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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] DocBook in Education

Hi Scott,
it is really interesting to see how people use DocBook for educational

To be radical: IMHO Docbook is unsuitable for educational content, but
one could work around :-). It's brilliant in modeling software specific
information for handbooks and help systems, but bad in describing
complex educational settings (like for example a Educational Modeling
Language does).

In reality, most of the educational contents for adults are text
oriented and slide-slide-quiz-style. For those a EML is oversized and
DocBook could work fine. The only thing which is missing are some
elements which help to describe the quizzes and practises. So from my
point of view a future integration of the IMS QTI namespace (and some
XSL to make the transformation to DHTML) in DB V5 would be great. My
current workaround to get Quizzes into DocBook is to build the
interactions with Dreamweaver and the Coursebuilder extension and then
xi:include the HTML into DocBook.


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Hudson [mailto:scottys.log@gmail.com] 
Sent: Freitag, 27. Januar 2006 16:42
To: Thomas, Ludger
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] DocBook in Education

Hi Ludger,

I have several customers who are looking at using DocBook for training
materials.They are still early in their planning stages for this, so we
have not developed any customizations or mappings yet. I would be very
interested in your experiences, from that perspective, and also in how
we might incorporate any of these needs into DocBook v5.0+ as I am on
the DocBook TC.

Best regards,


Thomas, Ludger wrote:
> Dear all,
> Who else is interested in using Docbook for educational purposes e.g.,

> for producing e-Learning content, training media, slides? I would be 
> interested in sharing some experiences. Has anybody worked out a 
> solution for the integration of IMS Qti in DocBook or for the 
> generation of fancy flash from DocBook?
> Best wishes from snowy Germany.
> Ludger Thomas
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