Amber Swope

  • New DCL and DITA Strategies Survey Finds Increased Demand for Training Content – and Increased Challenges

    Fresh Meadows, NY – January 31, 2018 – A survey created by DCL and DITA Strategies polled training and learning professionals and the results show that while the demand for training content is rising, the pace of updating the format for that content in order to best drive business is lagging behind.

    DCL is a smart content services provider with extraordinary depth of experience in making the most of content across industries and DITA Strategies is an information architecture development company; together they are uniquely qualified to not only field a survey of this kind, but to also offer solutions to the challenges highlighted in it. The 20-question survey revealed business-driving insights across a wide swath of topics, including the pain points of creating training content, the delivery methods and formats of the training, and much more.

  • Using Structured XML to Power your Learning Content

    Join us to learn how companies are using Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) as the single source to power their learning content, including leveraging learning objectives to drive personalized learning. Dawn Stevens, President of Comtech Services, and Amber Swope, President of DITA Strategies, are co-chairs of the Learning & Training OASIS subcommittee and will explain how DITA can provide the structured foundation for your learning initiatives.

  • Automate to Stay Up-to-Date: 5 Ways to Maintain Your Training Content

    Attend this webinar as we discuss the challenges in keeping your training content up to date and provide strategies to make it easier to keep content current.

  • Optimizing Your DITA Content Model for Translation

    Attend this webinar and learn about how to optimize your DITA content model to get the best results from the translation process.

  • Envisioning the Global Information Experience

    This webinar looks at key factors such as: understanding the unique value content from each function provides, the need to understand the customer’s perspective, the role of information architecture, the link between standardization and quality and the use of a common operating model to lower costs.

  • Training: A Key Component of the Global Information Experience

    View this webinar and find out how XML/DITA can be used to automate, streamline and customize training deliverables: content linked to performance and learning objectives, assessment questions mapped to content, content delivered through an LMS and, content repurposed from other functional areas.

  • Automate to Stay Up-to-Date: 5 Ways to Maintain Your Training Content

    Attend this webinar as we discuss the challenges in keeping your training content up to date and provide strategies to make it easier to keep content current.

  • DITA XML as Neutral Content Source for Educational Publishers

    An XML architecture separates the content from its delivery and enables you to deliver a range of content in a variety of formats: printed books, eBooks, dynamic learning portals, and mobile applications to start the list.

  • Multi-Channel Publishing for Educational Publishers with DITA

    The information landscape has radically changed in the past few years and learners expectations of how they interact with content have changed with it. It is no longer enough to provide a printed book to teach a skill; learners expect to receive a range of content in a variety of formats: printed books, eBooks, dynamic learning portals, and mobile applications start the list. To meet these changing learner needs, educational publishers must convert their content to a neutral source that supports multi-channel content delivery.

  • Providers of Learning Content Face Multiple Delivery Challenges

    Fresh Meadows, NY, Dec. 10, 2014 - Professionals who create and deliver training and educational content for both business and public sector organizations face a number of challenges in today’s content-driven marketplace: lack of resources to maintain content, reduced time to market, and the analytics to measure effectiveness. These are the findings of the 2014 Educational and Training Content Trends Survey, conducted jointly by Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), DITA Strategies and Lasselle-Ramsay, leading providers of content development, conversion and strategy services.