learningGroup

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

Use a <learningGroup> to structure learning objects into higher-level organizations, such as course-level, module-level, or lesson-level.

In addition to organizing learningObjects, a learningGroup may include topic references to learningPlan, learningOverview. and learningSummary topics, and may also include references to learningAssessment topics. A learningGroup can also contain other <learningGroup> elements, allowing you to organize learning content at course, module, or other higher levels of hierarchy.

Contains

Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype Content model
learningBookmap, learningMap ( (topicmeta) (optional) then (learningPlanRef) (optional) then ( (learningOverviewRef) or (learningPreAssessmentRef) ) (any number) then ( (learningObject) or (learningGroup) ) (any number) then ( (learningPostAssessmentRef) or (learningSummaryRef) ) (any number) )

Inheritance

+ map/topicref learningmap-d/learningGroup

Example

<map id="learningGroup_example">
<!-- a learningGroup can appear anywhere in a map hierarchy but always
     follows a consistent information pattern  -->
<!------------------------------------------------------------------->
<!-- a course=level learning group -->
<learningGroup href="course_top_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
<!------------------------------------------------------------------->
  <learningPlanRef href="course_Plan_topic.dita" type="learningPlan" />
  <learningOverviewRef href="course_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview"/>
  <!------------------------------------------------------------------->
  <!-- module-level learning groups -->
  <learningGroup href="module1_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
  <!------------------------------------------------------------------->
    <learningOverviewRef href="module1_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview"/>
      <!------------------------------------------------------------------->
      <!-- This module has two lesson-level groups of learning objects -->
      <learningGroup href="lesson1_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
      <!------------------------------------------------------------------->
        <learningOverviewRef href="lesson1_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview"/>
        <!-- learning objects in lesson1 -->
        <learningObject collection-type="sequence" href="lo1_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
        . . .
        </learningObject>
        <learningObject collection-type="sequence" href="lo2_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
        . . .
        </learningObject>
        <learningAssessmentRef href="lesson1_Assessment.dita" type="learningAssessment"/>
        <learningSummaryRef href="lesson1_Summary.dita" type="learningSummary"/>
      </learningGroup>
    <!------------------------------------------------------------------->
    <learningGroup href="lesson2_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
    <!------------------------------------------------------------------->
      <learningOverviewRef href="lesson1_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview"/>
        <!-- learning objects in lesson2 -->
        <learningObject collection-type="sequence" href="lo3_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
        . . .
        </learningObject>
        <learningObject collection-type="sequence" href="lo4_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
        . . .
        </learningObject>
        <learningAssessmentRef href="lesson2_Assessment.dita" type="learningAssessment"/>
        <learningSummaryRef href="lesson2_Summary.dita" type="learningSummary"/>
      </learningGroup>
  </learningGroup>
  <!------------------------------------------------------------------->
  <learningGroup href="module2_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
  <!------------------------------------------------------------------->
    <learningOverviewRef href="module1_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview"/>
      <!-- learning objects in module 2 (no lesson-level groups) -->
      <learningObject collection-type="sequence" href="loA_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
        . . .
      </learningObject>
      <learningObject collection-type="sequence" href="loB_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
      </learningObject>
        . . .
      <learningObject collection-type="sequence" href="loC_Overview.dita" type="learningOverview">
      </learningObject>
    <learningAssessmentRef href="module2_Assessment.dita" type="learningAssessment"/>
    <learningSummaryRef href="module2_Summary.dita" type="learningSummary"/>
  </learningGroup>
<!------------------------------------------------------------------->
<learningAssessmentRef href="course_Assessment.dita" type="learningAssessment"/>
<learningSummaryRef href="course_Summary.dita" type="learningSummary"/>
</learningGroup>
<!------------------------------------------------------------------->
</map>

Attributes

Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
navtitle Specifies the title of the topic as it will appear in the navigation or tables of contents that are generated from the map. Beginning with DITA 1.2, the preferred way to specify the navigation title in a map is with the navtitle element, available inside the topicmeta element. CDATA #IMPLIED No
href A pointer to the resource represented by the <topicref>. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. References to DITA content cannot be below the topic level: that is, you cannot reference individual elements inside a topic. References to content other than DITA topics should use the format attribute to identify the kind of resource being referenced. CDATA #IMPLIED No
query This attribute is deprecated. It may be removed in the future. CDATA #IMPLIED No
copy-to Use the copy-to attribute on the <topicref> element to provide a different file name for a particular instance of the topic in the map (for example, to separate out the different versions of the topic, rather than combining them on output). The links and navigation associated with that instance will point to a copy of the topic with the file name you specified.

Use the <linktext> and <shortdesc> in the <topicref>'s <topicmeta> to provide a unique name and short description for the new copy.

CDATA #IMPLIED No
type The topic type of the map reference. CDATA learningOverview IMPLIED
topicref-atts attribute group (collection-type, processing-role, type, scope, locktitle, format, linking, toc, print, search, chunk) A set of related attributes. See topicref-atts, topicref-atts-no-toc, and topicref-atts-without-format attribute groups.      
univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups) A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group      
global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc) A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group      
class, outputclass, keyref Keyref provides a redirectable reference based on a key defined within a map. See The keyref attribute for information on using this attribute. Class and outputclass are described in Other common DITA attributes