The <learningPlan> topic type helps you organize information for planning lessons. This information includes:
- Project description, including the title, dates, and subject.
- Needs analysis, including organizational needs, audience needs, and the required environment for delivering the training
- Approaches and strategies for teaching the content.
- Technical requirements, such as the classroom environment or what type of learning management system (LMS) will contain the content
You specify the preceding information with the elements of the <learningPlan> topic. For example, to specify the description for a course, use the <lcPlanDescrip> element, which can contain paragraphs and unordered lists:
<lcPlanDescrip id="lcPlanDescrip_dnw_3bs_rcb"> <title>Course Description</title> <p>This course is intended for owners of small- to medium-sized flocks of domestic ducks. Topics covered include:</p> <ul> <li>Feed Quality<ul id="ul_i2d_lds_rcb"> <li>Source</li> <li>Protection</li> <li>Contamination and spoilage</li> </ul></li> <li>Feed Form</li> <li>Feeders and waterers</li> <li>Nutritional requirements</li> <li>Controlling disease</li> <li>Avoiding predation</li> </ul> </lcPlanDescrip>
Even though the L&T specialization contains elements exclusively for training content, these elements can contain DITA elements you use elsewhere in concept, task, and reference topics. The <ul> within the <lcPlanDescrip> is a good example.