Pittsburgh, PA - Inmedius, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Inmedius S1000Dinstructor, the first software solution to define and deliver a system to unlock the S1000D data within a Data Module, reorganize and transform it into SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) courseware that is consistent with the technical publication content. SCORM is a collection of standards and specifications for Web-based e-learning that defines communications between the client side content and a host system, which is commonly a function of a Learning Management System.
Developers of training material utilize S1000Dinstructor to author training content from complex S1000D technical data, publish SCORM-conformant output, and to manage both. A seamless transformation solution, Instructor also supports the incorporation of data from outside of S1000D; including movies, audio, Adobe Flash animations, and trainer-authored content.
"The problem for developers has been the lack of a defined standard for transforming S1000D data to SCORM," explained Sean Rushing, US Director of S1000D Products and Services, Inmedius. "Presently, reusing data within an S1000D module is a labor-intensive cut and paste process. Inmedius S1000Dinstructor provides an automated, disciplined process that takes one, or many, S1000D objects and transforms them into SCORM-conformant output. The process allows the author to reuse smaller sub-sections of the S1000D information, and to insert training multimedia objects and relate them to S1000D content."
Instructor's granular reuse model accesses data at a level that is even more refined than an S1000D module, ensuring consistency between the SCORM courseware and technical publications. Authors are able to create content from the S1000D source data; transforming as much data and objects as possible to meet their training requirements. Users can reuse the S1000D information directly as entire modules, or use only specific elements within a module. This level of granularity allows trainers to customize courseware at a very detailed level; such as providing training on a sequence of steps within a larger equipment repair procedure.
The system's flexible output capability supports customization and a SCORM-structured organization that may include specific training flows like sequencing and navigation. All output files are SCORM-conformant, in the form of HTML packages.
Instructor links to the Inmedius Horizon content management system for validation and reference checking, report generation, and storage of training content and SCORM-compliant output in a generic repository environment. Horizon facilitates professionally managed content and supports XML, SGML, S1000D, DITA, ATA, DocBook and numerous military specifications and customized Documentation Type Definitions (DTD). Learn more at www.inmediushorizon.com.
S1000Dinstructor is the newest offering in the comprehensive and fully integrated seven-module Inmedius S1000D Publishing Suite. Supporting the entire documentation lifecycle, the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software set makes every facet of an ASD S1000D implementation possible. Visit www.inmedius.com/instructor to access detailed product resources, or www.Inmedius.com/kit to request a free S1000D Getting Started Kit.
About Inmedius: Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA with offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and India, Inmedius is a global leader in delivering performance-oriented applications that capture, create, manage, and deploy technical information assets. Integrating those information assets within business processes, using state-of-the-art workflow and collaboration techniques, is an Inmedius hallmark. Providing lifecycle solutions to aerospace, defense, and technical publications organizations worldwide, Inmedius enables its clients to share an unprecedented level of productivity and efficiency - empowering every corner of the organization.