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The formal name of the subcommittee is "The OASIS DocBook eLearning Subcommittee".


The OASIS DocBook eLearning Sub-committee formed in October 2009, with the following purpose:

The OASIS DocBook SubCommittee for eLearning is chartered to develop and maintain official variants of DocBook in support of the eLearning industry. Specifically, the subcommittee will focus on schema and stylesheet customizations to support:

  1. Develop and design a DocBook-based method for creating reusable learning objects, and the learning content types needed to support them. Some specifics of the design for learning content include:

    1. learning types, including assessments and exercises
    2. a content assembly for structuring, sequencing and managing the learning types as reusable learning objects
    3. linking and relationships between learning objects
    4. interactions
  2. Establish guidelines that promote best practices for applying DocBook markup to learning content

Proposed Roadmap

  1. Review modular DocBook proposals and provide feedback to TC

  2. Review best practices in eLearning structures that should be considered for DocBook eLearning.

  3. Mark up Writing Matters sample course (from using DocBook v5.1 and identify gaps

  4. Identify general eLearning needs/use cases not currently met by DocBook

  5. Identify additional specific domains within the eLearning industry that may need specific modules.
  6. develop RFEs from identified needs
  7. develop DocBook v5.0 schema enhancements from RFEs

  8. submit schema enhancements for approval to DocBook TC

Current activities

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Topic: OASIS DocBook eLearning SC

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Current Status

Mark up "Writing Matters" course from and identify gaps where additional DocBook markup is needed.

Supporting Documents on

The OASIS DocBook eLearning SC public page for supporting documents, including links to sample content, the draft specifications, and the latest RNCs.

eLearningSC (last edited 2012-09-10 19:37:14 by scott.hudson1)