor, automotive, financial, pharmaceutical and translation industries. The DITA specification allows greater flexibility in learning documentation publishing and reuse, enabling authors to organise digital materials and documents into smaller, more focused topic items.


The new eXact DITA Editor offers a fully-fledged DITA authoring, management and delivery environment. This environment is fully integrated with the eXact LCMS platform’s SCORM-based online and mobile learning content management and rendering capabilities.


Comment: Learning Technologies – and Learntec, come to think of it – are just the places to launch advances in learning technology, such as this DITA editor. I’m sure there will be lots of other product launches at these events. I can hardly wait…