Module: Online Documentation

About the topic

Online documentation is the general term for documentation contents that are available in electronic form. Online documentation is an evolution of the printed book, in which the technical means of the electronic basis are used in addition. In particular, the possibility of linking contents through hyperlinks is a characteristic feature of online documentation. Links allow users to access information quickly and to jump directly between topics.

The creation of professional online documentation requires considerable structuring skills as well as a sound knowledge of the technical possibilities.

This module describes the knowledge and skills that are essential for designing and creating high quality online documentation, and for evaluating existing online offers according to established quality criteria.