Introduction to XML Course

Introduction to XMLXML is one of the most popular industry formats for document publishing and web application development. It is an extensible and elegant solution that is being rapidly incorporated into next-generation document, web, and e-business application strategies. As such, XML skills are in huge demand.

Introduction to XML is a 6-week online course that includes a complete overview of XML. It provides you with a basic introduction to the components of an XML document and related technologies. You will learn how to create a valid (well-formed) XML document using an XML editor. Through exercises and assignments, you will create  several different types of XML documents. After completing this course, you will feel comfortable in using an XML editor to create XML documents.

The course also provides an overview of Document Type Definitions (DTDs) and DTD syntax. It includes an introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) by explaining how to use CSS with XML.

The course is ideal for anyone interested in next-generation publishing, including webmasters, programmers, web developers, technical writers/editors, and print publishers who want to gain a working knowledge of XML.

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About the Instructor

The instructor will guide you throughout the course by providing one-to-one mentoring. During the course, the instructor will answer your questions by email, provide you with feedback on your assignments, and lead optional text chat sessions to discuss the materials and assignments.

Susan Bodnik is the author and instructor of this course. She has over 15 years of experience in teaching and developing online courses. Susan holds a degree in English from the University of Waterloo with a specialized focus on communications, rhetoric, and online learning.

Student Reviews

As an online course it allowed me to study where and when I wanted, but it was more than just that. The support from tutors was first rate, while the course was well paced, and pitched at a level which allowed me to learn quickly and in depth without becoming bogged down in too much techno-babble.
I can’t get over the quality of the materials/feedback and instructor accessibility/discussion for the cost of this course. I would definitely sign up again with online learning and encourage others to as well.
It gives a solid start to XML. I feel that I can speak intelligently now about XML and its applications. A very good course.  

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