The Educational Publishing market needs a unified and stabilized specification for structured content management in education. Publishers, Content Producers and the end users themselves, students and teachers, could greatly benefit of a common and open XML binding defining content structures and maps. This would empower re-use across at the paragraph and chapter levels and enable distributed viral and social services such as shared reading, rich media annotation and synchronous communities on digital textbooks at a level unmatched by current standards such as IMS and Scorm. DITA, the Darwinian Information Technology Architecture , a structured content management specification originally developed by IBM and now mantained and evolved by Oasis is rapidly gaining interest for educational resources publishing. The advent of the Ipad and Android tablets has accelerated such need and a common format for structured content management in Educational textbooks is needed to make new generation educational resources and ebooks.
Read also:
Introduction to Structured Content Management with XML
**http://www.realstorygroup.com/Feature/112**

Introduction to DITA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Information_Typing_Architecture
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-dita1/
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